Savvy supplement strategies
The Cattle Business Weekly
Following up on last week’s front page article regarding supplements, this week we will discuss how producers can strategize to save a few dollars and make better sense of their feeding program.
Tips for Pasturing Cattle on Wheat
Producers should keep several considerations in mind if they plan to use their wheat fields as pasture this year, said Jim Shroyer, Kansas State University Research and Extension crop production specialist.
BeefTalk: The Obvious Is Not Always Obvious
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
While each third-party verifier may have a different approach, the conclusion is the same.
The call came late in the day after most people had left the office.
“Do you know who the calf carrying the electronic identification number 123123123123123 is? Would you have the calf in your database?”
Toxic Journalism, What You Read Could Be Dangerous To Your Health
Hoosier AG Today
Alex Avery has just released a report on the history of pesticide activism. Titled “50 Years of Panic and Propaganda,” the report documents the deliberate and calculated distortion of the facts by scientists, politicians, and journalists. He shows how this has impacted our world today and how it may shape our world of the future.
Why Farm Publications and Farm Broadcasters Won’t Tell the Truth
Meat Trade News Daily
As Ben Roberts so eloquently stated in his book, Past, Present, and How We Can Survive For The Future in the Beef Cattle Business, "Five generations of cattlemen have lived through repeated successions of boom and bust. The ups and downs were serious problems in the past. Today, they cause even greater hardships, and cattlemen are squarely against the need to smooth out the problems we have in the beef cattle industry."
Cattlemen’s Club beefs things up on campus
The Stallion Online
Every day, consumers go to the meat section at their local grocery store, put beef in their shopping carts, pay for it and take it home. That’s it. They usually don’t think, "Where did this come from?" or "How did this get here?"
How to put profit back in ranching operations
Dee Ann Littlefield
Bandera County Courier
“Think outside the box,” Colorado rancher Kit Pharo challenged his attentive audience at the “Moving from Production to Profit in Ranching” seminar in Decatur on Sept. 29.
CSU Taylor workshop set for Dec. 13-14
With a theme of "Feeding the Beef Cowherd for Maximum Profit," Colorado State University`s Beef Management Systems Group will be offering the Robert E. Taylor Memorial Beef Cattle Workshop Dec. 13-14. The event will be held in the Taylor Auditorium at CSU`s Agricultural Research Development and Educational Center, 4482 E. County Road 56, Fort Collins.
‘Dinosaur Way of Thinking’ Hurts Farmers
Retailers have been accused of ‘dinosaur thinking’ by continuing to shovel huge quantities of mince onto the shelves rather than developing more profitable alternative cuts. The charge has come from the National Beef Association which is warning their activities risk causing a stampede out of the sector.
Other Farm Organizations Expect Change
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Steve Foglesong says many proponents of government overreach into the U.S. cattle industry were voted out of office on Tuesday.