UT Ag Institute to host ‘Beef Bonanza’
Knoxville News Sentinel
The Tennessee Farmers Cooperative will hold the “Co-op Knows Beef Bonanza” event Thursday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the newly renovated Brehm Animal Science Building on the University of Tennessee agriculture campus.
Having Agony Over the Agonists? Perspective from a Former USDA Food Safety Official
Richard Raymond, M.D
This is a topic of discussion within the beef industry. The following article does not represent the opinion of the Beef Checkoff or the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
With beta-agonists being in the news lately, I find myself frequently being asked questions about these animal feed ingredients and why they’re used in raising some livestock today.
Steer Clear Of Foot Rot
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Foot rot in cattle can result from a long drought, followed by wet conditions, The feet get hard, dry and cracked in a drought; then the rains come and the tissue of the feet softens.
Pritchard’s Vision Of The Future Of Animal Breeding As It Pertains To Cattle Feeding
B. Lynn Gordon
Dr. Pritchard wrapped up the two day genomic conference sharing his vision of the future of animal breeding in the seedstock sector as it pertains to feedlot industry. Dr. Pritchard focuses his research at SDSU on cattle feeding and has worked closely with the feedlot industry across the state and the Midwest for several decades.
Dickinson Beef Cattle and Forage Day Aug 19
Tri State Livestock News
New concepts in forage management will be presented at the annual North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center Beef Cattle and Forage Day on Monday, Aug. 19.
A Tool for Managing and Marketing in the Cowherd
University of Nebraska
Early pregnancy detection in replacement heifers or cows is a tool producers can use to increase profit. Traditionally, cows and replacement heifers are pregnancy tested in the fall of the year and then non-pregnant cows and cull cows are marketed at that time. This is also when cull cow prices are seasonally at their lowest.
State Beef Councils Receive Consumer Education Grants
The Federation of State Beef Councils last week during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo., awarded seven grants totaling $60,400 to six state beef councils to boost their beef demand programs.
Gov. Expects Aberdeen Beef Plant To Be Bought
Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects a financially troubled South Dakota beef packing plant will eventually be bought and operated by a new owner.
Second-Cut Indiana Hay Should Beef Up Nutrition Needs
Hay and Forage Producer
Second and later hay cuttings in Indiana are likely to be higher in nutritional value than the delayed first-crop that contended with a cool, wet spring. That should give cattle producers an option, in addition to supplemental feeds, to offset that poorer-quality first crop, says Ron Lemenager, beef specialist with Purdue Extension.
More than 1 path to cattle profit
Crossbreeding may fit most producers, but it is not the only logical path, says a leading cattle feeder and an animal scientist.
New Farmer’s cologne also pleasing to livestock
A new cologne made with a list of scents considered to be aromatherapeutic to livestock is available to farmers, ranchers or anyone nostalgic about agriculture.