Raising ‘just right’ beef cows
Springfield News Leader
Everyone knows the story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. But have you heard about Goldilocks and the three cows?
Goldilocks the beef cow rancher, also has that dilemma with the cows in her pasture, some being too thin, some are too fat, but some are "just right."
Lameness in cows, bulls and replacement heifers is a common problem confronting cattlemen. In most situations, the problem is occurring in the foot, with occasional lesions in the shoulders, hips, knees and other joints.
Texas Cattlemen Experiment Feeding Whole Cotton Plant Due to Drought
Texas beef producers are exploring the use of whole cotton plants as a protein source for cattle due to extreme drought conditions, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Rustling costs ranchers millions in poor economy
Even with cattle theft rampant in much of the nation’s midsection, Oklahoma rancher Ryan Payne wasn’t worried about anyone messing with his cows and calves. By his estimation, his pasture is so far off the beaten path "you need a helicopter to see it."
Fewer cattle seen moving into US feedlots
The number of cattle sent to U.S. feedlots fell for a second straight month in September, analysts polled by Reuters said, signaling a shrinking pool of beef cattle due to a historic drought in the southern Plains.
PSU tips hat to tradition at cattle auction
Centre Daily Times
The black cow and its calf paced uneasily around the pen, staring into the crowded room as the auctioneer rapidly yelled out bid after bid.
The price of the cattle steadily rose as the bidding war escalated between the men and women who had come from across the country to take part in Penn State’s cattle auction.
Interest in genetic improvement increases
High Plains Journal
The summer of 2011 has seen dry weather, poor feed supplies, open cows and a sizeable reduction in beef cow numbers in southwest Missouri. However, most serious-minded cow raisers remain optimistic as cow numbers across the country are down and, unless there is a total collapse in beef demand, price prospects for the future look pretty good.