Selling vs. Backgrounding 2014 Calves
So far 2014 has been one for the record books when it comes to the cattle market. Increased cattle values combined with less expensive feed have dramatically changed the outlook for cow/calf profitability compared to the last few years.
Groups talk of beef checkoff changes
Tri State Livestock News
Chelsea Good, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs for LMA said LMA has been working with the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group for the three years it has been in existence. She said that the working group, in July, “developed a concept for increasing the assessment rate.”
Remote Control For Horn Flies
By Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Hard-to-reach cattle can still have good fly control using these "remote-control" options.
The Complication of Shrink
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Cattle have a large digestive tract. Body weight varies, depending on whether the digestive tract is full or empty. This depends on how much the animal has eaten or exercised, or how far it has been hauled. Morning weights, when cattle are relatively empty because they’ve been resting instead of eating, are generally less than mid-day or evening weights when the gut is full.
Economic challenges persist for cattle producers
Texas cattle producers looking to restock herds may choose to examine all options as financial dynamics have changed due to historic high cattle prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists.
In the Midst of Structural Change- NCBA Grows Their Membership
Oklahoma Farm Report
The cattle industry has always had its share of challenges- and over the last couple of years, Structural Change and regulatory overload are right at the top of the list.
Could we eradicate BVD?
The bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus, and related viruses in the “pestivirus” classification, cause considerable economic damage through reproductive losses in cow herds and as a contributor to bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedyards.