Opening Market Doors With a Product That’s 80% Choice
Victoria G. Myers
Wayne Cockrell isn’t looking for the next supercow; he’s just trying to move out the bottom 20%. And the way he sees it, eyeballing heifers can only get you so far.
Reducing Stressors Key to Reducing Antibiotic Use, Spire Says
Oklahoma Farm Report
Dr. Mark Spire is a veterinarian and former staff member at Kansas State University. He now works for Merck Animal Health. He spoke recently at the Kansas State Stocker Conference about receiving stocker cattle and how to keep them in top-notch health. He says there is a lot that has changed in just the last few years.
University research decreasing BRD through genetics
Researchers from universities across the country are analyzing genotype data in hopes of breeding cattle less susceptible to bovine respiratory disease.
Everything you need to know about buying beef
Is Certified Angus Beef better than USDA Choice meat? Is Prime Rib better than USDA Prime? It’s confusing because some of these are grades of beef, some are cuts, while Angus is actually a breed of cattle. Read on to take the guesswork out of your next trip down the meat aisle.
U.S. livestock at a tipping point
Corn prices were on a rocket with ethanol boosters for several years, but that’s in the past now, said Dan Basse, AgResource Company, in August remarks to cattle feeders in Omaha and in Garden City, Kan.
Wandering cows force closure of Idaho interstate
The Jerome County sheriff’s office says about 20 head of cattle were in a construction area at the interstate’s junction with U.S. Highway 93 southeast of Jerome.
South Korea Halts Beef Imports From Colo. Facility
A 22 ton shipment of beef from one of JBS USA’s meatpacking facilities tested positive for Zilmax, a controversial feed additive meant to make cattle gain weight quickly.
USDA Approves First Combination MLV Vaccine To Provide Targeted Protection Against BVD 1b
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued the Veterinary Biological License for Viralign 6®, the first combination modified-live virus (MLV) vaccine to provide targeted protection against bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus 1b — the most predominant BVD virus strain in the United States.1 Marketed by Elanco, Viralign 6 also provides protection against BVD viral strains 1a and 2, bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus and parainfluenza3 (PI3) virus.
Cattle feeders see better days ahead
Lincoln Star Journal
Cattle feeding, the leading generator of income in Nebraska’s agricultural sector, appears poised for a rebound after losing more than $1 billion during the past two years.
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