Longevity of Females Improves Bottom Line
Dr. George Perry, South Dakota State, University Extension
Research has indicated it takes the net revenue from approximately six calves to cover the development and production costs of each replacement heifer.
Set Calves Up for Immunization Success
A calf must be able to respond to vaccination in order to experience good immunity.
51 Cattle Deaths Attributed to Drought-Toxicity
The Beef Site
More than 50 cattle deaths due to forage made poisonous by drought or toxic weeds have been confirmed in Arkansas, said Tom Troxel, associate head-animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Low-Cost Fencing Ideas
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
As cattlemen work to repair and rebuild fences this winter, veterinarian Ken McMillan has some ideas about holding down costs.
Beef Quality Audit Adds New Facet for Collecting More Comprehensive Data
Oklahoma Farm Report
The 2012 National Beef Quality Audit is now in the books and Jason Ahola, associate profession of beef production systems at Colorado State University, says the results are helpful. He is one of the authors of this year’s study and says the BQA did something a little different this year in hopes of gathering even more useful data in the future.
Stocker cattle might be an option
Tri-State Livestock News
As the drought continues its hold on much of the United States, and feed costs continue to climb, many ranchers are considering destocking their cow/calf operations. While cow numbers are at their lowest level in the United States, they may reach their highest cost when the drought is over, which leaves many ranchers wondering how they will afford to buy back in
More beefing on beef checkoff system
Somewhere along the line, it became acceptable to bend and break the record of public figures and firms without any consequence whatsoever. Shortly thereafter, distortion and deception replaced discussion and debate and yelling and lying replaced compromise and progress.
Profiting From the Worst Drought in the US Since 1956
Cattle spend 12-18 months grazing on grass before they head to the feedlots where they are fattened on corn for five months. The drought means there’s little or no grass for eating in the first stage and feedlots are losing money on fattening cattle on the second stage as as their corn prices have doubled.
Cattle Marketing as Part of Managing Through the Drought
University of Wisconsin
Beef cow calf producers in many parts of Wisconsin likely need to evaluate their options for getting through this coming winter. Drought and excessive heat this summer resulted in lack of pasture and hay production and the need to feed the cattle hay that would normally be saved for winter feeding
Genetically Modified Cows Could Produce Tastier Beef
Scientists at the Beijing University of Agriculture have genetically modified a pair of calves in an attempt to make their meat more tender, tastier, and more appealing to discerning palates.