BeefTalk: Sending Spayed Heifers to the Feedlot
By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
The spayed heifers are off the grass and ready for the feedlot. The Dickinson Research Extension Center spayed all the extra heifers and sent them to grass at the end of May and returned them home in mid-October.
S.D. livestock losses to have $1.7 billion impact on area economy
While cattle producers in western South Dakota continue to calculate losses stemming from the early October blizzard, a South Dakota Stockgrowers Association official estimates the economic impact.
Putting the Age of U.S. Farmers in Perspective
University of Illinois
A reoccurring topic of public discussion is the age of U.S. farmers and the impending need to replace them. This post examines changes in the average age of U.S. farmers over time and compares the age of U.S. farmers with the U.S. labor force.
Winter Feed Estimator is a great tool for cow-calf producers
Michigan State University
Estimating winter feed needs now will save beef cow-calf producers from running out of feed during a time when feed prices are the highest to purchase.
Program aims to bring youth to ranches
Aspen Daily News
Neither Call Camblin nor Sam Wood thinks they’ll ever work full time on their family cattle ranches. Yet both young men hope they can stay in the ranching business as they age, even if they’re also forced to hold down part-time jobs off the farm.
Ethan Farmer Gives Back to Cattle Industry
South Dakota Ag Connection
Matt Bainbridge, 32, got a jump start on his farming career when as a college junior his grandma was ready to sell her farm.
Beef tops $200
Wholesale beef prices have had a good week so far, topping the $200 mark for the first time since the spring of this year.
Wednesday’s National Daily Cattle and Beef Summary from USDA showed the Choice cutout averaging $200.79 per hundredweight, with select at $184.91, for a Choice-Select spread of $15.88. Those prices were up $1.46 and $1.88 respectively from Tuesday’s averages.
Good Times For Livestock But Not For Beef?
The story of growth in the U.S. livestock sector during the current crop price boom is varied than the story of rising crop prices.
Feral cattle scaring hikers in Chino Hills State Park
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
. . . But when he saw a feral cow on the same trail a few months ago, Turcaz was unable to shoo the beast. He uttered loud noises. He made himself appear larger. But methods that would scare away a predator didn’t work with a 2,000-pound bull and its harem of about 20 cows.
Effects of 2-stage and total versus fenceline weaning on the physiology and performance of beef steers
The weaning of beef cattle involves separation of calves from their dams. Upon weaning, calves are either relocated to an adjoining pasture for a brief period (fenceline contact), which prevents them from nursing but allows some social contact with their dams, or separated from dams at a distance, which prevents any direct contact.