If Feed Is Short, Should You Feed Or Ship?
It’s difficult in any significant drought to decide whether to sell out and buy back in later, or to feed through it. For producers living through the current drought, deciding is extra tough because cattle prices are so high.
Farm-a-cology a great teaching tool
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
Veterinarians now have an interactive teaching tool for dairy clients on the proper use of drugs on the dairy, preventing residues and acting in accordance with VCPRs, ELDUs and AMDUCA.
Declining Corn Crop Renews Fears of Rationing
Victoria G. Myers
Good news is getting hard to find in Midwestern corn fields, and that has renewed concerns among livestock producers that feed rationing could become a reality this fall.
Drought, high demand makes hay hard to find
A scorching drought in the southern Plains has caused hay prices to soar, benefiting farmers to the north but forcing many ranchers to make a difficult choice between paying high prices or selling their cattle.
NMSU to host field day on bovine high altitude disease among cattle
New Mexico State University has announced that it will give cattle producers a chance to learn more about bovine high altitude disease and cattle dying from hypertension while grazing in the mountains.
New report provides in-depth profiles of top animal health, nutrition companies
A comprehensive report providing in-depth profiles of more than 130 animal health and nutrition companies is now available from Fountain Agricounsel LLC, a leading management-consultant company that specializes in this industry.
State legislators to compete in showmanship contest at state fair
About 20 of South Dakota’s legislators will try their hand at showing beef cattle Saturday at this year’s South Dakota State Fair.
The annual Legislative Showmanship Competition – a friendly competition – pairs legislators with a youth livestock exhibitor from their district.
Tri State Livestock News
Over the past year there has been a lot of press concerning the checkoff, NCBA and the CBB, so I wanted to take a moment to give you all a brief history.
The All-Around Cattleman
Few people have their finger on the pulse of the cattle industry like local sale barn managers. Bill Goehring of southeastern Iowa is no exception
Chipotle Takes Stab at "Factory Farms"
Chipotle has a history of portraying a negative picture of modern agriculture. The chain of restaraunts advocates an anti "big ag" position. Their websites states that they use locally grown and family farm raised ingredients "when practical" and their campaign
Baxter Black DVM: Spotting a cattle expert ain’t easy
Amarillo Globe News
An interviewer asked me how one can make a living in the cow business.
Equal Is Not Necessarily Fair
The terms “fair” and “equal” are often used interchangeably. However, according to Scott Heintzelman, CPA with McKonly and Asbury LLP in Camp Hill, PA, the two aren’t synonymous, especially when it comes to passing the family ranch or farm to the next generation.
What beef farmers can learn from the poultry producers
While it may seem churlish to try to draw comparisons between intensive poultry and the production of suckled calves, the meticulous attention to every facet of management and performance that underpins David Speller’s broiler unit near Chesterfield must prove that there are lessons to be learned by the beef sector.
Beef demand on the rise for several reasons
Tri State Livestock News
Fed steer prices in Nebraska through mid-August have averaged $112 per hundredweight this year. Over the same time period last year they averaged $92 per hundredweight.
OSU spreadsheets help producers make cattle culling decisions
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has made available three easy-to-use spreadsheet tools to assist cattle producers with drought-related culling decisions.
Licence Agreement To Speed Up Genetic Progress
Cellectis bioresearch has granted Recombinetics an exclusive license agreement for the use of targeted nucleases in cattle, pigs and sheep, opening a new field of applications for the former organization’s technologies.
Nutrition Key in Feed Measurements
Dr. Ken McMillan
Because different feeds are very different in their nutrient density. I compare it to a steak dinner. Picture in your mind 8 ounces of lettuce next to an 8-ounce steak.
Building beef demand
Dave Barz, DVM
Tri State Livestock News
August has been great so far. The temperatures moderated for Dakotafest, the big storms missed us and we received some rain to keep everything going.
Say a prayer for Texas farmers
I had an opportunity to go Texas recently for a continuing education meeting. When I arrived at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to get my connecting flight to San Antonio, I got the impression that the people of Texas took a lot of pride in the fact that they are from Texas.
Grazing workshop planned in Dickinson
The fourth annual Beef Cattle and Forage Grazing Workshop will be held Sept. 13 at the Dickinson Research Extension Center Ranch headquarters southwest of Manning, according to program coordinator Doug Landblom The program will run 1-5 p.m.