BeefTalk: Expect to Hang Two-thirds of the Cow’s Weight on the Rail
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
I enjoy pondering over numbers collected from the Dickinson Research Extension Center beef herds. One number I ponder over, for example, is cow size and how it relates to carcass size. Just like the industry, the discussion of cow size is complex, and pondering includes searching for ways or numbers that help me understand and ultimately explain the impact of cow size within the industry.
Tall Fescue and its endophyte – Implications for your farm
Dr. Jimmy Henning
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
The story of Kentucky 31 tall fescue reads like a soap opera. Found on a Menifee County Kentucky hill side in 1931, it quickly became a rival to Kentucky bluegrass as the most important grass in Kentucky. Its yield and persistence made it look unbeatable, but its animal performance numbers were sometimes poor or worse. The decision by the University of Kentucky to go forward with the release of Kentucky 31 was filled with about as much drama as you will ever find in an academic setting.
Bull buying made easier with 7 suggestions
University of Missouri
Many cattlemen dread buying bulls, according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Cole says he understands the concerns, but there are some basic things that can be done to reduce the anxiety involved in bull shopping and buying.
“Don’t Overgraze and Don’t Overstock” and You Can Be a Success in Rangeland Management
Oklahoma Farm Report
Dr. Teague was the midday keynoter at the Regenerative Agriculture Conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts- and he offered his insights into how AMP Grazing is built on a plan tha starts with building up the health of the soil of the rangeland. On the sidelines of the Conference- Dr. Teague talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Nework Farm Director Ron Hays about his approach to helping ranchers achieve economic success with a plan built on sustainable principles.
Using Pain Control & Anesthetics in Food Animals
Providing pain control and analgesia following surgical procedures is becoming more commonly accepted – and requested – by producers for their food animals. That was one of the messages brought to veterinarians by Dr. Bob Streeter, a veterinary clinician from Oklahoma State University, at the 2018 James Bailey Herd Health Conference, held February 10, 2018 on the SDSU campus.
TAMU and Colorado State Team up for Export Project
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Texas A&M AgriLife and Colorado State University researchers are teaming to evaluate production practice risks to beef trade, develop educational materials and programs to assist producers with meeting requirements for exporting to China, and helping the U.S. beef industry capitalize on future export trade revenue.
Beef Industry Driven ID System Beneficial to Producers
The study reiterates that stakeholders in the U.S. beef industry realize the issue of traceability and identification needs to be addressed, says David Gregg, consulting projects manager World Perspectives.