The not-so sexy side of livestock genomics
New technologies are sexy if they meet three criteria: they open doors to new and wonderful things, they are disruptive, and they are profitable. Genomics is proving to be one of the sexiest technologies in history. All living things are based on DNA and so genomics, the study and manipulation of that DNA, can have an impact on all of life. How does the beef industry fare?
NCBA’s Collin Woodall Praises Trump Admin. for Its Actions to Alleviate the Regulatory Burden on Ag
Oklahoma Farm Report
One area that has seen probably the most movement since Donald Trump took office, has been in agriculture, where the President and his administration have attempted to alleviate some of the regulatory burdens of producers. Topping that list, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has worked to reverse the adverse effects of the agency’s Waters of the US rule.
Southwest Missouri producers examine feeder calf potential
Retaining ownership of calves through the feedlot poses risks and rewards. However, several southwest Missouri cattle producers have decided the rewards outweigh the risk.
The bad news-good news story of cattle markets
Derrell S. Peel
Current cattle markets can be thought of as a series of bad news-good news stories. The bad news is that cash fed cattle prices pulled back last week from the highs at the end of the week before. The good news is that the jump up to $124 per hundredweight (cwt) live fed cattle prices was not expected and the current level in the $120-121 per cwt range is at or above most expectations for fed prices at this point.
What Does Proposed Tax Reform Mean for Farmers and Ranchers?
“We applaud Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady for moving forward with tax reform but encourage them to modify the legislation to make sure it works for agriculture,” said Jeff Wald, CEO of K·Coe Isom. “The eventual phase-out of the estate tax will be welcome news for farms and ranches that would otherwise be subject to this tax. We also applaud the bill for not limiting farmers’ ability to use the cash method of accounting.”
Estimating Feed Resource Inventory vs The Needs
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
I really don’t know what happened to the fall. It seems like it should still be September, not November, but the weather is now starting to confirm the date and the realization that winter will soon be upon us.
Industry Leader, Professional Mentor
When historians look back at the beef industry in the 1980s and 1990s, they’ll recognize the beef quality assurance (BQA) program as a pivotal factor in restoring consumer confidence, halting a steady decline in beef demand and setting a new course for beef production in the United States. And when they look at the people involved, veterinarian Dee Griffin will appear as one of those whose passion and commitment helped foster major changes in attitudes, philosophies and production practices.
Range Beef Cow Symposium offers wealth of information for cattle producers
Drought happens. Just like blizzards, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, drought is part of the many uncontrollable things that cattle producers face. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for drought and come through it as well as possible. That’s one of more than 20 presentations you’ll hear at the upcoming Range Beef Cow Symposium that will be held Nov. 28-30, 2017 at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Annual crops can create more net return for cattle producers
The Fence Post
An Extension beef specialist from North Dakota State University in Fargo showed Nebraska cattle producers how they could use grazing and cover crops to produce beef more economically, while reducing production costs.
Exclusion Fencing Helps Wildlife and Ranchers Co-exist on the Range
Living with wildlife has always been a part of ranching. The grazing lands and pastures livestock inhabit are home to countless species of birds, elk, deer, and more. Additionally, over the past 30 years, increasing populations of predators like grizzlies and wolves have also joined the contingent, posing new challenges to those ranching in the Intermountain and Pacific Northwest regions.