Controlled Breeding Season Brings Price Advantages
Lawrence Bernard used to be the kind of cattleman who let nature take its course. Years ago, he used a year-round breeding program and as a result, had near year-round calving. One benefit of this approach was he never had to pen the bull.
USDA Tracks Desired Cattle Traits in ‘2,000 Bull Project’
USDA scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations for routinely measured traits such as growth and calving ease with the "2,000 Bull Project" at the Agricultural Research Service Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb.
NCBA accepting applications for internships at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention
NCBA is seeking students that meet our qualifications (see below). The 2015 applications are available now! Students will be assigned to help many different NCBA staff members with a variety of meetings and events at the convention and trade show. NCBA staff members will direct students in specific duties at meetings and events.
Low-risk strategies for high-moisture corn
Progressive Forage Grower
Many livestock and dairy producers harvest high-moisture corn (HMC) to eliminate high grain drying costs and produce excellent feed for ruminant animals. HMC is harvested using a combine shortly after black-layer formation and then ground to reduce the size of the kernel particles and fermented in a silo or silage bag.
Interested in making extra money this winter?
Why not try Backgrounding feeder cattle? "Back grounding" feeder cattle is when lighter weight cattle (350 to 550 pounders) are grown to 700 to 900 pounds over the winter.
BQA: Pride, quality and security
Cattle Trader Center
We believe beef quality assurance starts at the ranch,” Dr. Mike and Anne Wirtz say. “The cattle go through the feeding period at the feedlots under the same guidelines and on to the packers so consumers can be confident that their beef is safe, healthy and wholesome.”
Umbilical Hernias in Calves
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Small hernias may only contain omentum, a lace-like tissue that covers the intestines.
Fall Preparation to Sod-seed Pastures and Hay Meadows
University of Nebraska
Pastures and hay meadows provide higher quality feed, are more productive, and cheaper to grow if they have good forage legumes growing in them. Nitrogen fertilizer is expensive, so expensive it’s difficult to justify fertilizing pastures. So instead, let’s grow our own N.
Ray Rice Incident Underscores To Cattle Industry The Power Of Video
One of the biggest national stories of late in the sports world is the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice from the National Football League (NFL). The penalty came down after a video surfaced showing the Baltimore Ravens running back punching his fiancé, who is now his wife, in an elevator of an Atlantic City casino.
Sexing Technologies sues ABS Global for fraud, contract breach
Inguran LLC (doing business as Sexing Technologies), a provider of sex sorted semen products and services, has filed suit against bull stud giant ABS Global Inc. for fraud and breach of a long-term semen sorting services contract.