Understanding Management of Poison Weeds in Hay
Justin Brackenrich and Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
Much like 2018, the unpredictable weather of 2019 has led to later and more “between rain” cuttings of hay in Pennsylvania. The biggest concerns of this unpredictable cutting schedule are reduced forage quality, damage to fields due to wet conditions, and the encroachment and establishment of weeds. Reducing forage quality due to late cutting is always concerning, and muddy meadows are not something pleasurable to deal with, but the management of weeds, especially when we consider their potential to contain toxins, can quickly become a producer’s biggest nightmare.
Herding Dogs: Border Collie VS. Australian Cattle Dog
Rachel Maness is a lifelong Cattle Dog owner and relative newbie to the Border Collie. In this video she breaks down her experience working with both breeds as well as living with them as pets. The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience. The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD), or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain.
Stock dogs. Man’s best friend for moving livestock
At last week’s Ag in Motion, stock dog handler and trainer Jared Epp offered a demonstration and shared his experiences of how man’s best friend can be a valuable tool to help move livestock in the field.
What Gets To Be A ‘Burger’? States Restrict Labels On Plant-Based Meat
National Public Radio
It’s a case of animal versus vegetable — and the steaks are high. A growing number of states have been passing laws saying that only foods made of animal flesh should be allowed to carry labels like “meat,” “sausage,” “jerky,” “burger” or “hot dog.” Who has a beef with this deal? Makers of plant-based foods, of course — like Tofurky.
Register for Upcoming Stockmanship and Stewardship Workshops
The well-regarded Stockmanship and Stewardship training programs continue this summer, with the next event scheduled for August 9 and 10 in Fort Collins Colorado. NCBA sponsors the program, with support from Merck Animal Health and the Beef Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program.
Tips to break the fluke life cycle in cattle
If you’re grazing cattle in coastal areas or river bottom pastures, then your cattle may be at risk for picking up liver flukes. It’s important to consider control measures as conditions in these areas support the fluke life cycle.
AJSA National Classic Program
Growing up in the cattle business and getting his start in 4-H, Bill Couch began on a journey that would lead him to being known as a legend in the industry. Couch grew up in Owensville, Ind., where he assisted his dad and uncle with their operation, Couch Brothers Polled Herefords. This entry to the industry led him across the country to build operations, judge shows and exhibit champions.
Cargill pledges to cut methane emissions from its beef business
Cargill plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its beef business by almost a third in the next decade as pressure builds on meat companies to address their climate impact. The Minnesota-based agribusiness is the world’s largest supplier of ground beef, slaughtering cattle at six US and two Canadian packing plants. The environmental cost of beef production has drawn scrutiny and sparked demand for plant-based alternatives to the hamburger.
Antibiotic and ionophore usage in cattle
Farm and Dairy
Beef producers have readjusted to multiple changes and mandates in the way the beef industry has run in the past three years alone; these changes do not even include the fluctuating prices from 2014. Farmers and ranchers have had to stay dynamic and resilient to stay current and at times legal in their profession.
Cattlemen’s Beef Board executives detail recent beef leadership trip to Taiwan and Japan
The Fence Post
Chuck Coffey, chairman, and Jared Brackett, vice chairman, of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board recently traveled to Taiwan and Japan as part of a U.S. contingent exploring opportunities for U.S. beef in those countries. The week-long trip took place May 4-11, 2019.