Take Aim at Controlling Breeding Costs
University of Nebraska
With cattle markets at record high prices cow-calf producers find themselves competing for production inputs at higher costs. In an effort to economize, questions that may arise might be “What is a breeding bull worth?” or “How much per calf are my breeding costs?”.
Don’t Skip the Preg Checks
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
I do know about the benefits of pregnancy checking cows though. This is without a doubt one of the highest value practices a cow/calf operation can utilize.
Producing and procuring quality cattle
John Schroeder, of Darr Feedlot in Cozad, Neb., talks about the partnerships that make cattle better.
Heat Stress and Beef Cattle
Pennsylvania State University
As we move into hotter weather, cattle managers need to be thinking about heat stress in their stock and how it can be mitigated. It is better to do some planning ahead of time rather than reacting after a heat wave starts.
The flexibility of grazing
Hopefully spring has arrived in most places — some earlier and some late — but the grazing season is in full swing unless you are in the Mediterranean climate zones of the West Coast and the growing season is winding down and you are headed into dormant-season grazing.
Livestock antibiotic label changes eliminate over-the-counter availability
The Food and Drug Administration released the final rule of the Veterinary Feed Directive on June 2. According to the FDA, this rule is part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals.
Assessing the Economic Impacts of Estrus Synchronization and Fixed-Timed AI in Beef Production
Dr. G. Cliff Lamb
A Steak in Genomics
"We know how to synchronize the cows!" Cliff Lamb stated to start his talk at the NAAB symposium at the 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Symposium. Fixed timed AI methods make inseminating cattle much simpler.
What are endophytes and what impact could they have on my livestock?
Michigan State University
The term “endophyte” usually comes to a farmer’s attention in connection with tall fescue. This forage grass is extremely important in the southern United States and endophytes have a lot to do with it.
Blake Nelson named as Executive Vice President for Maine Anjou Association
The Cattle Business Weekly
Blake Nelson of Warner, Okla., has been hired to replace John Boddicker as Executive Vice President (EVP) of the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) and will start Aug. 1. Blake was formally the director of farm operations/livestock coordinator at Connors State College in Oklahoma.
Cattle producers rely on mandatory price reporting
Iowa Farmer Today
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is a strong supporter of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting program, which was authorized as part of the original Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999.