Teaching Livestock to Respect Electric Fences
Electric fencing is fine. It makes it possible to be more flexible and versatile with our management and I recommend it without reservation. As one of the ads by one of the companies that sell power fencing products states, it will maximize grazing and increase profits, and without question, that’s what all of us who use or plan to use electric fences are hoping to do.
Bringing overgrazed pasture back from the dead: Be patient, have a plan
High Plains Journal
New landowners sometimes face a daunting challenge: How to make the most of newly-acquired pasture land that has been overgrazed for years. The soil may lay bare, incapable of the forage production necessary to support a substantial number of animals. Dirk Philipp, associate professor of animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said it’s not an uncommon predicament.
Cattle Feeder’s Day Coming to Southwest Iowa
Iowa Beef Center
Cattle producers can increase their knowledge of current feedlot issues and profitability during an educational program June 13 at the Wallace Foundation Learning Center. Researchers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide answers to producer questions related to animal health, nutrition and producing high quality, marketable beef.
When giving any vaccine, it is always important to read the label.
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin
“As producers and veterinarians we may listen to a talk or presentation where someone is telling us that a certain vaccine can be used off label, or that this particular protocol worked well in this particular situation, etc., but this may not be the case in every situation,” says Tom Hairgrove, extension veterinarian with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
Speakers discuss sustainability, antibiotic use and animal welfare at 2019 Summit
Animal Agriculture Alliance
The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2019 Stakeholders Summit kicked off today with record attendance, bringing 335 food and agriculture stakeholders to Kansas City, Missouri. The event, themed “A Seat At The Table,” started with a consumer focus group led by Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics.
Old Cows Are the Newest Thing in Texas Beef
In 2006, Ronald Beeman and his son Jordan saw an opportunity to market a Japanese breed of cattle to American consumers. They bought the HeartBrand beef company and commenced expanding their herd of Akaushi cattle, a specific breed of Wagyu that’s rare in the United States. HeartBrand, headquartered in Harwood, Texas, has about 15,000 head of cattle, but that’s still not enough to meet demand.
Updated BQA manual ready to go to work
If there’s an industry-wide effort that has single-handedly helped beef producers improve the consumer acceptability of beef, you would not go wrong saying it’s the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program.