Research supports change to FDA feeding guidelines.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Increasing levels of dietary fumonisin do not adversely affect feedlot cattle performance, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Amarillo. After a tumultuous 2017 corn season resulting in grain price discounts due to fumonisin, Jenny Jennings conducted a controlled beef cattle feeding study to determine the dangers of the mycotoxin in feed corn.
Zoetis and Leachman Cattle of Colorado enter agreement to advance genetic improvement in beef cattle
High Plains Journal
Genomically enhanced evaluations, in which genomic data is combined with pedigree and phenotypic records for a designated population of animals, allow for more accurate and reliable genetic selection tools. The analyses resulting from this agreement will leverage Leachman’s multi-breed database that houses over one million animal records and the latest genomic technology from Zoetis to improve profitability for customers.
Low-stress cattle handling hot topic at Maine’s upcoming Cattlemen’s College
Bangor Daily News
Can cattle be handled and moved around without all the hooting and hollering that cattlemen are known for? They can, some experts say, and doing so can mean better meat. Known as low-stress stockmanship, it will be a hot topic at the second annual Cattlemen’s College is slated for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in Charleston and Orono.