Animal Scientist Dr. Bob Weaber Calls Genomics a ‘Game Changer’ for the Beef Cattle Industry
Oklahoma Farm Report
Animal Scientist Dr. Bob Weaber is just back from the Beef Improvement Seminar, where the future of genomics, as it relates to the beef cattle industry, was the main topic of discussion. Genomics, although a relatively new technology that has become available, has benefitted dairy producers already allowing them to quickly improve their dairy animals.
Viewing genetics through a crystal ball: What does it hold for you?
At a time when prices for inputs are uncertain and markets waiver significantly, there is one incredibly important way to increase the profitability of any cattle enterprise – by using genetic improvement.
Tally Time: Get More Value from Pregnancy Diagnosis
We just finished preg checking some replacement heifers from a project conducted earlier this spring. The heifers were all artificially inseminated (AI) at a single fixed-time. Natural service sires were turned in 10 days after AI and removed 20 days later. This short breeding season was used for a number of reasons but most importantly so that there would be no late calving replacement females.
Documentary film maker uses fear mongering, not science, to turn consumers away from processed meats
The Fence Post
Kip Andersen, a documentary film maker and yoga teacher from San Francisco, Calif., released his most recent Netflix documentary, "What the Health," a follow up to his earlier film "Cowspiracy." According to his biography, Andersen’s film career began after he "found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction." The documentary aims to prove how big business affects the poor health of Americans, and he specifically points the finger at processed meats, taking aim at protein producers and agriculture.
5 questions with … Penny Zimmerman, President, American National CattleWomen
The world become much more technologically advanced during the past few decades and the agricultural world is no different. Producing food has become technologically advanced. Planting crops can be accomplished using GPS. Using DNA results helps us as beef producers select the breeding programs for our cattle, and create the traits we need to raise beef animals that continue to improve beef quality.
Cattle industry leaders address U.S. Trade Representative about NAFTA
Tri State Livestock News
Wrapping up a 90 day notice to Congress that it plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) heard testimony from livestock industry leaders and others last week.
Are you a Grid Master?
High Plains Journal
Red Angus cattle continue to add value to premium markets and build customer reputations through the Feeder Calf Certification Program. Red Angus’ ability to consistently grade Choice or higher and maintain low levels of Yield Grade 4s make them a target for packers to fill premium branded-beef program demands. Cattle wearing the yellow FCCP tag or green Allied Access tag signifying enrollment in Red Angus value-added programs may submit carcass data to be considered for the distinguished Grid Master Award.
Group offers recipe for cooperative marketing
Dr. Bob Hough
Western Livestock Journal
The Western Indiana Marketing Group represents 13 producers that pool their cattle to maximize their marketing potential. Their program has been wildly successful, marketing five loads of feeders this past year on Superior Video Auction at the top of the market.
15 Struggles of an Animal Science Major
Every college student experiences similar struggles throughout their collegiate career: staying up late to study for finals, struggling to make it to 8 AM lectures, being too broke to afford anything fancier than Ramen Noodles. Hey no one said college was supposed to be easy! However, Animal Science students experience very different struggles than your typical college student