BeefTalk: The Prairie is a Difficult Place to Call Home
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
There are times in this world when we all need to stop, take a deep breath and reflect. Death on the prairies is never easy, but it is all too real. We were reminded again of the forces of Mother Nature this past week. What can one say?
How to Leave Money on the Table this Fall
Feeder cattle prices are called a "runaway" this week. Declining corn prices has prompted cattle feeders to bid up yearling cattle prices to dizzying heights, which is great news if you’re a seller.
Healthy, Fertile Bulls Essential for a Productive Herd
Lee Jones, DVM, MS
Healthy, fertile bulls are essential for a productive herd. A fertile, healthy, mature bull can breed 30 or more cows in a 75 to 90 day breeding season.
Vaccinating cows for reproductive diseases begins with the heifer
Michigan State University
The best time to vaccinate cows for reproductive diseases is before breeding but finding the window of opportunity after calving and before breeding can be challenging. The key starts with a sound heifer vaccination program.
Post-doctoral Research Associate Joins Iowa Beef Center
Iowa Beef Center
Post-doctoral research associate Megan Van Emon came to Iowa State University for the opportunity to work with beef-related research and with extension faculty and staff. After several months, she couldn’t imagine herself being anywhere else.
Public unaware of predator problem, livestock educator says
Capital AG Press
Wolves and other predators pose a more serious problem for Pacific Northwest livestock producers than the public may realize, a beef expert said during a breakfast meeting of the Lane County Livestock Association.
The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund
The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund was established on October 8, 2013 by Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of October 4-7, 2013.
42nd Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic
The 42nd Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show will be held on Friday, October 25, at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham. Registration fee is $20 per person and registration will be from 7:15 am until 8:00 am.
Cattle feeders optimistic about 2014
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.
Georgia cattlemen to vote on beef commission
Frank M. Watson
Southeast Farm Press
Georgia cattle producers have until Dec. 31 to request a ballot for deciding whether or not a Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef should be formed.