BeefTalk: Rain Makes Regrowth; Put Weight on Cows Now
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Commit this truism to memory: Feed is available for cattle. In fact, if we did not have cattle and sheep, acre upon acre of forage would be grossly underutilized. Even in dry years, forage is present. Sometimes we need to search, but still, forage is present. Of course, dollars need to be balanced against location, and affordable forage is different than available forage. We hope affordable and available forage is forthcoming.
Bottle Jaw Possible Sign Of Parasites
Dr. Ken McMillan
The common terms for what you describe are "bottle jaw" and "brisket edema." These conditions occur when protein levels in the blood are low. Albumin is a protein in the blood, and it acts like a sponge, keeping the fluid portion of the blood inside the blood vessels. Worms suck blood from the intestines leading to anemia and low protein. When excessive fluid leaks from the blood vessels, it tends to pool in the lower parts of the body.
Tools to Manage Cattle Market Risks
Noble Research Institute
To hedge or not to hedge, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to maybe just go ahead and use forward contracting? But what about using options? You always hear about that being a great tool. Then, you start hearing about all the ways you could combine all of these. Your mouth goes dry, hands begin to sweat and the room starts to spin.
What happens each day at a cattle feedlot?
This has been a week of tremendous learning and growing for me. I did my first Facebook Live broadcast and increased my tech savvy by leaps and bounds. For those of you that do not participate in Facebook, I was able to save the Live Broadcast and upload it to YouTube. This enables me to share it here!
From Space Cowboy to Montana Rancher
As Commander of Apollo 8, NASA astronaut Frank Borman along with fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Bill Anders become the first humans to orbit the moon. Now 49 years later, Frank has traded in his astronaut suit for cowboy boots as a Montana rancher.
Commercial Cattleman’s Symposium focuses on building profit
The Fence Post
Commercial cattlemen learned tips for improving profit in their beef cattle herds at a Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium held during the National Red Angus convention in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ahead of the conference, Tom Brink, who is the CEO of the Red Angus Association of America, said this year’s lineup of speakers were outstanding. "They will be covering a host of topics designed to help producers improve their productivity and create better bottom line results," he said.
Roberts: Not the time for a revolutionary farm bill
Farmers and ranchers would like to see a new farm bill “sooner rather than later,” says Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, but he is still in the process of listening to members and various interest groups, while waiting for final budget numbers. The chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry says formal work on a new bill can begin sometime after those efforts are complete
Tax Reform ‘Big Deal’ to Mom Who Wants to Keep Cattle Ranch in Family
Rachel del Guidice
What lawmakers do in Washington to overhaul the tax code is a “big deal” for a fourth-generation cattle rancher in North Dakota, she says. “Tax reform is a big deal for families like mine and others across North Dakota and across the United States,” Julie Ellingson told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.
First group of Chinese beef buyers visits Nebraska
The first group of Chinese beef buyers to visit the U.S. since the reopening of the Chinese beef market has been in Nebraska this week. The tour was coordinated by USDA’s Foreign Ag Service (FAS) and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. FAS’ Mark Ford, director of the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office in Beijing, says they’ve focused their discussions on the high quality of U.S. beef, compared to what the Chinese are used to.
Calving season almost here: Are you ready, set, go?
-day is almost here. Hopefully your cattle nutrition and breeding decisions have been on track for a successful calving season. Kevin Glaubius, Director of Nutrition and Regulatory Support at BioZyme, offers three tips to make sure you are prepared for this calving season.