Daily Archives: September 20, 2013

BeefTalk: Fall, a Window of Opportunity for Thin Cows

BeefTalk: Fall, a Window of Opportunity for Thin Cows

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Plan ahead because now is the time to think about those thin cows, not next winter prior to calving.

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Management Strategies to Reduce Stress at Weaning and Improve Calf Performance

Management Strategies to Reduce Stress at Weaning and Improve Calf Performance

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

This is the time of year when many cow-calf producers are weaning calves. The following are some important factors and strategies to remember when planning to wean calves.

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New online worm tracker advances cattle parasite ID and treatment

New online worm tracker advances cattle parasite ID and treatment

Jon Condon

Beef Central

Beef producers in susceptible areas can now implement a more effective worm management system for their herds with a new online tool developed by Zoetis.

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Not all beef is created equal

Not all beef is created equal

Toni Schklar

Community Press and Recorder

You may have noticed that fast-food restaurant commercials are making a point of stating that they serve “only Angus beef,” with the inference that Angus is superior to other choices of beef.

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Producers lament loss of Zilmax growth promotant

Producers lament loss of Zilmax growth promotant

Barb Glen

Producer.com

Peter Anderson deplores the loss of Zilmax in the North American feedlot industry.

The Colorado-based researcher and consultant for one of the top livestock supplement suppliers in the United States said he can’t predict whether Merck will return the growth-promoting beta agonist to the market.

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Specialist recommends new, affordable technology for cattle production

Specialist recommends new, affordable technology for cattle production

Bruce Schultz

ZacharyToday.com

An LSU AgCenter cattle expert advised owners of small cattle operations that they should consider artificial insemination with technology available to make the option affordable and easier.

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Brazilian Meatpacker JBS Wrangles the U.S. Beef Industry

Brazilian Meatpacker JBS Wrangles the U.S. Beef Industry

Bryan Gruley and Lucia Kassai

BusinessWeek

Blood is everywhere in JBS’s vast slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colo., north of Denver. It’s puddled on concrete floors, smeared on workers’ white smocks, gushing from cattle knifed on the killing floor.

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