Take Grazing Outside the Box
If you see a group of steers in a field of green corn, you can generally bet it is either an accident or a salvage operation for a drought-stunted crop. But not at Josh Gunn’s operation. Grazing green corn is just one way he makes use of a high-quality summer annual.
Beware COOL ‘reform’
Morning AG Clips
National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson argues in a recent Politico op-ed that the opponents of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), having lost their battles on both the ideological front as well as in the courts, are now trying have the law gutted in the name of “reform.”
Beef Animal Welfare Views: U.S. Public vs. Cattle Producers
The researchers noted that all livestock industries, beef included, are faced with mounting pressure to adjust animal welfare practices in response to societal concerns.
OSU to host national beef reproduction conference
Stillwater News Press
Cow-calf producers and large-animal veterinarians should plan to attend the 2014 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference hosted by Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
A new look at acidosis
Some rumen microbes prefer to break down fibre, while others thrive on sugars and starches. This allows cattle and other ruminants to take advantage of a wide variety of different feeds.
Beef cattle, forage tips for September
Cow herd performance is an opportunity to use production data to aid in replacement heifer selection or cull cows due to poor performance. A herd performance test involves weighing cows and calves, frame and muscle scoring calves and body condition cows
House Approves Bill Limiting EPA’s WOTUS Proposal
House members on Tuesday approved a bill with a 262-152 vote that could block the U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its revised definition of the "Waters of the United States."
Probiotics Future In Beef Production Looks Promising
The livestock industry has long debated the merits of feeding probiotics — microbially derived products that stimulate the growth of other microorganisms in the gut. By improving the intestinal microbial balance, the thinking is that there’s a corresponding boost in production efficiency.’
Beef – Will It Be What’s For Dinner
All-time cattle price records fell like Congressional approval ratings this past fall. Can the trend continue in 2014? Some analysts don’t think so.
Top-class beef advocacy training
I completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program in 2010 as part of my journey to promote everything about the meat industry. Completing the MBA program catapulted me to a whole new level of advocacy, including feature articles in the Wall Street Journal, an appearance on FOX News Live and lots of other media stories.