UF Beef Researcher Tries to Find Healthier Cattle
University of Florida
While beef already provides plenty of nutrients, a University of Florida scientist and her colleagues are starting to find that some beef cattle breeds might be healthier than others.
Data sharing benefits all beef producers and improves profitability for the industry as a whole
Rachel Spencer Gabel
The Fence Post
John Genho, Livestock Genetic Services, LLC, works with cattlemen and breed associations. Genho worked previously with King Ranch in Texas to collect DNA tests and genomic tests for EPDs to examine efficiency and various measurements on the cow herd and carcass traits. Genho said the Santa Gertrudis Association and King Ranch reached an agreement to share some data to contribute to the Santa Gertrudis Association to benefit both parties. Like the sharing of data that allows Google Maps to alert drivers to slow traffic, he said the sharing of data can be beneficial to all involved.
Passion for top-quality drive HeartBrand Ranch & Cattleack Barbeque
It’s a mild and breezy spring morning at HeartBrand Ranch in Harwood. The previous night’s rain clouds have blown through and are replaced by postcard blue skies that stretch over the ranch’s 1,500 acres. HeartBrand President Jordan Beeman looks out over a small group of Akaushi cows, some of which have already given birth to this year’s spring calves.
Implant Study: Calves Could Be Bringing More Income
Victoria G. Myers
The Progressive Farmer
Four years of sales data, across 7,525 lots of cattle, reveals something interesting when it comes to heifer calves. Producers are leaving a lot of money on the table. That’s based on Western Video Market data from 2014 through 2017.
As Lawmakers Get Closer to Producing a Final 2018 Farm Bill, Lots of Work Left to Do in Conference
Oklahoma Farm Report
Allison Rivera of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s DC office says the recent passage of the Senate Farm Bill across the Senate Floor was welcomed news for all of agriculture, including the cattle industry.
Avoiding Forage Shortages
John F. Grimes
The Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
Any successful beef producer understands the importance of effective management of grazed and harvested forages. Cow-calf producers, stocker operators, and feedlot managers share a common need for plentiful supplies of high quality forages for the entire year. Unfortunately, environmental factors can make the availability of consistent supplies available from year to year.
Farmers and ranchers seek forage options as drought cuts grass growth.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
A shortage of forage is forcing some cow herd owners to chop trees to feed leaves, a method that was used in big droughts of the 1930s and 1950s. Damage to pastures comes from more than an intense drought, said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri (MU) forage specialist in a weekly teleconference.