Fencing for short-duration grazing
Most pastures are continuously grazed year-round, which results in the lowest possible forage yields. Continuous grazing doesn’t provide time for forage to reproduce foliage removed by cattle.
Antibiotic Resistance: Let’s Change the Way We Understand It
Beef Cattle News
In the past few days, there have been two interesting reports on antibiotic resistance. One was released by Consumer Reports entitled, “How Safe Is Your Ground Beef?” The other, much less publicized, was put together by scientists and physicians who work in public health and do know something about antibiotic resistance.
Success, Challenges, and Continued Improvement: A packer’s perspective
Audit standards for animal handling are in place at meat processing plants and most company programs are based off of the North American Meat Institute animal handling and auditing guidelines.
Research points to higher palatability ratings on branded beef
A recent study at Kansas State University (K-State), funded by the Angus Foundation, aimed to better understand beef palatability and how branded programs may affect consumer ratings of beef products.
Old World forage grass making a comeback in the Midwest
A long ignored grass species is poised for a comeback. Federal researchers are urging cattle farmers in the Upper Midwest to reintroduce a fescue variety forgotten by time. The grass, a type of meadow fescue, was first introduced from Europe in 19th century. It was popular with beef and dairy farmers for decades, but in the 1950s, meadow fescues were ditched in favor of newer, taller varieties with higher yields.
Nat’l Cattlemen’s Beef Assn’s Statement On EPA’s WOTUS
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis statement regarding Federal Court ruling in North Dakota that will block EPA and the Army Corps’ "Waters of the United States" rule. "America’s cattlemen and women applaud the decision of the federal judge in North Dakota to block EPA’s "waters of the United States" rule, which was set to go in effect today, August 28.
Joel Salatin’s Secrets to Reconnecting with Your Food
Joel Salatin is the owner and Farmer of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia. In 1961, the Salatins bought and restored an old farm in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.
Stay safe when vaccinating cattle.
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulleting Extra
Nora Schrag, veterinarian with the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, says it’s important to walk beforehand through the facilities that you’ll be using to hold, sort and restrain cattle.
Profitable Beef Pastures Need Legumes
Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve
University of Wisconsin
Forage legume species such as red or white clover, birdsfoot trefoil, and alfalfa are important plant contributors to productivity and quality of beef pastures in the Upper Midwest and elsewhere.
Is the cash fed cattle market relevant anymore?
Bottom line, says Steve Koontz, professor of agricultural and resource economics at Colorado State University, is the cattle feeding sector will continue to use more formulas and other alternative marketing arrangements at the expense of the cash market.