Top Ten Ways to Reduce Feeding and Nutrition Costs
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
Don’t worry, David Letterman has not quit his day job to take a stab at being a ruminant nutritionist. But for a lot of us, being able to break management techniques and concepts that can be a little complicated into ten “easy” steps has a lot of appeal.
Manage For Profit – Selection and marketing strategies to maximize calf value
Red Angus Media
While cattle producers are forced to play the hand they are dealt, it’s important to realize that a strategically played trump card can win the game.
Culling For Udder Conformation
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Deciding when to cull cows with bad teats may not be as simple as it seems.
What does an Angus cow weigh?
Angus Beef Bulletin
A frequent question to our office is: What does an average Angus cow weigh? Some of the interest stems from the Association’s publication of mature size expected progeny differences (EPDs) and the use of these genetic values in the weaned calf ($W) bioeconomic index.
Fresh grass means new calves
As ol’ man winter releases us from his grip, the pastures will begin to flourish. We’ve had a good fall and winter as far as precipitation is considered and forages are expected to take off quickly once the temperatures warm.
Charges possible after 100 cattle found dead in ND county
Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against the owner of 100 cattle found dead last week in North Dakota’s McIntosh County, at least some of which starved to death.
Humane Society Getting Its Way on “Downed” Veal Calves
Beef Cattle News
For most of the past decade, “downer” cattle were kept out of the food supply because of concern that most were older cows, which are thought to be more susceptible to disease, especially Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease.
Breeding soundness exam essential to get good results
The spring breeding season is approaching. Reproductive performance is a key to realizing maximum returns from the beef-cattle enterprise. Both the cow and bull must be reproductively sound to produce a live calf.
Pennsylvania bull test celebrates 40 years of improving beef industry
Farm and Dairy
Pennsylvania’s beef industry will celebrate a milestone at the end of March: 40 years of improving genetics through the Pennsylvania Performance Bull Testing Program.
Could the Lowline Angus Cow Save Vermont Beef?
List first brought Lowlines into his family six years ago as a hobby. Now he’s convinced that the smaller-than-average, hardy cattle that he raises at Grass Roots Farm are just what Vermont needs to build a healthy grass-fed-beef industry.