Tech on the range
Eastern Arizona Courier
Cattle ranching isn’t what it used to be, as current technology has changed how ranchers manage business. New ideas are coming together with slightly older ones to possibly revolutionize range operations.
Digital Marketing Key Ingredient for Beef Checkoff to Reach Millennial Generation
Oklahoma Farm Report
The strategic shift moving from print advertising to digital promotion by the national beef checkoff goes hand-in-hand with targeting millennials. Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chief Executive Officer Polly Ruhland said this an essential generation to target when it comes to the future of beef demand.
6 estate tax headlines: What to know about the ‘death tax’
Legislators sponsoring death tax repeal say it’s especially hard on family farmers, as some farms must sell land or other assets to pay estate taxes due following the death of a family member. It will be the first time the House has considered such a bill in 10 years, and also includes additional provisions that impact gift taxes.
Make a record of twins or other multiple births
Estimates of the percentage of beef cattle births that produce twins vary. One estimate (Gilmore) puts the percentage at about 0.5% or 1 in every 200 births. Approximately one-half of the sets of twins should contain both a bull and a heifer calf.
The Salmonella saga continues
The National Provisioner
The presence of Salmonella in beef products and development of methods to prevent that presence have been focal points for all sectors of the beef industry in recent years.
The Difference Between Grass-fed and Feedlot Beef
Good Food World
Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.
No, Virginia, not all cows eat grass. That lovely image of a herd of cattle happily munching away and contentedly chewing their cud is mostly a figment of your imagination.
Calving expert: Colostrum is key to health of calf
Farm and Ranch Guide
The most important time of a newborn calf’s life is the first 24 hours, thus the significance of administering colostrum as soon as possible after birth. A good rule of thumb is “the sooner, the better.”
Mark Keaton: Beef, forage tips for April
During the breeding season, monitor the activity of each bull. Be sure bulls are walking properly, and check cows for estrus activity. Sometimes, bulls can become lame or injured, which could affect their ability to locate and breed cows.
Bull sale set for Springville Feeder Auction
Nearly 100 top-rated animals will be available for purchase at the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program’s bull sale April 16, starting at 6 p.m. at the Springville Feeder Auction.
Midwest feeding operations expand, revamp with hoop barns
Hoop barns allow South Dakota and Minnesota producers to expand or revamp their feeding operations. For Worthington, Minnesota, cattle feeder Adam Blume, building a hoop barn in 2007 allowed him and his dad, Tim, to expand their operation from a 100-head open lot to a 700-head, 360-foot-long hoop barn.