Caviness Packing pulls out of San Angelo packing facility
Amarillo Globe News
Caviness Packing, with locations in Amarillo and Hereford, is closing its beef operations in San Angelo after deciding the proposed purchase of San Angelo Packing was not in its best interests.
Spring storms and the cow herd
Springtime is thunderstorm season across the Plains. Spring storms occasionally bring severe winds or even tornadoes. Cleaning up after a severe storm is difficult enough. Losing valuable cattle brings additional financial hardship to the situation.
The Truth About Grassfed Beef
The Food Revolution
. . . If you read on, you’ll see why I’ve concluded that grassfed is indeed better. But then, almost anything would be. Putting beef cattle in feedlots and feeding them grain may actually be one of the dumbest ideas in the history of western civilization.
Nebraska cattle feeder produces three types of beef
Hank Klosterman manages Grass Valley Farms, a family-owned and family-run cattle operation near David City in east-central Nebraska. The business features a five-thousand head feedlot where they feed their own cattle and do custom feeding as well.
Managing Body Condition to Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cows
L. H. Anderson, W. R. Burris, J. T. Johns, and K. D. Bullock
University of Kentucky
The economics of the beef cattle industry forces cowcalf operations to produce efficiently, and percent of calf crop weaned (really a measure of reproductive efficiency) has a big influence on how efficient production will be. One way to improve reproductive efficiency is to shorten the number of days from calving to rebreeding (postpartum interval, or PPI).
Livestock herds drying up as drought drags on
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Pat Sultenfuss has been in the cattle business in Bell County for over twenty years.
Even for this seasoned rancher, the current drought is something new
"This was the worst since I’ve been in Bell County," he said.
Over the past couple years, Pat has thinned his herd to survive on drier land.
"We sold off cattle in 2011, and we haven’t bought back yet," Sultenfuss said.
The Ranch Profitability Secret More Powerful Than Genetics
It seems many ranchers are more interested in their cattle than their land. I love animal breeding and can understand how many of us get caught up in trying to make our livestock better.