Baxter Black, DVM: REAL COWBOYS & INDIANS VS HOLLYWOOD & URBAN AMERICA
The furor of lawsuit threats, animal rights terrorists, gesticulating celebrity actors and ex-politicians traveling the countryside like Barnum and Bailey is finally bringing out those who really have something at stake in the Wild Horse/Domestic Horse slaughter issue.
Make Buyers Aware of Withdrawal Times
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
t’s important to handle the sale of animals treated with long-withdrawal products in a responsible, up-front manner.
Think about why you got into the cattle business. You may have grown up in the cattle business and watched your grandparents and parents work cattle. You may enjoy profitable calf prices, despite the ever-increasing input costs.
Situational stocker supplementation
Paul A. Davis, Ph.D.
Grazing stockers during the summer months when pasture is plentiful results in attractive costs of gain. After arrival and acclimation, intense management is usually not necessary which further reduces input costs.
Selling grass finished freezer beef
Jeannine Schweihofer, Michigan State University
Grass-finished beef is in high demand. Many farmers are selling grass-fed beef as freezer beef. Grass finished freeze beef will typically have a lower dressing percentage than grain finished beef and producers should consider that and other factors when setting a price.
Herd expansion means tighter supply first
The Stock Exchange
In a roomful of cattle feeders, an Oklahoma State University (OSU) livestock marketing specialist had everyone’s full attention as he said there is no way around it: In the next two to three years, the already short supply of feeder cattle will only get tighter.
Jesse Bussard: When it comes to stocker cattle profits, viewpoint is everything.
I’ve been working on a feature article about the success of Nebraska beef producer Doug Ferguson using sell-buy livestock marketing in his stocker-backgrounder operation. I mentioned Ferguson in last weeks’ blog.