Beef producers say Obama is trying to kill their industry
Lawmakers from cattle producing states are seeing red following a 571-page federal report that that encourages Americans to go green. A panel of nutrition experts recruited by the Obama administration to craft the newest dietary guidelines suggested last week that the government should consider the environment when deciding what people should eat.
Pregnant Cow Still Cycling
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
If a cow has been diagnosed as pregnant and shows heat, never assume she is open until she has been rechecked.
Spring Calving: Prepare Today for Tomorrow’s New Addition
When warmer temperatures set in and winter starts to melt away, cattle producers across the country will be keeping one eye on the pasture and one eye on their next biggest investment—their calves.
Re-warming methods for severely cold-stressed newborn calves
According to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, Canadian animal scientists compared methods of reviving hypothermic or cold stressed baby calves. Heat production and rectal temperature were measured in 19 newborn calves during hypothermia (cold stress) and recovery when four different means of assistance were provided.
Veterinarians develop website to help producers manage disease
The Western Producer
A group of American and Canadian veterinarians has developed a web based program called Trich Consult to help producers learn more about this devastating disease in breeding cattle. The overall infection rate of trichomoniasis is probably seven to eight percent, but the prevalence is variable across regions, said veterinarian Bob Larson of Kansas State University.
USMEF Statement on West Coast Port Labor Contract Agreement
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) was very pleased to learn of the tentative agreement on a new West Coast port labor contract that was reached Friday evening.
Ward Named Interim Hereford Executive Vice President
Jack Ward has been named interim Executive Vice President of the American Hereford Association (AHA). Eric Walker, AHA president, announced the appointment following the resignation of Craig Huffhines.
Cow herd expansion requires creative thinking
Cattle industry analysts say one of the factors that could slow expansion of the nation’s cow herd is pasture availability. Seth Watkins, a cow-calf farmer from near Clarinda in southwest Iowa says it’s probably going to take some “outside-of-the-box” thinking for him to expand his herd.
Swollen U.S. meat inventories mirror strong demand headwinds
Slumping demand for meat on the U.S. West and East Coasts boosted pork, beef and chicken inventories to some of their highest levels in years, analysts said following Friday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly cold storage report.
Beef Versus Pork: A Big Divergence
Commodity markets are among the most volatile of all assets that trade on futures exchanges. When it comes to volatility, animal protein markets move on supply and demand factors. The wide price ranges in these markets attract speculative interest at times. Over this past year both cattle and hog futures have been moving.