Performance pioneer, entrepreneur and innovator
Dr. Bob Hough
Western Livestock Journal
J. David Nichols of Bridgewater, IA, has always had an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit about him and the perspective of a cattle feeder. This is for good reason. His grandfather and his father were some of the early cattle feeders in Iowa, and Dave continues to feed steers to this day.
Growth promoting hormone implants in beef cattle: safe or not?
Few beef cattle-management practices are more cost effective or have a higher return on investment than properly used growth promoting implants. Growth promoting implants are pellets that are implanted under the skin of the ear of growing calves.
Building Better Genetics
Dr. Jared Decker
A Steak in Genomics
Jimmy Goode is a seedstock producer who understands the potential of genomics. I’m glad to see he was highlighted on The Angus Report. He points out that genomic testing improves accuracy for the EPDs of young animals.
Treating calves for parasites
Wise County Messenger
Over the past 20-35 years, trials in Texas beef herds have demonstrated that treating nursing calves and the dams for internal parasites increases weaning weights.
American Angus Names New Regional Manager For The Northeast U.S.
The American Angus Association® welcomes Chris Jeffcoat of Littlestown, Pa., as the new regional manager for the northeastern region. Jeffcoat plans to relocate from North Carolina, where he currently lives, to near Gettysburg, Pa., and begin his role as regional manager March 3.
What’s the Beef? M&Ms and Hormones
Farm Meets Fork
I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Joan Ruskamp. Joan and her family farm and feed cattle near Dodge, Nebraska. Joan also is a Common Ground volunteer spending time talking with consumers about agriculture issues and their food concerns.
Tyson moving forward with FarmCheck
Cattle Trader Center
In 2012, Tyson Foods announced plans for their FarmCheck on-farm audit program for their livestock suppliers. Last week at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tyson vice president for animal well-being Dean Danilson, PhD, updated producers on the program.