While Others Throw Rocks to Get Attention, NCBA’s Colin Woodall is Building Bridges
Oklahoma Farm Report
Long-time lead lobbyist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Colin Woodall, was recently named the organization’s chief executive officer. This past week, he participated in a meeting with the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) in Washington, DC. According to Woodall, having these cross-industry interactions is good for cattle producers, though he acknowledges how some stakeholders see it differently.
Branding pain lingers, research finds
The Western Producer
“Since the 1960s and ’70s there has been real progress. We have seen real growth in our responsibility and in our capacity to look at these issues directly and put some insight into blind spots,” said animal welfare specialist Cassandara Tucker of University of California, Davis.
Proper hay storage can be the difference between a win and a wreck
How your hay looks heading into winter depends on two things — where you farm, and how badly you were hit by the never-ending rains this summer. If you’re on the Eastern Slopes in southern Alberta where the weather was good, you’re probably in luck. But heading farther east, conditions this summer were dry and hay yields have been small.
A guide to selling stockers
For cow-calf producers who spring calve, now seems like a logical time to market weaned calves. You’ve invested time and resources into breeding the cows, raising the calves and getting them weaned. Those cows should be bred back, and the cycle continues.
Idaho’s Bovine Bonus
According to the agriculture census, nearly 42 percent (nearly 4.9 million acres) of Idaho’s farmland and over nine percent of the state’s total land is permanent pasture. This land is generally unfit for growing crops or timber, but cattle thrive on it, converting vegetation unusable by humans into edible protein. There are few other ways this land could be used to produce food for humans.
Prevent Storage Loss In Large Round Bales
Every year, producers have concerns about storing large round hay bales and how to reduce spoilage. Round bales usually suffer greater losses than smaller rectangular bales because they tend to stay outside and uncovered between baling and feeding.
Increase Beef Marbling Without Increasing Overall Fatness
Angus Beef Bulletin
The key, according to Johnson, could lie in activating a key receptor, the G-coupled protein receptor (GPR43), that is significantly present in intramuscular adipose tissue but not in subcutaneous adipose tissue.
Country-of-origin labeling resurfaces in Senate
CAROL RYAN DUMAS
Beef labeling issues gained attention on Capitol Hill last week, drawing mixed reactions from cattle producers. Sen. John Tester, D-Mont., introduced a resolution Oct. 30 calling for congressional support for country-of-origin labeling for beef and pork. The same day, Republican Sen.s Mike Rounds and John Thune of South Dakota introduced the Beef Integrity Act to restrict the use of “Product of the USA” in voluntary labeling to beef from cattle that are born, raised and slaughtered in the U.S.
OK Steer Feedout provides cow-calf producers with valuable carcass data
High Plains Journal
We think of the cattle industry as big business, but in reality the cow-calf sector is made up of a large quantity of small-scale operations. According to Oklahoma State University, 68% of cow-calf producers in Oklahoma have cowherds with less than 100 cows.
Miss Montana USA misrepresents the state
West Central Tribune
Miss Montana USA 2020, Merissa Underwood, created a social media firestorm over the past week as she took on her platform to address what she believes is a correlation of animal agriculture negatively impacting climate change.