Leaders seek unity to grow beef industry
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is walking the halls of Congress and regulatory agencies, working to make sure government doesn’t shove beef off the center of the food plate, two of the organization’s top leaders said in addressing the recent North Dakota Stockmen’s Association annual meeting in Bismarck, N.D.
Treat a Fever or Not?
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
There’s some debate as to whether it’s best to treat a fever or not.
Protect the Cowherd
Dan Goehl, DVM
As we begin to vaccinate calves, do not forget to vaccinate adult cattle. A healthy and well immunized calf starts with the vaccination of the cow.
Angus Board Approves Long-Range Strategic Plan
US – After more than a century of expansion, the Angus breed has become one of American agriculture’s greatest success stories — a story of quality, demand and innovation.
Niman Ranch moves beef production
In an effort to continually drive its core principles of sustainable agriculture and humane animal care to the highest possible standards, Niman Ranch has moved its beef processing plant from JBS Swift in Hyrum, Utah to XL FourStar in Omaha, Neb.
Steve Cornett: One More Reason to ID Your Cattle
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has jumped into the animal identification fray with a study suggesting that foreign demand for traceability is probably enough to pay the costs of a mandatory national ID program.
Selecting heifers to keep as replacements
Tri State Livestock News
It’s nearly weaning time and I expect most people have weaning and marketing plans in place. The unprecedented highs in calf prices have to make marketing calves a fun and exciting process this year.
We Are Not Alone When It Comes to Misunderstanding Agriculture
Hoosier AG Today
Ask almost any American farmer if consumers today understand where their food comes from and you will get a resounding,”No!” Ask any American farmer if the media today is biased against agriculture and you will get a resounding, “Yes!”
Tips to help producers understand feeder cattle grading.
If you’re in the business of marketing feeder cattle, you might follow the market by checking prices paid at local auction markets or by checking information received through some market reporting service.
Scientists study high altitude sickness in cattle
SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
San Francisco Chronicle
The lush grass in northern New Mexico provides a strong lure for drought-stricken ranchers looking for a way to feed their animals. But grazing in the mountains brings a risk of bovine high altitude disease, a potentially fatal illness that costs the beef industry some $60 million a year.