JBS selling cattle feeding operation in Canada
JBS S.A. announced July 14 that its indirect subsidiary JBS Food Canada Inc. (JBS Canada) has reached an agreement to sell its 75,000 head capacity beef cattle feedyard Lakeside Feeders and adjacent farmland in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, to MCF Holdings Ltd. (MCF), a subsidiary of livestock-base agricultural business Nilsson Bros. Inc., for $50 million CAD (approximately US$40 million).
Wobbly Calf Calls for Concern and Diagnosis
Dr. Ken McMillan
Neurologic issues in cattle can be frustrating, especially in a "field" situation. In human medicine, and increasingly in veterinary medicine, we have several diagnostic tools at our disposal. But, those tools are either not possible to use with an animal in a chute, or they are simply cost prohibitive.
Importance of Chilled Beef Exports Highlighted at Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting
More than 700 leaders in the cattle industry attended the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver on Saturday, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) board of directors formally adopting policy positions on issues like international trade, tax reform, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act.
Red Angus Association of America to hold annual convention in Colorado Springs
The Fence Post
The scenic beauty of the majestic Rocky Mountains, pristine pine and aspen forests and twisting canyons of Colorado’s Front Range will greet cattlemen and women from across the country as they gather from Sept. 13-15 in Colorado Springs for the 2017 National Red Angus Convention.
The later, the better: Ranchers find late calving gives good start on life
Days-old black cattle wandered the pastures on a calm morning, the grass taller than their heads. It was mid-June, but calving season was a week or so from wrapping up at Herb and Bev Hamann’s Blue Bell Ranch in Clear Lake, South Dakota. The ranch on the Coteau Prairie of far eastern South Dakota is operated by the Hamanns and their children, Breck Hamann and Arla Poindexter.
Crow family incorporates stewardship, technology into cattle operation
In a day when farmers and ranchers feel they are being attacked from every direction, a family in the Four States is quietly continuing what they’ve always done — working to raise better beef cattle and practicing stewardship of their land.
The US Beef Industry’s New Norm
Oklahoma Farm Report
“Really all it boils down to, is quality genetics and quality management – that’s all value-added really is,” Mourer said. “These well-managed cattle have become the norm and if you’re not managing your cattle to this standard, you’re actually receiving a discount.”