Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD
The Seattle Times
A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard.
Know Production Costs to Stay Ahead in the Game
Marketing programs have evolved from a date on a calendar to sophisticated programs that could involve video or internet sales, while some producers capture the value of their genetics through country sales because of a proven track record.
A New Name for Culls — To Match a New Market
Drop that old term "cull cow" from your thinking and vocabulary. These days, those open females represent real pricing opportunities. Maybe it’s time to find a new name — something like "market cows."
Interval feeding of protein supplement to cows on range
Dry, pregnant beef cows grazing low quality warm season pastures in late summer, fall, and early winter are usually supplemented with high protein supplements. It would be desirable to feed the supplement at less frequent intervals (than daily) to reduce labor, equipment, and gasoline costs.
Faculty Member Targets Beef Sustainability in Research, Teaching at OSU
Oklahoma Farm Report
Sara Place is one of the newer faculty members at Oklahoma State University. She is an assistant professor of animal science and is an expert in beef sustainability. Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with her recently about her research.
Cattle barn cameras offer new learning capabilities
New wiring and computer network upgrades at a University of Illinois research facility, located over 200 miles south of the main campus, will allow 24-hour video access to the cattle housed at one of the country’s largest beef research centers.
Four tips to reduce variation in ration
Farm and Ranch Guide
The equipment that mixes the cows’ ration plays an integral role in the day-to-day operation of the farm – contributing significantly to a farms’ profitability. If the equipment is not managed and maintained on a regular basis, variation in the daily ration presented to the cows may occur.
The specious logic of the NCBA
North Platte Bulletin
"Specious" logic, as law schools teach, means an argument which looks okay at first glance, but on closer examination turns out to have fatal flaws.
The arguments made by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)in its 2013 lawsuit to prevent implementation of the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law passed by Congress in 2009, would be hilarious if there wasn’t so much at stake for both U.S. consumers and U.S. livestock producers.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Announces National Anthem Contest
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Oh, say, can you sing? Are you 18 or younger and related to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), American National Cattlewomen (ANCW) or Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB)?