Worth the weight
The current environment for the beef industry includes a limited supply of feeder cattle and stable consumer demand for beef, said Glynn Tonsor, livestock economist for Kansas State University. The environment is driving record high prices for cattle.
Bullish on Beef
Veteran cattleman Mike John can’t see any reason why record high cattle prices should sag. In fact, he thinks that trend will continue for several years. "It’s going to take a long time to build up any supply to the point where it has an effect on price," says John, who is director of MFA Health Track, a quality assurance feeder calf verification program serving Midwest cow-calf customers
Iowa symposium to take global look at cattle welfare practices
Iowa Farmer Today
Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18. During the first day of the symposium, participants will get hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating lameness in beef cattle, according to a news release. Participants also will practice the correct technique for on-farm euthanasia and learn a variety of on-farm techniques for minimizing stress during handling and management procedures, including dehorning.