Fall feeder cattle marketing options
Grand Lake News
I wanted to share some fall cattle market observations. My thanks goes to Dr. Derrell Peel, OSU Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, for providing some of the facts and figures. Oklahoma feeder cattle prices have increased about $20/cwt. for all weights since the lows in late May.
Answers for Anaplasmosis
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Keep anaplasmosis levels down by controlling biting flies and ticks, and using clean needles and equipment.
Small Herd, Maximum Marketing
With 55 cows, the Cunningham family can’t exactly put together a semi-load of steers or host their own bull sale. Instead, the Molino, Fla., cattlemen add value to their Angus and Angus-cross calves with savvy marketing, including freezer beef and consignment replacement heifer sales.
How to Feed Whole Sugar Beets
Sugar beets are an ideal supplemental food source for ruminant livestock. They are high in energy and digestible fiber. Processed beet products such as beet pulp and molasses are often fed to livestock or incorporated into manufactured pellets as a binding agent. Ruminants may also be fed whole, unprocessed sugar beets. However, to minimize the choking hazard, whole beets should be cut into smaller pieces before they are fed to livestock.
Trowbridge announces and explains the policy established with regard to DD
Today, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to recognize Developmental Duplication (DD) as a genetic condition, inherited as a simple recessive. The Board also unanimously adopted a policy relating to the registration status of current and future animals determined to carry this mutation.
Will beef production plummet with Zilmax suspension?
Amid all the discussion and debate around the issue of Zilmax (zilpaterol hydrochloride) over the past two weeks, one thing is clear: The product performs as advertised in terms of boosting carcass weights and lean-meat yield.
Iowa State researchers says little difference between anti-biotic free animals and farm raised
Due to recent hype surrounding meat raised without antibiotics – Iowa State University’s authority on antibiotics in food production took a look at data to back up his own claims that it’s all antibiotic free
Lots of Variables in Zilmax Ban’s Long-Term Impact
Sales in the U.S. and Canada of feed additive Zilmax will be temporarily suspended, Merck & Company’s animal health division announced Friday.
A Sacramento study of sample costs for finishing beef cattle on grass
There is increased interest and effort among some California ranchers to offer a value-added, ranch-raised grass fed product. The goal is to sell the beef product for a higher price and improve ranch profitability.
Piedmontese cattle offer heart-healthy beef in mid-Michigan
KIM NORTH SHINE
Mid Michigan Second Wave
Mid-Michigan rancher Jerry Chapman is happy to share the story about how he reluctantly ended up in another Piedmont cattle business partnership after being burned more than once, but he starts with an apology: "I have no filter between my mouth and tongue. So I hope I don’t offend anyone."