Why is there a calf in the bathtub!?
This week was Mr. Ron Hayes from the Radio Oklahoma Network. He was talking about reviving newborn calves in your bathtub! I felt a cense of relief come over me to learn that I’m not the only one who, (as my wife put’s it) "pamper my cattle".
National Cattlemen Elect Pony-Tailed President With Ties to Rival Group
On paper, Bill Donald looks like a typical National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president.
A third-generation Montana rancher, Donald runs his operation with the help of his wife and two sons.
Much Of Last Year’s Hay Needs Supplement
Thanks to an excess of rainfall this past summer, many producers had difficulty getting hay made in a timely manner which resulted in over-mature forage.
Kentucky moves to prevent spread of cattle diseases
Southeast Farm Press
All breeding cattle 18 months of age and older that are offered for sale at Kentucky stockyards are required to be identified with the state veterinarian’s office effective Feb. 14, State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has announced.
BeefTalk: Calving Date – When?
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
When discussing major changes in the beef cow operation, calving date and cow size quickly come to life. The easiest to change is calving date.
NU vet: HSUS here to stay
Groups that want to forever change or even eliminate animal agriculture have several trends in their favor.
A growing urban America means that more than half of the population is at least three generations removed from farming, said Jeff Ondrak, a beef cattle clinical veterinarian and University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member at the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center in Clay Center.
Red Angus plays strong role in profitable ranching
High Plains Journal
Cattlemen across the nation are recognizing the role genetics play in increasing both quality and profitability of their cowherds. Breeders and industry professionals who attended the annual BrainTrust meeting in Denver, Colo., held during the National Western Stock Show, discussed the direction of the beef cattle industry and Red Angus’s impact on profitability.
Producers hear repeatedly about the importance of minerals in beef cattle diets. Veterinarians, Extension educators and feed company “reps” harp on it all the time. Minerals are components of body tissues and fluids, and a balance of mineral elements is essential to normal metabolism.
Inflation and the beef industry
Tri State Livestock News
Input cost inflation at all levels of the beef industry (cow-calf, feedlot, packing, retail and food service) is beginning to have long-term consequences for industry participants.
Consider Traits When Buying a Bull
Bull sale season is under way, and producers will have many opportunities to buy bulls from now through the end of May.
With all of the options – sale dates, breeders, cow families and sires – to choose from, the decision of which bull to buy may not come easily.