The Postpartum Anestrus Period
The structure and function of a cow’s uterus is fascinating. It accepts the calf, a substance that is completely foreign to it, while blocking the body’s normal defense mechanism designed to destroy foreign invaders.
Integrated heifer management: Critical success factors
Producers are anticipating the future biological and economic performance of their herd when replacement heifers are selected.
Consumer Demand More Complicated than Ever
Charting a course in the beef industry means acting on market signals and being ready for the reactions to those actions.
Beef demand will be market driver over next few months
Given recent historic highs in cattle prices, it shouldn’t have been surprising to see values dip somewhat during March, but consumer response to news of lean, finely textured beef in the nation’s meat supply hit cattle and beef values harder than many could have anticipated, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
BIF Symposium to be Webcast Live
Those who can’t attend the 44th Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium & Annual Meeting April 18-20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston, Texas, can watch a live webcast hosted by Liveauctions.tv at http://www.BIFconference.com. To view the webcast, viewers will need to sign in with a Liveauctions.tv username and password. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for one at http://www.BIFconference.com or http://liveauctions.tv.
Premiums Are Back
Victoria G. Myers
It almost seems counter-intuitive. Americans eat 25% less beef than they did in the 1980s and overall meat consumption continues to fall. Yet less consumption hasn’t meant a drop in demand for the higher-quality cuts of beef. It’s a turn that is bringing the illusive premium back to the beef business for many.
High Quality Beef Cuts Finally Get Access Into Columbia With Implementation of Free Trade Agreement
Oklahoma Farm Report
High Quality Beef Cuts Finally Get Access Into Columbia With Implementation of Free Trade Agreement The leading US Cattle Industry organization, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, welcomes word from the Obama Administration that the free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Colombia will begin implementation on May 15, 2012.
FDA Call on Antibiotics Could Hurt Livestock Producers
New rules proposed last week by the Food and Drug Administration to limit use of antibiotics in livestock will likely increase consumer confidence but also bring additional strain to producers, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.
Dialoguing With Consumers – What do Consumers Hear?
An alliance of 75 farmer-and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners, called the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), has formed a collaborative effort to lead a dialogue with American consumers about agricultural food production.
The Beef Checkoff Helped Boston Fuel-up
During the three days leading up to the 150th Boston Marathon, the beef checkoff made sure that the runners were well equipped with fuel for the finish.