NCBA Says WOTUS Battle Not Over
Oklahoma Farm Report
It’s unlikely to slow down the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy very much, but Congress did take a shot or two at the ‘Waters of the US’ (WOTUS) proposed rule during the appropriations process earlier this month. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said Congress went specifically after the so called ‘interpretive rule’ of WOTUS that was issued last summer by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Proper Protein Feeding Important in Beef Cattle
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
Other sources of protein include corn gluten meal, distiller’s grains (wet and dry), brewer’s grains (wet and dry), blood meal, feather meal and fishmeal. These sources are not as well broken down in the rumen and are considered higher in by-pass or un-degraded protein and will therefore do not provide protein components to the microbial population as effectively.
Slow Road to Herd Expansion
Linda H. Smith
Agriculture’s golden sector is livestock. Though prices have eased since their summer peak, they are still at high levels. In fact, the price strength surprised many given the level of production.
Iowa Beef Center offers Online Heifer Development Resources
Iowa Beef Center
With the cow herd at the smallest level since 1962, recent moderation in grain prices, and optimism for growth in domestic and export demand, the stage is set for expansion of the national beef cow herd. Iowa State University Extension beef cow-calf specialist Patrick Gunn said this has led to increased heifer retention numbers over the past two years, but environmental and financial concerns have tempered that optimism.
Lessons Learned in 2014
Cattle Trader Center
After a record setting 2014, where do U.S. livestock markets go from here? Lists of the factors likely to shape livestock markets have appeared in recent weeks to help answer that question.
Political reality chews into beef checkoff reform
Topeka Capital Journal
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stuck a fork in his controversial recipe for creation of a second mandatory checkoff to finance beef cattle research and promotion.
Here it comes… Get ready for Winter
It won’t be long now. Any day the winds will start howling, the snow will fly, the temperatures will drop to levels not fit for man nor beast – or machinery.
The judge’s perspective at NWSS
Stepping on the fresh sawdust, with every eye on you, can be intimidating. Every exhibitor and every attendee is wondering what the judge is thinking and looking for. For Dr. Shane Bedwell, of Fort Collins, Colorado, these are the moments he enjoys.
8 tips for being a better ranch manager in 2015
Since August 2011, I’ve written 41 articles for BEEF magazine. In spite of each article being different, there has been repetition of key ideas and principles. Readers who have followed my writing have been exposed to nearly all of my management philosophy.
One thing to improve calf health
Calf health is critical to beef and dairy operations, and a wide range of factors can influence the success of an operation’s calf-management program.