The New Way to Buy and Sell Cattle
For a young cattle producer starting out in the purebred industry, it can be hard to successfully market a small set of quality bulls. In spite of such a circumstance, Matt Stucky, a Kansas Hereford breeder, has found a market for his yearling bulls each year—through his computer screen.
Do homework before buying next herd bull
Lisa A. Kriese-Anderson
Fall is just around the corner. Many cattle operations are currently calving or within 30 days of the start of calving season.
Do you know if these drugs uses are legal?
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
Do you know if or why these drug uses that you might see in your daily practice are illegal, or not?
Virginia Fajt, DVM, PhD, offers these examples of drug use in food-animals, and explains why they are or are not legal under FDA regulations.
Put a plan in place for winter feeding of your herd
To be successful this winter, producers must maintain adequate body condition scores (BCS) within their herds. Ted Perry, beef nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition, says healthy body condition through the cold hinges on quality nutrition.
BQA training sessions teach proper cattle handling skills
Jennifer M. Latzke
High Plains Journal
Through late August and all of September, cattle industry professionals gathered for Advanced Beef Cattle Care and Health Training Workshops around the state of Kansas.
What if Certain Technologies Were Not Used to Raise Beef Cattle
The Journal of Animal Science has published new research looking at the consequences if U.S. farmers and ranchers no longer used productivity-enhancing technologies to raise beef cattle.
Ohio beef checkoff increase fails
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has reported that a referendum to double the beef checkoff collected by the Ohio Beef Council has failed on a majority vote, with 47% of beef producers voting in the referendum voting for the increase and 53% voting against it.
Beef evaluation program to present top bulls at auction
Purdue University’s Indiana Beef Evaluation Program is holding its 70th bull sale in conjunction with the Springville Feeder Auction Association’s Heifer and Cow Sale on Oct. 20.
State beef councils supplement checkoff program
Beef producers serving state beef council boards throughout the country have chosen to supplement national and international research, education and promotion programs funded by the Beef Checkoff Program by about $6.6 million in fiscal year 2013, which began Oct. 1.
It’s a Girl! And That Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise.
Wall Street Journal
Ranchers who raise cattle for beef are running short of cows—and they’re hoping to use technology to boost their odds of breeding more.
The method involves adding an extra step to artificial insemination. Instead of just impregnating cows with bull semen and hoping for the best, scientists can separate and collect the sperm with female characteristics.