Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

Quality cattle equals less risk

Tom Brink, J&F Oklahoma Holdings, talks about how they use quality to manage risk at Five Rivers Cattle Feeding. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. Visit http://www.CABpartners.com or http://www.angus.org for more information.

 

Fighting to Keep Forages in the Green

Fighting to Keep Forages in the Green

Becky Mills

DTN

It isn’t easy being a warm-season forage. It’s hot. Probably dry. There are pests and weeds around every turn. And the last thing anyone is thinking about this time of the year is soil testing. Right? Big mistake.

Full Story

Working with a Veterinarian

Working with a Veterinarian

Heather Smith Thomas

Yourcattle.com

It pays to have a good working relationship with a veterinarian, to assist in herd health management strategy and preventative medicine, rather than just relying on a veterinarian for emergencies.

Full Story

Big Ag’s Latest Attempt to Chill Free Speech

Big Ag’s Latest Attempt to Chill Free Speech

Michele Simon

Food Safety News

Editors Note: This is an Opinion Piece, a comment area is provided at the end of the article in Food Safety News

For many good food advocates, the end of a legislative session often means disappointment that their bills to help fix our broken food system did not pass. But in some states, when lawmakers go home we should really all breathe a big sigh of relief.

Full Story

Wyoming field tour

Wyoming field tour

The Cattle Business Weekly

Research topics include high tunnel production, irrigation and drought (corn, alfalfa for hay, sunflower), tall fescue production in the Big Horn Basin, sainfoin production, preplant chemical incorporation in beans, sugar beets, bio-stimulants and cropping systems.

Full Story

A look at what’s behind the Star Lake brand

A look at what’s behind the Star Lake brand

Angie Stump Denton

Hereford World

Home of “21st Century Hereford Genetics,” Star Lake Cattle Ranch is committed to raising and selling high-quality Herefords that contribute to the beef industry.

Since 2003 Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., has been owned by the father-son team of Jim and Randy Blin.

Full Story

North Dakota State University unveils new Beef Cattle Research Complex

North Dakota State University unveils new Beef Cattle Research Complex

Alaina Mousel

Tri State Livestock News

On Wednesday, June 29, North Dakota State University (NDSU) unveiled their new Beef Cattle Research Complex. Located on the west side of I-29 and 19th Ave. North in Fargo, the facility consists of a feeding area, cattle handling system, calving pens, feed mixing facility and offices.

Full Story

USCA wants beef checkoff changes made

USCA wants beef checkoff changes made

KTIC

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association President Jon Wooster says – enough is enough. So, in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, USCA has requested a full investigation by USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service into emerging checkoff contractor compliance and funding management issues as well as events surrounding the resignation of Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO, Tom Ramey. Wooster says, – Ramey’s resignation is a – critical blow to the Beef Checkoff Program.

Full Story

Cattle Ranchers Worried about Impact of Possible Lizard Listing

Cattle Ranchers Worried about Impact of Possible Lizard Listing

Beau Berman

CBS 7 News

Many agree that the listing of the Sand Dune Lizard on the endangered species list could have devastating effects on the oil and gas industry.

Some say it could limit water transfer efforts as well.

Now you can add ranching to the list.

Some cattle raisers believe the lizard listing could halt their business too.

Full Story

Alabama’s Statewide Beef Field day is July 30

Alabama’s Statewide Beef Field day is July 30

Donna Reynolds

Southeast Farm Press

The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association, the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, are hosts for a statewide Beef Field Day July 30.

Full Story