Ensuring the Respect They Deserve
Christy Couch Lee
He was a Hereford breeder discouraged by the discounts Hereford-influenced calves received. Fortunately, he also owns a sale barn. And he set out to even the playing field for the whitefaced breed.
Drylotting beef cows in times of drought
Ivan G. Rush
Tri-State Livestock News
Last month I stated I wanted to share some good news and not dwell on the drought so I shared some great accomplishments as a result of check-off dollars. I was hoping moisture would come and we wouldn’t need to concentrate on dealing with the drought and lack of forage and the high price of corn.
How Is Corn Steam-Flaked for Animal Feed?
Processing raw grains for addition to animal feeds is a common practice. According to a study by Owens and Gardner in 2000, cattle fed steam-flaked grains gained more weight in a more efficient manner than those fed dry-rolled, high-moisture or whole-grain diets.
The Measure of a Bull
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Bull selection based on scrotal circumference can significantly improve a herd’s reproductive performance.
Timing of AI for maximum conception rates
Proper timing is one of several factors that determine the success rate following artificial insemination (AI). The optimum timing of insemination following heat detection is based on events that occur between the beginning of standing heat and ovulation. The same events must be controlled for timed-AI following estrous synchronization to be successful.
Vaccination key to preventing bovine respiratory disease
Joplin Regional Stockyards
Extension Service veterinarians are urging cattle producers to include prevention in their branding and turnout calf vaccination programs.
Drought conditions prevail, so short supplies of grass and water are of major concern to producers. Sick calves only make the situation worse.
Impacts of nutrition on health of newly received calves
Most beef producers are well aware that if growing calves don’t eat or don’t have enough to eat that they won’t gain, and won’t make a profit. However, most producers don’t realize that what that calf eats, or doesn’t eat, also has a big impact on the health status of that calf.
US needs to respond to meat bans with diplomacy not dogmatism
On March 1, China’s ban on imported American pork, cattle, and turkey products will go into effect. This will create tremendous ripple effects in American agriculture and international markets.
Cattle Farmers Still Feeling Impact of Drought
Nick Hausen Andy Shofstall
Last summer’s drought hit the nation’s farming community especially hard. Cattle farmers from the Southern Plains to the Midwest were forced to sell off their livestock, and the nation’s cattle herd is now the smallest it has been since 1952.
$1.2 Billion in Damages: Company Goes After Diane Sawyer In ‘One Of the Most High-Stakes Defamation Court Battles In History’
The country let out a collective “Gross!” last year after details and images of “lean finely textured beef” (i.e. “pink slime”) started to make their way into nightly news reports.