This edition of the Beef Roundtable will focus on “Value Added Replacement Heifers”
Dr. Glenn Rogers is a beef veterinarian with over 32 years’ experience in supporting cattle health and well-being in clinical practice, teaching, research and technical service. He’s also a 5th generation “ranching Texan” where he manages a beef heifer development business and cow/calf operation.
Dr. Patterson is a Beef Extension Specialist at the University of Missouri specializing in reproductive management of the cow herd and serves as the state-wide coordinator for the Show-Me-Select replacement heifer program.
Mark Parker: The Top 10 hay harvest issues
10. Your new high-tech baler’s alarm is going off but it’s unclear whether you’re out of twine, due for service or in the path of a tornado.
Let Your Environment Help You Choose Your Replacement Heifers
Weaned heifer calves that have been saved for replacement females will not generate any income for two years. Therefore, ranchers simply cannot afford to invest much money into their development. Rather than place them in a high-input, artificial environment and haul expensive feed to them, we need to treat them like the cows we hope they will become.
Intranasal vaccination could protect young calves from BRD
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a major animal health problem in feedlot cattle. Presently, BRD makes up about 65 to 80 per cent of feedlot diseases and 45 to 75 per cent of deaths in many lots. The financial toll of BRD on North America’s cattle industry is more than $1 billion per year.
Cattle Marketing Decisions Made Easier Thanks to BeefBasis.com
Oklahoma Farm Report
Whether you’re buying or selling stocker cattle, http://www.beefbasis.com is a valuable tool to help calculate the potential return on your animals. Kansas State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Glynn Tonsor says it’s a good resource to pull feeder cattle futures market information into management decisions.
Perspective on ranching in the West
The Cattle Business Weekly
Ranching in the Western states comes with its own set of issues – federal land management, urban neighbors and endangered species. Here, two western ranch managers offer some perspective.
Is it time for cattle producers to start looking forward to 2020?
It appears the hard-fought and contentious primaries are now behind us and the presidential election is set as Trump vs. Clinton. Usually, the time between the end of primaries and the Democratic and Republican conventions has served as a time for the parties to unite and come together behind their candidate.
How safe are your forages?
When it comes to potential problems with forages, most producers concentrate on potentially toxic weeds and nitrates in times of drought. However, several of our primary forages can have anti-nutritional factors that can decrease or limit growth and reproduction.
Dale Runion, Livestock Publishing Icon Passes
Obits for Life
Dale F. Runnion, editor and publisher of purebred cattle magazines and noted breed promoter, died on June 11, 2016 in Longmont, Colorado at the age of 98. Runnion started his career in livestock journalism in 1949 as field representative for the Chicago Drovers Journal. In 1952 he moved to the Aberdeen angus Journal where he rose from field man to Advertising Manager to Managing Editor. At the Angus Journal he recruited and trained a dynamic field force and instituted the Sire of the Year Award.
Webcast: Silage science from UNL and ISU
Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and Lallemand Animal Nutrition are cooperating to offer the Silage for Beef Cattle Conference this Friday, June 17. The program will take place in Mead, Neb., but for those unable to attend in person, ISU is offering a free live-streaming webcast of the Friday conference.