Daily Archives: February 10, 2020

Baxter Black: CAROL’S STORY

Baxter Black:  CAROL’S STORY

Carol’s story is just another glamorous tale of a city girl who married a romantic Nebraska Sandhills rancher years ago and became a ‘vocational COW assistant’ for life.

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Retail Beef Premiums for Livestock Production Practices: Implications for Technology Adoption

Retail Beef Premiums for Livestock Production Practices: Implications for Technology Adoption

Dr. Elliott Dennis

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Domestic demand for beef has remained relatively flat over the past 10 years. In other words, while beef demand is seasonal in nature there has been minimal significant and sustained upward trend in domestic beef demand. While this is true, there is still some evidence that consumers are willing to pay premiums for specific quality grades and the type and location of production.

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State Vet Dr. Rod Hall Believes the Animal Disease Trace-Back Program May Resurface in Early 2020

State Vet Dr. Rod Hall Believes the Animal Disease Trace-Back Program May Resurface in Early 2020

Oklahoma Farm Report

The Animal Disease trace-back program (ADT), was put on hold back in the middle part of 2019 by APHIS of the US Department of Agriculture.. State Veterinarian for Oklahoma, Dr. Rod Hall, believes strongly in the trace-back for all animals, whether it be for the older animals, or the younger animals- and is hopeful the delay getting the program moving forward will be short lived.

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New Genetic Tool Helps Harness Heterosis

New Genetic Tool Helps Harness Heterosis

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Praises of crossbreeding have been sung far and wide across cattle country. Bumps in weaning weights, improved health and fertility are all gains the industry has come to expect with heterosis. But, just as doggedly as producers pursue hybrid vigor, they also want to improve end-market factors, namely carcass traits. Genetically speaking, the two just don’t get along.

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Red Angus replacement heifers experiencing unprecedented demand

Red Angus replacement heifers experiencing unprecedented demand

Dr. Bob Hough,

Western Livestock Journal

Red Angus commercial heifers are the hottest commodity on the market. It not unusual for them to outsell steers. This is no fluke as breeders have kept as their highest priority decades of selection for maternal cattle.

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Two Advanced Calving Clinics Planned for Eastern Iowa

Two Advanced Calving Clinics Planned for Eastern Iowa

Iowa Beef Center

“These clinics will provide both classroom and hands-on activities presented by Iowa State faculty and private industry veterinarians,” she said. “Classroom topics include nutrition and management for late gestation and early lactation, and neonatal calf care. Hands-on sessions include handling dystocia, including first aid and emergency care.”

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CattleFax Sees Positive Cattle Outlook for 2020

CattleFax Sees Positive Cattle Outlook for 2020

Colter Brown

Northern AG Network

Beef demand is strong and with U.S. cattle numbers plateauing, prices are likely to be stronger in the year ahead as consumers at home and abroad support industry profitability. That was the message delivered today during the popular CattleFax outlook session, held as part of the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

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Noble, GrowSafe extend ranch research partnership

Noble, GrowSafe extend ranch research partnership

Feedstuffs

The Noble Research Institute LLC and GrowSafe Systems Ltd. have entered into a new research agreement that aims to improve efficiency in cattle production and aid ranchers in making management decisions. The new research collaboration extends a partnership between Noble and GrowSafe that dates back to 2010.

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New Tool for Fighting Cattle Fever Ticks

New Tool for Fighting Cattle Fever Ticks

Angus Beef Bulletin

4Ry, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have signed a collaborative research agreement to develop a means to more efficiently and effectively spray cattle and kill cattle fever ticks, according to a 4Ry Inc. announcement. Cattle fever ticks are vectors of pathogens causing bovine babesiosis, also known as cattle tick fever, and are the focus of the U.S. Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program.

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NCBA Announces 2020 Beef Quality Assurance Award Winners

NCBA Announces 2020 Beef Quality Assurance Award Winners

NCBA

The National BQA Awards annually recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers and marketers. Winners not only demonstrate high-quality animal care and handling principles as part of their day-to-day operations, but express a strong desire to improve their operations through BQA.

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