Fighting Frostbite: Producers Provide Tips to Keep Animals Warm
Sucking the breath from our lungs and leaving the signs of harsh, the icy sting of an arctic wind on our cheeks meant winter has officially made its presence known. Although dressing in layers can sometimes be a hassle (because nobody enjoys wearing 30 lbs. of clothing to work in in below zero temperatures) it’s a necessity!
NCBA’s Colin Woodall Says Beef Industry Has “Fake Meat” Labs on the Run
Oklahoma Farm Report
Cell-based meat, or ‘fake meat’ as it has come to be known, is an issue that first appeared in the cattle industry one year ago during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention. At this year’s convention, the issue is still being discussed, though this time in regard to the progress that has been made by the staff at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in getting the issue stamped out. Colin Woodall,
NCBA recognizes New York farm with National Environmental Stewardship Award
On Jan. 30, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced Thunder View Farms in Grahamsville, New York, as the winner of the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award was presented at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans.
Beef outlook good, but some price erosion
Improved demand, a strong economy, growing exports and greatly increased protein consumption by consumers in the US built the foundation for a positive 2019 outlook from CattleFax.
Beef Cattle Need Water
Charlie Stoltenow, Greg Lardy, and Tom Scherer
Recent snow and ice storms and power outages have been brutal for livestock and livestock producers. Those conditions have kept livestock from getting enough drinking water. Beef cattle, for example, need 8 to 10 gallons per day. Producers might be tempted to think their cattle can survive by eating snow as a water source, but even when a lot of snow is available, beef cattle need water, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow.
Cases of Cattle Being Shot or Killed in Louisiana Under Investigation
There are multiple cases of cattle shootings or cattle being killed with other methods that are under investigation in Louisiana and there are rewards being offered for any information.
Winter Feeding Beef Cows
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
The goal is to have a winter feeding program meets the cow’s requirements and is economical. There is a biological priority for nutrients. The needs for maintenance, growth and milk production must be met before we can optimize reproduction.
Healthy pastures may limit nitrous oxide effects from grazing cattle
While the role of the greenhouse gas methane from cattle has been studied much more, cattle urine may also contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through nitrous oxide, which has warming power far greater than that of carbon dioxide, the common metric for global warming emissions.
Farmers, Ranchers Need USMCA
American Farm Bureau Federation
The Stock Exchange
“Farmers need the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and the sooner the better. U.S. agriculture needs strong trade agreements to access customers around the world and grow our farm economy. We are grateful for the administration’s work to move this agreement forward. We urge Congress to finish the job and approve the USMCA quickly.
Pain medication at calving and in the feedlot
Roy Lewis DVM
Pain medication may come with adjunct treatment such as antibiotics but sometimes this is unnecessary. When veterinarians prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain, they may choose based on label claim, past experience in the field, price per treatment or per 100 lbs., duration of activity, ease of administration, advice of associates or slaughter withdrawal.