BeefTalk: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension
There is a centuries-old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” In his 1914 poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost twice uses this saying as two neighbors set about mending a wall, which we would today call a fence.
Contemporary Groups Create Fair Comparisons
You have most likely heard or read the term “Contemporaries” or “Contemporary group,” but do you really know what is meant by these terms? Or why grouping an individual with others correctly is so important?
Forage plants don’t need to be young and short to have offer nutritional quality.
One of the ways grazing management pays is when you use it to set up much better nutritional content in forages.
For example, consider this chart summarizing data from research by Jason Rowntree at Michigan State University.
Understanding Bulls’ Gene-Rich Y Chromosomes May Improve Herd Fertility
The Y chromosomes of cattle have more genes and are more active than the Y chromosomes of other primates, according to researchers.
High-Quality Beef’s Economic Contribution
The 2013 Beef Improvement Federation meetings featured an industry-wide panel discussion regarding breeding systems and their relationship to customer satisfaction.
Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?
You’ve probably seen the labels on meat in the store: “Raised without antibiotics.” They’re a selling point for people who don’t like how many drugs are used on chickens, turkey, hogs and beef cattle
USDA forecasts even lower beef production in 2013
The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report forecasts lower beef production compared to the previous quarter from the third quarter of 2013 through the second quarter of 2014
Custom feeding vital to Iowa’s beef industry
Iowa Beef Center
There was a time when custom feeding of cattle was looked down upon in Iowa. Custom cattle feeders were thought to be the ones who didn’t have the financial resources to buy the cattle themselves. That perception has changed dramatically, thanks to the farm crisis of the 80’s.In the midst of the farm crisis — as equity eroded — many formerly successful and very well managed feeders struggled to survive.
Here’s our beef: Give cattle ranchers a break
Casper Star Tribune
Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi was right to try to inject more free market ideas into the farm bill that ultimately died in the House of Representatives June 20.
He was on the side of making beef markets more free and transparent when the senator filed two amendments to the Senate’s version of the bill.
USDA remains ‘confident’ in meat labeling law
The U.S. Department of Agriculture remains "confident" in its meat-labeling law even as eight meat and livestock groups from the United States have filed a lawsuit to block it, an agency spokeswoman said.