Beef Checkoff: A Major Success Has a Bumpy History
Nothing in the cattle business seems to come easily. Drought – and then more of it, high feed prices, volatile cattle markets, animal rights activist lies and other pressures are more common than not. Initial passage of the $1 per head beef checkoff was no exception. And keeping it intact for nearly 25 years has certainly been a chore.
Alfalfa hay as a protein supplement
Tri State Livestock News
Ample numbers of stories in the ag press lately have been dedicated to protein supplementation with low-quality forages or winter grazing. An overriding issue is that protein supplements are typically expensive and should be avoided if they are not needed.
USDA Working to Promote Pre-Harvest Meat Safety
Food Safety News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is trying to facilitate education and collaboration regarding pre-harvest food safety interventions
Man gets 9 years for bank fraud involving cattle
An Amarillo federal judge sentenced a Hereford cattle owner Thursday to nine years in prison and five years of supervised release for making false statements on loan applications.
3 reasons we use antibiotics in livestock
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
Last week, at the Meat and Poultry Research Conference in Kansas City, Mo., experts spoke about antibiotic use in livestock production.
How Much Should We Complain Or Applaud?
After reading yet another article questioning whether Wal-Mart is losing its way by introducing organic products, Choice beef and higher-end products, I have to wonder about our arrogance.
It takes so many plants to make a stand, cows to make a herd and drops to make a rain. Before turning that herd out to pasture, you look for enough plant mass to support their grazing.