BeefTalk: Proper Cow Nutrition Now Saves Headaches Later
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Cattle roundups have occurred at an elevated pace this past week. A cherished goal is extra days of grazing, but weather trumps almost everything. The many forgotten little things are the real driving forces determining when the cattle need to come home.
Key factors to growing forage
Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife extension state forage specialist in College Station, said water, fertilizer and protection are important factors to growing and maintaining forages in pastures. Redmon was one of several featured speakers at the recent beef herd rebuilding symposium at Camp Cooley Ranch near Franklin, Texas.
Perceptions of animal welfare vary between production sectors
Kasey Brown & Troy Smith
Animal welfare means different things to different people, but those different people affect the entire production chain of the beef industry.
Manage Stress in Herds to Avoid Illness
Christine B. Navarre, DVM
The positive nutritional benefits of beef in our diets are undeniable. So how do we keep producing a safe and satisfying product? We follow Beef Quality Assurance Guidelines. And a major component of the BQA program is managing stress.
Amid Historic-high Cattle Prices, Producers can Capture Extra Dollars
Though cattle prices have reached historic highs, there could be potential to make extra dollars and possibly add more young cows to a herd at current prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
OCA President Questions Motive of Second Beef Checkoff
Oklahoma Farm Report
Richard Gebhart is Past Chairman of the Federation of the State Beef Council and is the current Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association President. From what he sees its all a power grab on behalf of the Ag Secretary and some of the groups he favors in the beef industry.
Meat Lovers Want More Beef Than Farmers Can Produce
And this year, real per capita expenditure for beef – a measure of demand – is up 5.2% from a year ago, and 9.1% more than any of the last five years, according to Steve Meyer, president of Paragon Economics.
Iowa Cattle Industry Convention Dec. 8-10 in Des Moines
The convention program on Dec. 8 and 9 will provide educational opportunity to all Iowa cattle producers: seedstock, cow-calf, backgrounders and feeders, as well as a sold-out trade show that will make use of the hotel’s new 12,000 sq. ft. conference and trade show area.
November beef cattle, forage tips
The Baxter Bulletin
Monitor heifers for spring calving season. Heifer should be calving 20-30 days before the mature cows. Monitor heifer’s body condition, etc. Heifers should weigh 85 percent of their mature weight at calving
Ag Secretary to visit Purdue
Brownfield Ag News
“I am thrilled that we have been able to arrange this visit after months of our exchanges and discussions,” Daniels said. “Any visit by the Secretary of Agriculture to one of the country’s premier agricultural schools is an honor. We are proud to host the secretary and hope to maximize the time he has afforded us by connecting him with our top researchers and students as well as the public.”