When BVD doesn’t look like BVD
Julia Ridpath, PhD
If you ask a practitioner to describe a “typical” outbreak of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) you might get a variety of answers. In fact, the more experience one has with BVD the less willing one might be to give a definitive answer.
Changing Your Mind Can Be Good and Traumatic
Writing about the cattle business and my past involvement in cattle industry organizations has allowed me to meet a lot of people in the business. Among this crowd, however, I have always noticed the most successful and profitable people have one key defining factor which sets them apart from the rest of the herd.
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
I have long felt in our area that the residual effect from Dectomax and Ivomec injectables and pour-ons was very helpful in breaking the parasite life cycle. Now, we have a product that reportedly has a much longer course of action.
Experts tout grass-fed beef as healthier but environmentally costly
Grass-fed beef has skyrocketed in popularity as consumers become increasingly leery about eating meat that has been treated with growth hormones and antibiotics.
Ranchers Face Hard Job Of Carcass Clean Up
Ranchers in western South Dakota continue the gruesome job of picking up livestock killed in the recent blizzard. Early estimates put the death toll on cattle in the tens of thousands.
South Korea suspends some U.S. beef imports over feed additive
South Korea has suspended some U.S. beef imports after detecting the cattle feed additive zilpaterol in meat supplied by a unit of JBS USA, raising concerns over how the controversial animal growth enhancer has entered the global supply chain.
Purina Animal Nutrition Introduces Accuration Block
Purina Animal Nutrition introduces Accuration® Block, a new balanced supplement for beef cows. The supplement is formulated to help cows maintain ideal body condition scores (BCS) by providing the nutrients cattle need to complement available forage.
Collaboration is important for the future of the beef industry
Red Angus Association of America
As U.S. cattle numbers decline, and as consumers become more discerning, the beef industry will need to become better at building value at every stage of production.
That was the main take-away message from a panel discussion sponsored by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and its affiliate, the North Dakota Red Angus Association, Sept. 27, 2013, in Bismarck, N.D., at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s Annual Convention & Trade Show.
2013 K-State Beef Stocker Days
Parsons, Kansas — The gravel road to Kansas State University’s Beef Stocker Unit filled with dust on Sept. 26 as cattlemen and women from across Kansas and bordering states gathered to listen to industry leaders speak of the future of the beef stocker segment and how to make improvements in their own operations.
US Beef Becoming a Main Course in Asia
Hoosier AG Today
Earlier this year, Hong Kong agreed to expand US beef imports by allowing imports of beef from cattle younger than 30 months of age. The move was somewhat overshadowed by Japan’s long-awaited change allowing beef from US cattle up to 30 months of age