Do Your Homework Before Buying a Bull
Ted G. Dyer
Selecting the right bull for your cow herd could be considered as one of the most important decisions you make in staying profitable. Don’t make a quick unprepared decision on purchasing a bull.
Hay Shortage May Lead to More Foreign Materials in Hay
Oklahoma Farm Report
Truck after truck can be spotted on highways throughout the state bringing in hay from other areas. Daren Redfearn, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension forage specialist, has some tips for producers to consider when purchasing hay from regions outside the southern Great Plains.
BeefTalk: Twenty Years of Great Beef Production
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
In the last 20 years, typical beef producers have increased herd size, established new expectations for cattle growth from slightly older cows and maintained solid reproductive performance. Hats off to some great performance-orientated cattle producers.
Are You Ready for a Disaster?
It was more of a trick than a treat for many in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. The record shattering snowstorm that lashed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on October 29th dumped as much as two feet of snow and left nearly 3 million homes from Maryland to Maine without power.
Poor forage quality requires solid nutrition management this winter
Concerned with forage quality, particularly over late-made first cutting hay, an Ohio State University Extension specialist said farmers need to diligently manage livestock nutrition needs this fall and winter.
Supreme Court skeptical of California’s slaughterhouse law that grew out of scandal in Chino
Inland Valley Review
The U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready Wednesday to block a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation’s food system.
Farmers produce themselves out of prosperity
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
Delta Farm Press
In reading Jerry Hagstrom’s report on a three-day conference, Agriculture Investment Summit for the Americas, we were struck by the witty insight of Jason Henderson when he said, “I have never met a farmer who is unwilling to produce himself [or herself] out of prosperity.”
Red meat exports roar along
Exports of pork and beef continued at record pace through September, with pork exports up 16.6 percent to a value of $4.4 billion and beef exports increased by 26 percent.
The strong exports have played a major role in record prices for both cattle and hogs, which are up by 31 percent and 44 percent respectively.
Beef producers wary of animal disease tracking system
Lincoln Journal Star
Beef producer Stanley Higel might be an example of the difficulties the federal government will face in trying to finish its work on an Animal Disease Traceability System.
Wal-Mart Sets Prices Sizzling For Choice Beef
MARSHALL ECKBLAD AND MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Wall Street Journal
The massive buying power of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is driving the wholesale price of choice beef to a nearly eight-year high as the retailer stocks its refrigerator cases for the first time with higher-quality cuts.