U.S. beef exports gradually expand after mad cow scare
KANSAS CITY STAR
Beef has long been a quintessential American staple, captured decades ago in the marketing slogan “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.”
These days, however, more and more of the red meat is making its way from farms in the United States to tables in numerous countries abroad, where many diets are incorporating more beef.
Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
BY P.J. HUFFSTUTTER AND TOM POLANSEK
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling here, on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc slaughterhouse in southeastern Washington state.
Protein supplementation for beef cows
Michigan State University
With 2013 corn harvest prices approximately half of those in 2012, cow-calf producers may choose corn for supplementation again. It’s probably the cheapest source of energy on the market if you can feasibly deliver it to the cow herd.
Mineral supplements for stockers grazing small grains pasture
Gazing out across a field of green wheat or rye or triticale forage, one might assume the nutritional needs of stocker cattle are being adequately supplied by the forage. However, concentrations of macro- and trace minerals can range from deficient to adequate in these forages.
Suspended drug sales focus attention on cattle feed additives
Iowa Public Radio
When the people from the drug company came out to visit Tyler Karney at Ordway Feedyard here on Colorado’s eastern plains, he was a little skeptical. They said their product, Zilmax, could put another 30 pounds on an animal in the last days before slaughter. Then he started blending it into the feed for the 6,500 head of Holsteins at this huge feedlot.
Risk management important to cattle industry in coming years
High Plains Journal
Lance Zimmerman, an analyst with CattleFax, told attendees to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association convention that many emotions have been covered over the past year regarding the cattle market.
KOMA Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 14 at Joplin Regional Stockyards
The 2014 KOMA Beef Conference begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Joplin Regional Stockyards on Interstate 44 east of Joplin. The keynote presenter for the evening is Dave Rethorst, Beef Cattle Institute Director of Outreach at Kansas State University, whose topic will be, “Animal Welfare, BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) and Beef Production — How It All Fits Together.”