Taking the Guess Work out of Selecting Bulls and Replacement Heifers
Since 2003, Igenity has worked with countless cattle breed associations, and seedstock and commercial cattlemen around the world to use the latest DNA technology to increase herd profitability.
Cardiologist & Cattleman
The Cattle Business Weekly
Red meat isn’t always viewed favorably as a healthy option by the medical community – especially for individuals with heart disease, so a heart doctor who raises beef cattle might sound like a contradiction.
Don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish with your herd
Farm and Ranch Guide
The average carrying cost of a cow has probably doubled in your lifetime.
According to Texas data, those costs have jumped to nearly $600 per head from maybe half that a few decades ago. At a recent meeting, a Nebraska ag business economist estimated the number had climbed to $800.
Maintaining facilities to reduce winter BRD outbreaks
Like most dirty jobs, maintaining winter cattle facilities isn’t a glamorous or even complex task, but it is vitally important. Cold, wet cattle are, at best, not in an environment to grow and perform. At worst, they are more susceptible to developing and spreading illness, including bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
Try Green-Grass Calving For Love Of Profit And Leisure
The arguments for green-grass calving can be pretty convincing, especially the economics.
Ken Nimrick of western Illinois claims his calving season in mid-May through June saves him $100-200 in total feed costs per cow per year.
Cattle herd begins rebuilding
Southwest Farm Press
The U.S. cattle herd may be starting to regain numbers lost to the devastating drought that has gripped the Southwest for the past three years and shows some evidence of continuing.
Watch For Prussic Acid Poisoning From Sorghum, Sudangrass
Hay and Forage Grower
It’s that time of year when producers should watch cattle for signs of prussic acid poisoning, including labored breathing and staggering, warns Justin Waggoner, a Kansas State University beef systems specialist.
Why You Should Care About the Farm Bill
US News and World Report
After causing a shutdown and threatening the nation’s creditworthiness, Congress seems to be unable to get anything done these days.
Beef Improvement Federation to Host Genetic Prediction Workshop
A Steak in Genomics
The conference is designed to give academic, allied industry, breed association staff and cattle producers a forum to learn about and discuss the latest developments in beef cattle genetic evaluation strategies.
Tough Questions On Technology Adoption In The Beef Industry
Adoption of technological innovation and management practices in the industry rely as much on consumer acceptance as the efficacy of the technology itself.