The Beef Industry in 2025
Plenty of people are wondering what the beef industry will look like in another 11 years. The national cow herd has dwindled, and the cattle-feeding and beef-packing sectors are burdened by overcapacity.
Forage Cocktails for Beef Cattle
Karla H. Jenkins
Late March or early April is the time to plant spring forage cocktails for beef cattle grazing. Spring forage cocktails can be planted as a way of shortening fallow time between crop rotations or they could be planted as part of a series of annual forage crops to be used through the grazing season.
Precaution or paralysis
Excessive caution and risk aversion could stifle critical innovation in agriculture, just as the world needs more efficient food production to keep up with explosive population growth.
New Treatment Can Decrease E. coli Concentrations in Meat by 99%
Treating food products with viruses that target and kill bacteria – called bacteriophages – could significantly reduce concentrations of E. coli, a Purdue University study released this week shows.
Ancient African Cattle First Domesticated in Middle East, MU Study Reveals
Dr. Jared Decker
A Steak in Genomics
New genetic history of cattle allows for better breeding methods, reveals new aspects of human history.
Get Terrific Tonnage From Soybean Hay
Hay and Forage Grower
Steve Norberg wonders if growers will be physically able to mow, field-dry and bale 7-10 tons of hay per acre in a single cutting. That’s his biggest concern about the feasibility of growing irrigated soybeans for hay production.
FDA leniency urged on grain-disposal rules
Boulder County Business Report
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall wants to make sure new federal rules don’t create too much of a burden for craft brewers and ranchers in Colorado.