Calving considerations for a successful calving season
Burt Rutherford, Ron Lemenager
Calving season is upon us, and getting ready for this year’s calf crop takes careful planning. The Beef Roundtable brings you a three-part broadcast on how to plan and have a successful calving season, as well as some post-calving considerations. In Part 2, we look at considerations to keep in mind as calving season begins and progresses.
BeefTalk: Am I Satisfied?
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
“Am I satisfied?” That is a pondering question for the various aspects of the business of beef production. The question also reaches beyond the business, into the personal satisfaction one derives from being an agricultural producer.
CattleFax’s Randy Blach Says Peaks and Valleys Will Help Cattlemen Regain Focus in 2016
Oklahoma Farm Report
CattleFax’s Randy Blach Says Peaks and Valleys Will Help Cattlemen Regain Focus in 2016 The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture cattle inventory report shows an increase of the U.S. beef cowherd population to 30.33 million head. That’s an increase of one million head over one year ago. But USDA also reduced the cow number of January 1, 2015 by 400,000 head from 29.7 million head down to 29.3 million head.
Treat Calf Scours Early for Best Results
Ohio Beef Letter
Diarrhea in neonatal calves is one of the leading causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) in North America and Europe and continues to be a major cause of economic loss to the beef cattle industry. There are five major infectious causes of diarrhea in calves less than 21 days of age: E. coli K99, Rotavirus, Coronavirus, Cryptosporidia, and Salmonella.
Eastern Iowa producers started seedstock herd from scratch
Iowa Farmer Today
Thirty-three years ago, Doug and Glenda Schroeder got married and sold their cows, and decided to start building a seedstock operation from scratch. “Glenda’s family had been in the purebred business for a long time, and we both had cows of our own,” Doug Schroeder says. “We got married in 1982, sold the cows and started over.”
Producing High-health Calves
Mark Hilton would prefer that business was not quite so good. He would prefer that clients needed the services and products of his profession less frequently. He’s a veterinarian, but Hilton likes it when cattle producers don’t need to treat sick animals.
Farmer Valerie packed up herd to follow her Scottish beefcake James Cameron
Love certainly does strange things to people, but for a young farmer from Ballygowan it has meant packing up her cows and shipping them over to Perthshire.
Moves To Stop Volatile Cattle Market
Cattle futures were added to a system that caps how many orders traders can send in relation to the number of trades executed to curb volatility. The CME Groups made these changes in time for futures trading yesterday. The move was a response to a National Cattlemen’s Beef Association meeting last week, where CME Chairman Terry Duffy heard complaints.
U.S. posts strong beef cattle numbers
Carol Ryan Dumas
USDA’s cattle inventory shows cattlemen are continuing to rebuild the beef herd, but substancial revisions to last year’s reported inventory changes the story on growth in 2014.