What Is The Value Of A Beef Female
When considering selling bred females, producers should examine the value of keeping the female versus selling her on the market, said Lisa Elliott, SDSU Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist.
Elliott said one way to do this is to find the net present value of the female. Revenue from the female would include her calves and her own residual value.
Clueless in college
Want to get a quick exposure to the challenges facing animal agriculture and the allied industries of farming and food processing?
Sit in on a local community college class on nutrition or food systems, as I did yesterday, and listen to the comments from the students in attendance.
FSIS Issues New Guidance on Humane Handling
The USDA Wednesday issued a new guidance document for livestock processors to improve humane handling of livestock presented for slaughter.
Lack of crop rotation slowly turns Argentine Pampas into "sand"
Argentina’s key resource, its agricultural soils, are being depleted by lack of crop rotation as soy farming encroaches on areas once used for corn, wheat and cattle grazing, according to local experts and a government source.
Johnsongrass and frost can be bad combination for cattle
Frank M. Watson
University of Georgia
Beef cattle graze on a pasture on the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. Beef cattle graze on a pasture on the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. Image credit: Sharon Dowdy. (view image)
Cattle and beef trends different from major crops
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
Farm and Ranch Guide
Many of the industry indicators and trends for the cattle and beef industry are strikingly different from those of the major crops.
Evaluation of Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Systems in the Southeast
The Beef Site
The profitability of beef production is as many other production systems, a function of a balance between inputs and outputs. Outputs can be more easily defined than inputs and can be simplified as pounds of beef sold in one way or another: carcass, replacement heifers, yearlings, weaned calves.
Plenty of cattle available to feed Northern Beef Packers packing plant
There should be plenty of cattle available to supply an Aberdeen beef packing plant despite the loss of livestock in a freak early October blizzard in the western part of the state.
Cattle Thrive In Open-Front Barn
Indiana Prairie Farmer
With the high price of land, Greg Drebes could not expand his row crop operation. He decided to focus on raising cattle. But as row crop farmers claimed more pasture ground, finding suitable grazing land became an issue.
How Beef Veterinarians Can Utilize Genomics To Help Producers
The most fundamental part of a cowherd is its DNA. Now is the time for DVMs to get involved with genomic information to help producers manage defects and improve herd performance.