BeefTalk: How Big is the Bull?
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
If one is building a house and the door does not fit, does the carpenter throw away the hammer? No. If one is building a cow herd and the cows are the wrong size, does the producer throw away the bull expected progeny differences (EPDs)? No.
The 27th Annual Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium
University of Florida
The 27th Annual Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium will be held at the Best Western Gateway Grand, Gainesville, Florida on February 15 to February 17, 2016. The Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium is recognized as one of the premier conferences for gathering the latest information about advances in nutrition of dairy and beef cattle.
Mark Parker: The Top 10 tips for farmers Christmas shopping at the mall
10. When buying clothes for your wife, steal tags from her closet — don’t try to describe her size with hand gestures.
Challenges with Heifer Selection: How Many Should I Breed and What are They Worth?
Range Beef Cow Symposium
Referencing lyrics from a song entitled “The Gambler,” the Purdue University Extension beef specialist said cow-calf producers trying to decide what to do about replacement females may find it hard to know whether to hold or fold. Some might prefer to run away.
Nebraska study finds no ill effects of zilpaterol in finished cattle
In a study reported in the December issue of the Journal of Animal Science, researchers from the University of Nebraska and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center compared welfare factors and animal performance between cattle fed or not fed the beta agonist zilpaterol hydrochloride during the final 21 days of finishing.
GENOMICS: Where are we going?
Dr. Jared Decker
Genomics. This term has become a popular buzzword within the beef industry. But what does it mean? Genomics is analyzing the entire DNA of an animal. Rather than focusing on a specific gene or segment of DNA, in genomic applications we generate data across all of the cattle chromosomes (strands of DNA inherited as a unit).
WTO authorizes $1.01 billion in tariffs over Country-of-Origin labeling
The World Trade Organization on Monday authorized $1.01 billion in tariffs as a result of complaints from Canada and Mexico over the U.S. Country-of-Origin labeling policy.