BeefTalk: Marketing Calves – Let the Buyers Know They Are Yours
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
The cattle business continues to change. However, what change is appropriate and what is not?
Right now in the beef business, the calves are being moved and most are happy. Words such as premiums and discounts seem to be taking a backseat to good prices. The extra few dollars for giving calves some unique or extra care are being muffled by gross weight and total dollars.
Controversy Over MLV Vs. Killed Vaccines Rekindled
Ladies and gentlemen, head to your battle stations. The debate between modified-live-virus (MLV) vaccines and inactivated or killed vaccines just heated up. Again.
Refocusing the Donald
Regardless how you characterize Donald Trump (e.g., stupid, crazy, obsessed, egotistical, vain, arrogant, showboat, publicity hound, boss-from-hell) the man’s ability to stay on task is both amazing and scary.
‘Beef Counts’ Truly Makes a Difference
This past spring, the Idaho beef industry celebrated its second anniversary of Beef Counts, its commitment to neighbors helping feed neighbors in need
Copeland Elected American Hereford Association President
Cliff Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3.
ISU Extension and Outreach informs beef producers about drought related issues
Al Jones and Noor Anchor
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is holding several meetings to help beef cow-calf and feedlot producers address ongoing issues related to the drought.
Protecting your herd from disease
Producers are aware of how quickly and easily disease can spread throughout a beef operation, but are they taking all the necessary steps to keep their herd healthy? According to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Professional Services Veterinarian, Dr. Jerry Woodruff, producers need to keep the basics in mind to maintain their herd’s health.
A True Cowboy
Angie Stump Denton
Whether on horseback checking cows in the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills or in the boardroom leading the second largest breed association in the U.S., David Breiner depicts the true cowboy spirit of dedication, loyalty and honesty.
Winter feeding equipment may pay for itself this year
Tri-State Livestock News
With the dramatic jump in local hay prices this fall, many operations are looking at total cow numbers, and taking a long, hard look at the hay pile. High hay prices are forcing all producers to evaluate the total amount of hay needed this winter. Previous columns have emphasized the importance of hay sampling and analysis to stretch existing feed supplies.
Shortage of beef cattle implants persists
Cattle feeders ordering their implant supplies may still be facing a shortage in the market of popular brands containing trenbolone acetate (TBA) combinations. In lieu of this deficit, Wayne Keil, market analyst with Beaver Dam-based animal health supplier ANIMART, offers producers advice on how to maximize performance with sound management practices.