Identifying Cull Cows
Eldon Cole discusses identifying candidate cows for culling.
Eldon Cole is a University of Missouri livestock specialist for southwest Missouri headquartered at Mt. Vernon. He was raised on a livestock farm at Potosi, Mo., and graduated from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture in 1962 and received a Masters in Animal Husbandry in 1963. Mr. Cole began his Extension career in 1964 in Marshall and in 1968 transferred to Mt. Vernon as livestock specialist. His programs include beef and forage production and utilization, Missouri Steer Feedout, Show-Me-Select Beef Heifer Replacement Program, bull breeding soundness clinics, and grazing schools to name a few.
USDA Sticking by GIPSA Rule
The Obama administration will not withdraw the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rule regarding the marketing of livestock and poultry, even though a bipartisan group of 147 House members wrote Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging that it be rewritten, a USDA spokesman said late last week.
Cattle Producers Join Forcers for Better Sales
Cattle producers and buyers are finding a win-win method of marketing cattle in the Cattlemen’s Exchange and Homeplace Producer Sales.
Mississippi State University’s Extension Service is partnering with several organizations and sale barns to offer auctions in Winona and Hattiesburg for cattle that may never pass through either of those cities.
BeefTalk: Little Money Available for High-cost Producers
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Times are good and perennial grasses, or should we say perennial plants, are doing a little more waving in the wind this spring than their annual grass counterparts.
If one mentions grass, then cattle discussions are soon to follow. Even when times are good, with good grasses and good prices, survival is not to be taken for granted by grass and cattle producers.
Cattle Producers Complain USDA Is Playing It By Ear
Materials, Handling and Logistics
There’s a burning issue (sorry) in the world of the beef production supply chain: whether cattle ranchers should continue to identify cattle using hot brands, or to instead opt for ear tags.
Montana ranchers push for Korea trade deal
Great Falls Tribune
Eager to expand beef markets, Montana ranchers are throwing their weight behind a pending trade agreement with South Korea.
NCBA: WTO Preliminary Ruling on COOL Good for Producers
Western Livestock Journal
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reported that the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) preliminary ruling on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) reinforces what the group, which is the oldest and largest national organization representing the U.S. cattle industry, has stated all along.