Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Battling external parasites in cattle

Battling external parasites in cattle

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

Most of the storms have missed our area, but others have been pummeled severely. The cool, wet weather has really delayed the spring fly hatch, but with the warm days to come, I’m sure the populations will increase rapidly.

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Steve Cornett:  More Evidence Beef Protectionists are Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Steve Cornett:  More Evidence Beef Protectionists are Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Beef Today

So, those of you who think we don’t need to export beef, please refer yourself to Mark Bittman’s latest anti-meat diatribe in the New York Times. You can read it at http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/meat-why-bother/?hp

Importantly, also read the comments. That, my friends, is the cutting edge of societal progress. That attitude is chic. If it weren’t it, wouldn’t be in the New York Times.

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Help producers select heifers at weaning

Help producers select heifers at weaning

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Take into consideration calf quality as well as dam performance factors.

Now more than ever economics are playing into cowherd decisions, and one of the most critical is selecting which heifer calves to keep at weaning for use as replacement heifers in the herd. Veterinarians can be instrumental in helping their beef clients retain the right ones.

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Angus industry leader predicts beefy growth

Angus industry leader predicts beefy growth

Carolyn Kaberline

Topeka Capital Journal

It’s 6:30 a.m. as Bryce Schumann climbs into his Buick LaSabre. Pulling out of his Lecompton driveway, he turns onto K-40 highway to begin his daily 70-mile commute to St. Joseph, Mo.

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New England looking to expand beef industry

New England looking to expand beef industry

Stephen Singer

News Telegram

With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in eastern Connecticut about 300 miles to a meatpacker in Pennsylvania.

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Splendor in the grass

Splendor in the grass

Newsleader.com

Rebecca Martinez

"They may call themselves cattle ranchers or shepherds or what have you, but if they weren’t good at raising grass, they wouldn’t have livestock," said Extension Agent Jason Carter, of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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New rural drought: political clout

New rural drought: political clout

A.G. Sulzberger

The Columbus Dispatch

Residents here like to repeat a well-worn saying about Nebraska: It is home to more cows than people. Unlike some cliches, this one has the advantage of being true. According to the most recent counts, there are more than three times as many cows (6.2 million) as people (1.8 million).

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Do cattle & corn prices respond to supply and demand?

Do cattle & corn prices respond to supply and demand?

Dillon Feuz

Tri State Livestock News

Let’s take a look at what has happened to box beef prices, fed cattle prices, feeder cattle prices and corn prices over the last year.  There will be a few more numbers in this article than what I typically I write, but I think it is necessary to show what has happened in the markets.

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Game changers for the Feed and Food Industry

Game changers for the Feed and Food Industry

The Cattle Business Weekly

During Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, in mid-May, three experts from the fields of new media, economics and one of the largest food companies in the world, Nestlé, presented their views on how agribusiness should respond to relentless commoditization and innovation for a growing world population. 

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Genetic Evaluation Makes For Highest Grade Beef

Genetic Evaluation Makes For Highest Grade Beef

Jess Antonio

KECI

When it comes to people’s food, talking about genetic improvement may make some feel uneasy. But that subject is what the research symposium of the Beef Improvement Federation at Montana State University is trying to tackle, how those in the industry can produce the highest grade beef possible.

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