Balanced approach to vaccine safety, efficacy
High Plains Journal
You want a cattle vaccine that’s both safe and effective, but sometimes you have to choose which of those ideals gets the upper hand. That’s according to Paul Walz, the Auburn University veterinarian who spoke at the Feeding Quality Forum late this summer in Sioux City, Iowa.
Genes that could lead to improvement of beef cattle are identified
Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as meat tenderness or ribeye muscle area.
Don’t overlook pricing opportunities in this fall Feeder Cattle futures
October and early November usually mark the peak marketing season for the beef industry. It’s the month where most cow-calf producers are busy weaning calves, preg-checking cows and shipping the calf crop. Those calves go numerous directions, including stocker and backgrounding operations or wheat pasture.