Yearling Bull Care
Tri-State Livestock News
In the coming months, many of you will be purchasing yearling bulls (maybe you already have). The purpose of this week’s column is to help you prepare those bulls for the upcoming breeding season.
Lice Can Cause Problems for Cattle During Winter Months
Heather Smith Thomas
Lice are a common winter problem in cattle. Heavy infestations of these tiny parasites rob nutrition from cattle just when they need it most. A lice-infested animal may lose weight and become more susceptible to disease.
Put Today’s Most Profitable Genetics Into the Herd
Remember the early ’70s? Your newly imported Simmental bull looked like a red and white elephant next to your compact Angus cows.
Virtual fencing lets producers take advantage of pastures
When European farmers arrived in North America, they claimed it with fences. Fences were the physical manifestation of a belief in private ownership and the proper use of land—enclosed, utilized, defended—that continues to shape the American way of life, its economic aspirations, and even its form of government.
Time to retire the old bull.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
With the market price of old bulls at an all-time high, this is the perfect time to trade in your old bull for a new, younger Angus bull.
Know your genomics companies
The science and application of DNA testing and genomic-enhanced selection in beef cattle continues to advance. Recent changes in the two major companies offering genomics services, however, could create some confusion.
Dave Nichols: technology pays
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
At the 2013 Cattlemen’s College at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention last week in Tampa, Fla., legendary cattleman Dave Nichols of Nichols Farms in Bridgewater, Iowa spoke about the importance of technology and genetics.
Padlock Ranch Named Leopold Conservation Award Winner
The Wyoming Stock Growers Association and Sand County Foundation are proud to recognize The Padlock Ranch as the recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award
Piedmontese Beef Is Healthy… and Delicious!
Several years ago, noted Italian chef Celestino Drago opened a steak house in midtown serving Piedmontese beef imported from Italy. I remember reviewing it at the time and marveling at the fact that the steak was virtually fat-free and yet extra-tender and tasty.’
Nat’l Cattlemen’s Beef Assn Elects Officers, Other Highlights From Its Convention
The 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show wrapped up Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, with the NCBA board of directors and membership meetings.
Scott George, a dairy and beef producer from Cody, Wyo., was officially elected to succeed J.D. Alexander as NCBA president during the association’s board of directors meeting.