Animal Disease Traceability Rule becomes effective in March
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published its final Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule in the Federal Register Wednesday, making it effective March 11. The final ADT rule establishes regulations to trace U.S. livestock moving interstate.
Five Tax Changes Affecting Farmers
Farmers can lower their taxable income and plan for the future of their operations by taking advantage of several provisions included in the recently approved American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, says The Farm CPA Paul Neiffer.
Calving Season Should be Based on Economics, Resources
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS
If you talk to any number of cattle producers about their calving season you may receive any number of answers. The reasoning is likewise quite varied and diverse and, unfortunately, is based on things like, “that’s how we’ve always done it,” or “well, that’s just how it worked out.”
Strategies for Stockers Go Virtual
How will profitability and risk differ for types and weights of cattle this year? Should you purchase Livestock Risk Protection? What about wheat pricing options or whether it’s best to just graze it out? These are just a few of the questions a new tool, three years in the making, can help you analyze.
Calm in the chute
Texas rancher Louie Woodall has seen his share of calves lunging forward, kicking or otherwise struggling while restrained in a squeeze chute, creating a risk of injuring themselves or processing-crew members.
Cow temperament affects reproduction
Sometimes we wonder if that cow rattling the chute is worth keeping. Recent research suggests maybe not. Studies conducted several years ago with Brahman-crosses found that cows with excitable temperaments had lower pregnancy rates than their calmer herdmates.
OSU Livestock Economist Talks About Rebuilding the Cow Herd
Oklahoma Farm Report
Where are we going with this beef cattle business of ours in the Southern Great Plains in 2013? OSU Extension Livestock Marketing Economist Derrell Peel says the answer depends on whether the drought continues or breaks.
2013 Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short course
Ohio State University
The 2013 Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short course will be held January 23 and February 20 at the Wood County Junior Fair Building in Bowling Green Ohio. This short course is a joint effort of Ohio State University Extension, Michigan State University, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture to enhance the cattle industry in the Eastern Corn Belt.
Beef Sire Selection and Management Seminar scheduled for Feb. 6
University of Illinois
Just as cattle prices signaled the cow/calf sector to stabilize and move toward expansion, two consecutive years of drought have driven cow numbers down to record lows. If rainfall levels move back toward normal, demand for breeding stock will likely skyrocket as producers restock their once drought-stricken pastures.
Illinois couple raise, promote BueLingo beef cattle
The Country Today
In terms of the history of beef breeds, BueLingos are the relatively new kids on the block.
Looking for cattle with high fertility, outstanding carcass merit and efficient, economical producers, the Bueling Ranch near Sheldon, N.D., in the 1970s worked with animal scientists at North Dakota State University to develop BueLingos.