Beef Cows, How Big is Too Big?
Dr. Bryan McMurry
The genetic revolution in the beef cattle industry has brought us tremendous increases in productivity. The bulk of these improvements have been realized through improved rates of gain.
Expected Progeny Differences And Selection Indices For Beef Cattle Selection
Mississippi State University
Beef sire selection decisions have a major impact on future calf crops and ultimately on profitability. Using selection tools can help producers make better live cattle, semen, and embryo selection decisions.
Flax in beef diets
Researchers at North Dakota University in Fargo, studied the effect of flax grain inclusion on rumen fermentation, digestion, and microbial protein synthesis in growing and finishing diets for beef cattle.
Impact of body condition on reproductive productivity in beef cattle
The Prairie Star
Hello farmers and livestock producers. Before I begin the article, let me take a few lines to introduce myself. I am a new member of the Minnesota Beef Team stationed at the North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids. I specialize in reproductive management and cow/calf production.
Inflationary trends in cow production costs continue
Tri State Livestock News
There has been a lot of interest in the feed grain market this growing season. The corn market has been driven higher by a number of factors.
Cattle Market Shifting As Corn Prices Climb
Victoria G. Myers
Cow/calf producers and backgrounders who can hold onto animals a little longer and add forage-based pounds should be in a sweet spot to sell going into 2011. Corn prices, spurred ahead by lower-than-expected production and a drop in carryout, will now encourage feeders to opt for heavier animals than they may have wanted just a month ago.
Weaning time is harvest time in cow-calf country
This can be a stressful time for the cow, the calf and the farmer/rancher. Probably the most critical weaning decisions a rancher needs to make are gauging when and where to wean.
2011 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is kicking off registration for the “Rocky Mountain Round-Up,” the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, which will be February 2-5, 2011, in Denver.
Cattle Industry: Bright Long-term Outlook
The cattle industry is ready to set records for high prices this year and next, said Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt.
"Although this is positive news for finished cattle prices, calves and feeder cattle still face the price-depressing burden of high feed costs. In the longer run, current high feed prices will keep the industry in a liquidation phase, and smaller beef supplies in coming years will be positive for returns for years to come," he said.
Market woes threaten quality of U.S. beef
In this Great Plains ranching town, cowboys still lasso steers as part of their daily routine and cattle producers such as Bob Sears still take pride in the long tradition of raising American beef.