Supplement intake is a moving target
Stephen B. Blezinger, PhD, PAS
In the last issue we began a discussion of animal feed or nutrient intake as it affects performance. One of the most common sayings in animal feeding is that we are feeding the averages.
Tri-State Livestock News
Kim Stackhouse-Lawson recently spoke at Colorado State University’s Beef + Transparency = Trust Conference, an event focused on educating the public about where their beef comes from. Her speech was titled, “Beef Sustainability: Meeting Tomorrow’s Demand.”
Planning For 1,600 Mouths to Feed
As the leaves change colors in the Blue Ridge Mountains, cattle manager John Genho looks at 1,600 hungry mouths to feed and forms his winter feeding plan.
Call the CIA. There’s a case to crack. More than 5,000 head of cattle from a western Nebraska feedlot surpassed 40% Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand and Prime acceptance from June 2011 through the end of May 2012.
Beef Industry’s Stocker Sector Is Vital But Fluid
Defining the stocker cattle sector should be relatively straightforward. Producers add weight to calves removed from their mamas before those calves enter a feedlot.
New cattle traceability rule announced
Southwest Farm Press
A requirement for adult cattle in Texas to have an approved form of permanent identification in place at change of ownership will go into effect January 1, 2013, according to the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC).
When Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to Andrew Hess’ farm, he relied on a generator to provide the electricity needed to care for his beef cattle.
Lead Poisoning of Cattle Can Be Avoided
Dr. Glenn Selk
At least once every year, an unfortunate story of cattle loss is repeated somewhere in Oklahoma. A producer encounters sudden death loss in several young calves and the veterinary diagnosis is lead poisoning. After an internet search, several important keys to prevention can be found.
Backgrounding prospects in the Northern Plains
A couple of weeks ago, five of my animal science colleagues and I presented an educational program by videoconference to several sites in North Dakota entitled “Backgrounding Cattle 2012: High Feed Prices.”
Pregnancy Testing Cows Essential this Fall
David Kehler, County Extension Director/Agriculture Agent
This year’s drought has left a shortage or absence of grass and hay throughout many parts of Kansas. Producers fortunate enough to have more hay than their projected winter needs should consider the high value and increased potential selling price of hay when making culling decisions. It is essential that cows be pregnancy checked so valuable hay or stockpiled forage is not wasted on open cows this winter.