Soaring Beef and Cattle Prices Say a Lot about Beef Demand
Mary Lou Peter
News that U.S. beef and cattle prices hit record high prices early in the new year is a good sign for producers and even some consumers, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
BeefTalk: Live Bait is Not Needed to Catch Fish
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Catching fish does not always require the use of live bait. In fact, the use of lures of many types and sizes has led to the many storefronts filled with fishing gear. If one is keen on enjoying fly fishing, the artificial fly would more than likely be named and cherished.
Sale Catalog Information: Homework Required
As the New Year begins, seedstock producer and exhibition breed sales take center stage. Commercial cattlemen explore the genetic opportunities in available bull consignments that will enhance their ability to elevate cowherd reproductive and performance benchmarks.
Cattleman says cold is actually a blessing
Lyle Spring, sales manager for Cammack Ranch Supply in Union Center, S.D., says temperatures are a bigger problem for cattle health when they fluctuate from the subzero to the 30-degree-plus range they were seeing on Jan. 9.
Inside McDonald’s quest for sustainable beef
Behind McDonald’s lofty ambitions is a complex story that has been unfolding over the past several years. It involves engaging the global beef industry, from ranchers and feedlots to restaurants and supermarkets, as well as environmental groups, academics and the McDonald’s senior executive team.
Why all the fuss about body condition of cattle?
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of knowing the crude protein content of your feed or hay for the cows because if it is high enough, then additional protein supplementation might not be necessary until lactation.
Test soil, hay for useful information?
There are two very important tests that forage producers should perform consistently — a soil test and a forage test.
Feed cost considerations for cow-calf producers
Hay production in 2013 reflected the improvement in drought conditions in the last half of the year. In the recently released USDA Crop Production 2013 Summary, all hay production was up 13.4 percent over record low productions totals in 2012.
Myth: Grass-Fed Beef Is More Nutritious Than Beef From Cattle Finished On Corn And Grains
Meat Myth Crushers
Interestingly, new research from Texas A&M University found that men who consumed corn-fed beef improved their cholesterol levels while men who consumed grass-fed beef experienced no change.
Are your cows working for you or are you working for your cows?
Dr. Bob Hough
Sinclair Cattle Co.
It is said that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. That is why it so important to learn from the original masters of the performance movement in the cattle industry — to find out what traits they felt were important for highly profitable, maternal cattle.
Neogen Licenses Cargill’s Patents For Beef And Dairy Genomic Traits
Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has licensed patents owned by Cargill, Inc. and Branhaven LLC considered key for genomic evaluation to improve traits in beef and dairy cattle. The technology, known as BeefGen, identifies key genomic tools to improve both meat and milk production.