The Cattle Business Weekly
Those involved in animal agriculture have a decision to make. According to Wes Jamison, associate professor of communications at Palm Beach Atlantic University, livestock producers need to decide what, if anything, they are going to do to present their industry in a favorable position to consumers.
Understanding Supply And Demand
When you think about the Beef Checkoff Program and its aim of building beef demand, what comes to mind? Building demand often is confused with building per capita consumption — a very different measure. Consumption is driven by supply, which the beef checkoff cannot control.
Basics make a difference in BRD prevention
This year has heightened the risks of cattle contracting Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). Dr. Eric Moore, technical services vet for Merck Animal Health, tells Brownfield in many cases there’s been a double-drought effect. Moore says, “It’s really even worse this year than last year because last year the calves were just nutritionally stressed.
BeefTalk: True Thanksgiving Never is Divided
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
There is so much to be thankful for. If one is doubtful, one only needs to mall watch, or in simple terms, watch people. The day-to-day bustle of people reminds us that we have lists we set out to fulfill.
Targeted Grazing of Weeds
Tri-State Livestock News
Grassland managers are alert to the challenge of providing for the nutritional needs of grazing livestock, while simultaneously ensuring the future desirability and productivity of the vegetation communities available.
Eyes on Efficiency
In a quest to cope with the higher feed costs facing the current cattle industry, efficiency is top of mind for producers, feeders and researchers. In North Dakota, two studies are under way to gain more knowledge — and possibly propagate better genetics — for the cattle efficiency equation.
Beef cattle workshop to discuss bull selection, management techniques
North Texas E-News
A Jan. 18 workshop in College Station will teach beef cattle producers bull selection techniques and feature discussions on breeding programs, performance data, care and management.
Future rosy for some, not for others
The Western Producer
Next year could be the worst of times or the best of times for the North American beef industry, depending on the sector.
The cow-calf sector may enjoy record prices, but ongoing drought in the United States and escalating feed grain prices could drive other sectors further into the red.
Producers seeking alternative cattle feeds
With low pasture quality coming out of the 2012 drought year, and with at least some of the same weather expected for 2013, dairy and cattle producers are facing mammoth feeding challenges.
Lessons from the 2010 and 2011 Arkansas drought experience
K. Bradley Watkins
Delta Farm Press
Arkansas, like most of the southern United States, experienced drought conditions in 2010 and 2011. Drought conditions developed in 2010 after a record wet 2009, and extreme summer temperatures prevailed throughout most of Arkansas that year.