Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. introduces Market Ready preconditioning program
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) has announced the introduction of the Market Ready quality feeder calf preconditioning program for beef producers. Industry research studies have shown an average net return from preconditioning ranging from $25 to $33 per head, making it just one of the many pieces producers need when capturing more value for their calves.
Consider the cow, and her purpose on the ranch
For people already established in the cow-calf business, the last few years have been breath taking. A number of factors have come together to create a shortage of beef cows and push cattle prices to historic levels; in some markets calf prices are triple what they were a few years ago so we must all be getting rich.
Steer clear of cattle rustlers
Cattle rustling? In 2015? It is true. The problem never went away completely, but it hasn’t made headlines in recent years. Now we learn the Kansas Attorney General’s Office has created a livestock and brand investigation unit. Kendal Lothman is the special agent in charge.
Finding emotional attachment to cows
The Daily Record
Suzanne delivered her first calf in a sleet storm, with 40 mph winds. Fearful that the baby wouldn’t survive overnight, I took a big risk, lifting the heifer into my arms, backing out a gate and kicking it shut.
Japanese Journalists Get Look at U.S. Beef Industry
To gain insight into the U.S. beef industry and learn more about prevention of animal disease and foodborne illnesses, a team of Japanese technical journalists recently visited offices of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), the National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA), research facilities at Colorado State University (CSU) and cattle-production operations in Colorado. Funding support for the team’s visit was provided by the Beef Checkoff Program and the USDA Market Access Program (MAP).
Know Your Rancher
Think you need an agriculture background to start a successful ranch? Try telling that to Bob McClaren, owner of 44 Farms — the largest registered-Angus herd in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States.
September is time to cut cost of winter feeding
Winter feed bills are one of the largest expenses of a livestock operation, but winter feed costs can be reduced with some action now, said Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Pregnancy checking opens doors for producers to manage their herds strategically.
North Dakota State University
Checking whether cows are pregnant and culling the nonpregnant females before the winter feeding period can save producers 60 to 70 percent of their yearly beef cow maintenance expenses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts.
Canyon team makes cattle cloning history
Samples of the pinnacle of beef have become 13 calves through a process scientists in Canyon are calling a first. West Texas A&M University teamed up with veterinarian Gregg Veneklasan, cattleman Jason Abraham and cloning company ViaGen to work on finding a way to reliably produce what the industry calls “Prime Yield Grade 1” beef, which makes up less than 1 percent of beef.
Range Beef Cow Symposium set for Nov. 17 through 19 at Loveland, Colorado
High Plains Journal
Colorado State University’s Department of Animal Sciences will host the 24th Range Beef Cow Symposium, Nov. 17 through 19 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.