Fed Cattle Pricing: Grid Pricing Basics
Dillon M. Feuz, University of Nebraska, Clement E. Ward, Oklahoma State University, Ted C. Schroeder, Kansas State University
Recently there has been a greater emphasis on improving the quality and consistency of beef. Cattle producers, breed associations, feed suppliers, and beefpackers have all initiated value based pricing methods commonly referred to as grid pricing.
Pinkeye prevention, control & management
Dave Barz, DVM
Tri State Livestock News
Summer is rapidly approaching; we could really use some rain. In our area, the second cutting of alfalfa is progressing and some grass hay has been clipped. The tonnage is light, and I suspect we will see high feed prices again this winter.
Don’t let your hay profits go up in smoke
Jerry Lindquist, Michigan State University Extension
Hay prices have risen this year across the Midwest as total forage acres are down and weather factors have diminished first cutting yields in many locations. If your supply is already short, this valuable commodity to fire can make matters worse.
DNA Test Expands to Identify Marbling and Gain
New and advanced technologies are continuing to enhance the beef industry. Currently, the beef cattle selection parameter of EPDs (expected progeny differences) is now including data from genomic markers in some breeds to calculate genomic enhanced EPDs for some breed associations and the potential use and influence of the genomic enhanced EPDs is expanding.
Pfizer Animal Health launches ALVERIN™ PLUS and FLUNIXAMINE™
The Stack Exchange
Pfizer Animal Health announces the availability of two new brands, ALVERIN™ PLUS (ivermectin/clorsulon) and FLUNIXAMINE® (flunixin meglumine), providing additional animal health tools for producers and veterinarians. Both products offer a high-quality, competitively priced animal health option from Pfizer Animal Health for ivermectin/clorsulon and flunixin meglumine.
Double whammy needed for parasite control in beef cattle
Cow/calf producers may have thought they were out of the woods on this one, but research in the U.S. and a bit in Canada is showing that the single pour-on/ivomec-type treatment may no longer being effective in controlling parasites.
Where have all the Kane cows gone?
The Courier News
When the first railroad was built westward from Chicago in 1850, its first major western terminal was Elgin, and one of its main reasons for being was to carry milk from Kane County farmers to the thirsty children of the big city. Inventor Gail Borden opened a condensed-milk canning plant in downtown Elgin to help feed Civil War soldiers.