Daily Archives: October 25, 2012

The new distillers grains and what it means for producers

The new distillers grains and what it means for producers

Devan Compart

Farm & Ranch Guide

In an attempt to increase profits, modern ethanol producer are adjusting processing methods to get the most value out of corn. No longer are the ethanol producers seeking to simply produce ethanol and distillers grains; now they remove corn oil either from the bran and germ prior to ethanol fermentation or by centrifuging corn syrup.

Full Story

Intake variability affects cattle’s performance

Intake variability affects cattle’s performance

Stephen B. Blezinger, PhD, PAS

Cattle Today

A fairly common discussion in my office is why we see variation in performance in a group of cattle. In some cases this is explained by the fact that within any group of animals there are differences in the genetics of the individuals. Some are genetically predisposed to perform well, some not as much.

Full Story

Cold weather livestock tips

Cold weather livestock tips

Bovine Veterinarian

“Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries, and harsh conditions can weaken their immune systems, leaving them vulnerable to illness,” Bellay said in the Department’s Animal Health News newsletter. “You need to think about extra nutrition, access to water, plenty of good bedding, and proper shelter for both pets and livestock.”

Full Story

Low Stress Weaning Pays Off

Low Stress Weaning Pays Off

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Weaning is a tough time for all involved. It’s second only to calving for death losses. Calves tend to go off feed and become sick. Bovine respiratory diseases and digestive issues are common.

Full Story

The Cost and Consequences of the U.S. Drought

The Cost and Consequences of the U.S. Drought

Knowledge@Wharton

The 2012 farming season may be in its waning days, but the consequences of this year’s drought, the worst of its kind in 25 years, are yet to be known.

Full Story

Colorado Ranching Family Opens Online All Natural Beef Store

Colorado Ranching Family Opens Online All Natural Beef Store

Newswire

A Roggen, Colorado ranching family opens a new online store that offers all natural, ranch raised beef directly to consumers.

Full Story

A “What If” Question On Antibiotics

A “What If” Question On Antibiotics

Dave Sjeklocha

BEEF

If supermarkets were to decide to sell only meat from animals not treated with antibiotics, then what would become of the animals that did receive treatment?

Full Story

Aberdeen says beef plant can increase production

Aberdeen says beef plant can increase production

Argus Leader

The Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen is being allowed to slaughter more cattle after passing a city inspection.

The long-delayed plant earlier received permission to slaughter up to five cattle to test equipment.

Full Story

IBCA sets dates for area meetings

IBCA sets dates for area meetings

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Network

The Indiana Beef Cattle Association in cooperation with Purdue University have set dates for area beef meetings.  Beginning in December and ending in January – IBCA and Purdue will hold ten meetings that will feature valuable information on beef issues, policies, programs, and up to date information from the IBCA and the Indiana Beef Council.

Full Story

Lyle Miller shares impact of winning International Livestock Show

Lyle Miller shares impact of winning International Livestock Show

AMY HANSEN OST

Osceola Sentinel Tribune

When Lyle Miller of Osceola heard the Top of Iowa Sirloin Steak celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, he realized it had also been 50 years since his own steer named "Top of Iowa" gained international fame.

Full Story