Creep feeding calves in a high cost and high price environment
Tri State Livestock News
Creep feeding has traditionally been profitable during cycles when calf prices were high and feed costs were low. University of Lincoln-Nebraska extension beef specialist Rick Rasby says the current scenario – high calf prices and high feed costs – is one beef producers haven’t previously encountered.
Understanding ruminal fermentation and digestion
The Cattle Business Weekly
The biggest agricultural focus has been on the cattle prices this year, as many cattle producers are selling their livestock at record prices. Looking at this spring’s calf crop and forward thinking to the fall sale season, there will be many sold while some will be retained.
Cutting Feed and Reproduction Costs
New strategies to reduce the cost of production include more efficient nutrient use by the animals and improvements in their lifetime production efficiency.
Maximizing Animal Welfare in Kosher Slaughter
The Jewish Daily Forward
There are legislative attempts around the world to require stunning of animals prior to religious slaughter. I do not get involved in the politics of this issue, but the following discussion may help clarify where there are problem areas.
Investing in Farm to Fork Infrastructure
Senate Bill 249 proposes the state takeover of Oahu’s last remaining slaughterhouse in the face of its impending closure and lack of alternative private investors.
U.S. Failure on S. Korea FTA Would Cede Market to Beef Rivals
Bomi Lim and Stephen Engle
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said failure by Congress to pass a free-trade agreement with South Korea would hand an advantage to rivals such as Australian beef exporters.
U.S. plans to lift restrictions on Canadian beef
Canadian cattlemen may want to circle Nov. 19 on their calendars.
That’s the effective date of the U.S. government’s final rule to restart trade in older live cattle and their beef products, barring interference from political or legal wrangling.
Culling cows may be option with limited forage supplies
Southwest Farm Press
Cattle producers faced with limited forage supplies because of drought or wildfire should be evaluating whether or not it is time to cull poorer producing cows.
Don’t let horn flies steal performance this summer
The Cattle Business Weekly
As I write this article the third week of April, I can still see snow. The mid April snow storms experienced by much of the region make it hard to believe spring, let alone summer will ever come.
Piney Woods Cow Congress set
Jacksonville Daily Progress
This year’s Piney Woods Cow Congress will feature management strategies for livestock producers to reducing losses, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.