New Technology Means Increased Consistency and Efficiency in Grading for Beef Industry
The USDA Choice and USDA Prime grade shields are highly regarded, both domestically and internationally, as symbols of high-quality American beef. Cattle producers and feeders increasingly rely on USDA grades to determine payments for their cattle—a vital link to supporting and sustaining rural America.
The Udder Issue
Congratulations to those cow-calf producers who have never grappled with udder issues. You may be in the minority, though, for plenty of cow persons do have experience with mandatory mammary manipulation.
Optimizing Winter Annuals
Darrell L. Rankins, Jr., Auburn University
Many producers utilize winter annuals, small grains and/or ryegrass, to complement their forage program. The question is, are they utilized in the most optimal way? Instead of unrestricted access to the forage, what about limited access such that the high-quality forage becomes a supplement? Most producers base their winter feeding program on free-choice hay with the use of some supplements after calving.
Hereford Taking a Global Leadership Role
The American Hereford Association (AHA) has positioned itself to incorporate genomic technology and to discover the genomic markers that are economically relevant to the Hereford breed.
Producers Invited To ISU Beef Nutrition Research Showcase
Beef Cattle News
AMES, Iowa , People who attend Iowa State University (ISU) football games and who also are interested in beef research have a unique opportunity awaiting them on the date of the final home ISU football game on Nov. 18. ISU’s Iowa Beef Center and beef nutrition faculty and staff are planning the "Beef Nutrition Research Pre-game Showcase" beginning that morning.
Keep Calving Rates High
With 800 brood cows, Tim Sutphin of Dublin, Va., knows the importance of a good calving season. He and wife, Cathy, run a 2,270-acre cow/calf operation at Hillwinds Farm in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
Texas Ranger, Texas Rancher, The Passion of Nolan Ryan
Baseball fans see Nolan Ryan in the owner’s box at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. They know him as part owner, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. Or perhaps the legions of fans see Ryan in their cherished memories – the seven no-hitters, the 27 major league seasons, the all-time strikeout record, or the 324 wins.