Daily Archives: February 7, 2013

Cattle Feedlots Face Losses on High Costs

Cattle Feedlots Face Losses on High Costs

Elizabeth Campbell

Washington Post

U.S. cattle feedlots will have “slightly negative margins” this year amid high costs for livestock feed, said Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist at Wells Fargo & Co.

Full Story

Beef industry’s “boundless potential”

Beef industry’s “boundless potential”

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

When you listen to economic futurist Lowell Catlett, PhD, you can’t help but be inspired.

Full Story

When & How to wean your calves

When & How to wean your calves

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

   The most important thing to know about weaning your calves for your 100% Grass-fed operation is, when is the rumen developed enough to utilize forages? 

Full Story

Conference Offers Ways to Increase Cattle Grazing

Conference Offers Ways to Increase Cattle Grazing

Mike Grant

WTHI

Cattle farmers gather in southern Indiana to look for new ways to keep beef on the table.

     The combination of high feed prices and drought last year led many cattle operations to shut down last year.

Full Story

Eight Steps to Take Nutrition Up a Notch

Eight Steps to Take Nutrition Up a Notch

Mark Parker

Progressive Farmer

"Bred," the veterinarian calls out from the back of the chute. The gates fly open, and a heifer scrambles out as another takes her place. She, too, is bred.

Full Story

Ohio’s beef cattle inventory released by USDA

Ohio’s beef cattle inventory released by USDA

Farm and Dairy

The number of cattle and calves in Ohio Jan. 1, 2013, was estimated at 1.23 million head, down 4 percent from last year.

Full Story

Is the Cowherd Liquidation Pendulum Ready to Swing?

Is the Cowherd Liquidation Pendulum Ready to Swing?

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

Friday’s USDA cattle inventory report didn’t come as a big surprise to anyone. The drought and high feed prices have kept the industry in liquidation mode rather than expansion for a couple of years now.

Full Story

E.U. to drop some bans on U.S. meat

E.U. to drop some bans on U.S. meat

Bob Meyer

Brownfield Network

In what is seen as a gesture of good will ahead of free trade negotiations, the European Union has lifted its ban on some U.S. meat imports effective February 25th.

Full Story

Beef Cow Inventory: States That Decreased The Most    

Beef Cow Inventory: States That Decreased The Most    

Where Food Comes From

Texas decreased the most in beef cow inventory in the United States followed by Kansas and Missouri.

Full Story

Understanding nutrient requirements of beef cows

Understanding nutrient requirements of beef cows

South Dakota State University

Drovers

Understanding the nutrient requirements of beef cows is essential to ensuring that requirements are being met and cow performance is optimized while utilizing available feeds in a cost-effective manner.

Full Story