Winter Feeding Areas
Feeding hay over the colder months can be a messy job that often results in trampled pasture ground, muddy conditions and wasted hay. Getting cattle out of the mud and keeping them dry is a necessary component of managing winter nutrient requirements, and it may help you stretch your hay resources. Cost-eﬀective options exist for producers, whether just securing high-traﬃc areas or constructing facilities dedicated to winter feeding.
Cow nutrition pre- and post-calving, a top factor to producing healthy calves
There are many new and innovative techniques available to increase the chances of producing a healthy calf and successfully rebreeding the cow, with nutrition at the top of the list. In my experiences working with cow-calf producers throughout the U.S. and the world, I still see a lot of producers feeding their cows the same way their dad did and his dad did before him.
Potential toxins in feedstuffs and adverse side effects in cows
With a wet harvest season and limited hay supply, the Iowa Beef Center extension team has been getting several questions across the state regarding producers deviating from their typical winter beef cow diets. Some examples include feeding damaged soybeans and corn as well as corn silage or baleage put up in less than ideal conditions.
Genomics and profitability are closely tied
The Fence Post
Hannah Garrett of Diamond Peak Cattle Company in Craig, Colo., believes in genomics and good cattle. Genomics, the study of the DNA within a living structure, is important to any cattleman hoping to improve the genetics of his or her herd.
Outcome-based Grazing at the Winecup-Gamble Ranch
Partners in the sage
On a sunny early summer day, James Rogers stood next to a projector screen in the Winecup-Gamble Ranch’s horse barn to present his objectives for the northeastern Nevada ranch. Rogers is the manager charged with overseeing Winecup-Gamble’s nearly one million acres of intermingled private and public land. He thinks of his job as trying to meet a three-legged stool of objectives.
November Beef Exports Remain on Record Pace
U.S. Meat Export Federation
ef exports totaled 112,842 metric tons (mt) in November, up 1 percent from a year ago, while value climbed 6 percent to $709.2 million. For January through November, exports reached 1.24 million mt, up 8 percent year-over-year and 6 percent above the record pace of 2011. At $7.63 billion, beef export value was up 16 percent and has already broken the full-year record set in 2017 ($7.27 billion).
You Call That Meat? Not So Fast, Cattle Ranchers Say
New York Times
The cattle ranchers and farm bureaus of America are not going to give up their hold on the word meat without a fight. In recent weeks, beef and farming industry groups have persuaded legislators in more than a dozen states to introduce laws that would make it illegal to use the word meat to describe burgers and sausages that are created from plant-based ingredients or are grown in labs. Just this week, new meat-labeling bills were introduced in Arizona and Arkansas.