BeefTalk: When a Cow is Determined to be Market Beef, Sell Her
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Got cows to sell? If you do, sell them. You only have to look at the prices to know the market is looking for beef. Producers always have some cows to sell if they want to.
Grazing Calves on Cornstalks
Grazing cows on corn stalks is a long-standing, common practice to reduce feed costs. Grazing calves or yearlings on corn stalks is much less commonly done, but does represent an opportunity to produce inexpensive gains.
Beta Agonists Angst
It’s no question that beta agonists are an efficient way to add beef to the market, but what about the animal welfare concerns?
Cows That Last, Reproduction For a Lifetime
If you’ve priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your own, you are probably feeling a renewed appreciation for those older, productive cows in the herd.
DNA testing to authenticate Angus beef in the birthplace of the breed, Aberdeenshire in Scotland
ABC Rural (AU)
In the birthplace of the breed, new DNA technology is being used to authenticate Angus cattle. The Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society is using the technology to protect the integrity of its breed. Society chief executive Rob McHattie says some people were passing off other breeds of beef as Angus.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
The bluetongue virus, which causes a serious disease that costs the cattle and sheep industries in the United States an estimated $125 million annually, manages to survive the winter by reproducing in the insect that transmits it, report veterinary scientists at the University of California–Davis (UC–Davis).
Are the bulls ready for fall breeding season?
The fall breeding season is less than two months away. If you have not assessed your bull battery recently, time is running out. Contact your local veterinarian and make arrangements to see that your bulls of all ages pass a breeding soundness exam.
US Beef Herds Need Influence Of African Cattle
In the October edition of Beef Producer you’ll find an article about the value of blending African beef genetics into the U.S. beef herd. It was a fairly short article for such a complex topic, and the longer explanation can be downloaded below. Basically, the Zimbabwean rancher and consultant said on his tour of the U.S. in 2013 he had never as many heat-stressed cattle.
Iowa Premium Beef set to open late October- Jeffrey Johnson named Chief Executive Officer
The Tama News Herald
Iowa Premium Beef today announced that Jeffrey Johnson, current Vice President of Operations for the Tama-based beef processing facility, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. This announcement follows the passing of former CEO John Stewart earlier this month.
Concerns discussed over imports from areas with cattle disease
The Western Producer
U.S. beef producers are nervous about approving imports of live cattle and fresh beef from certain regions of Argentina because of the threat of foot-and-mouth disease entering North America.