BeefTalk: Grass Turnout Date is More Than a Desire
NDSU Extension Service
Evidence of the calving season in the northern Great Plains is clear. All one needs to do is drive down any road and look at the pastures. You will see lots of calves bouncing around on warm days.
Scours can be caused by virus, bacteria or more
Farm & Ranch Guide
Calf scours are not the problem, but rather a symptom of a problem. According to A. W. Layton, a veterinary pathologist with the Montana State Diagnostic Lab, there can be multiple causes of diarrhea including infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, nutritional imbalance and often a combination of these causes.
Purebred breeders stick to tried and true Angus
The Western Producer
Trilling meadowlarks and slick, black cows moving through belly deep pastures greet visitors to Schaff Angus Valley. Owners Kelly and Martie Jo Schaff have been raising some of the best purebred cows and bulls in North America since 2001, when they took over the ranch near St. Anthony.
FDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers
San Francisco Chronicle
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy farmers.
Suspected Brazil BSE Case
It appears that all it took was for me to highlight the promising outlook for Brazilian cattle ranching on Wednesday for problems to emerge.
Is There A Game Change Just Ahead For Ranchers?
The beef market is changing and ranchers must critically examine their business plan moving into the next cattle cycle.
The unlikely cowgirl
Mountain View Voice
At first glance, Nicolette Hahn Niman is a walking contradiction. A vegetarian from Minnesota and former high-powered environmental lawyer who launched crusades against the U.S. meat industry, she’s now married to the founder of Niman Ranch, the Bay Area’s pioneering natural-beef purveyor, and has become a cattle rancher who passionately defends the production and consumption of beef.
Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
The delivery went smoothly, and both mother and newly born bull calf are doing well. The cow, maternal instincts on overdrive, licks the calf fervently. Her son, ungainly but determined, tries to struggle to his feet in the straw-covered pen.
USDA certified "Very Tender" beef debuts in Matthews, N.C.
When purchasing beef in the supermarket you may ask yourself a few questions before you buy. How much am I spending per pound? Where did this beef come from? You might also ask, how tender will this cut turn out?
Breeding Soundness Exams: Insurance for Your Breeding Season
I received the call on Monday. I seem to receive this call 6-8 times each year. This particular rancher had just finished getting his cows diagnosed for pregnancy.