Proper dosing contributes to producer profits
Farm and Ranch Guide
The ability of producers to estimate the live bodyweight of cattle can critically affect whether animals receive too little drug or too much, which can have a significant impact on herd health and ultimately, on the profitability of a producer’s operation.
Managing Incoming Stocker Calves
Dr. Fred Hopkins, UT Extension Veterinarian, Mr. David Thomas, Tennessee Valley Angus, Knoxville, TN, Mr. Keith Hart, County Director, Carter County, TN
One of the most important health events in the lives of weaned calves is their movement to a new home and their handling for the first 3 to 5 weeks thereafter. Exposure to germs and stress make disease more likely to occur.
Iowa congressman blasts HSUS
U.S. Congressman Steve King of Iowa does not sugarcoat his distaste for animal rights extremist organizations.
Specifically, he says the Humane Society of the United States is a “dishonest” organization and an “enemy” of livestock and feed grain production.
Beef Enjoys Strength in the Global Market, Endures Challenges at Home
Ellen H. Brisendine
"2011 was the first year in which the U.S. exported more tonnage of beef than we imported," Good says, adding that, based on dollar value, the U.S. has exported more beef than it imported for years. Last year was the first time the actual pounds going out exceeded the amount coming in. "In 2011, we exported almost 3 pounds more, on a per capita basis, than we imported."
Distance traveled and BRD
Most beef cattle are transported at least once during their lives, and this potentially stressful practice may impact subsequent health and performance.
Good Tech Tools Can Come in Small Packages
Some of them are only about the size of your thumbnail, but RFID tags can do big work around the farm. That is the hope, at least, of companies like ThingMagic, a division of Trimble. It already partners with Harvest Tec in supplying hay bale identification systems for AGCO, New Holland and Case IH.
Iowa beef producers explore trade with Central America
The Cattle Business Weekly
The most desired cuts in Guatemala include rounds, skirt steaks, and top sirloin caps, the Iowa trade team learned as they met with meat processors, government agencies, and importers in Guatemala City and Panama City.
Ground-beef and sausage products have seen a boost in popularity over the last few years, for several reasons. Both products are popular for their taste and versatility, certainly, but they are also popular because of their price points.
Season tips aimed at cattle producers, cool-grass care
The Garden City Telegram
The following suggestions are for cool-season grasses such as tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass. Zoysiagrass, bermudagrass and buffalograss are warm-season grasses and require a different maintenance regime. A warm-season grass calendar was covered in last week’s column.
Back to Basics: Stages of Production in the Beef Cow
UW Beef Cattle Extension Specialist
The production year of the cow herd is typically broken down into four physiological stages of production. Today we are going to review these stages of production and some key management strategies to consider during these periods.