Daily Archives: May 29, 2020

Cattle treatments that work today might not tomorrow

Cattle treatments that work today might not tomorrow

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

Your veterinarian has treated thousands of calves with the same symptoms. She knows the tools that work. Just choose the right antibiotic at a prescribed dosage for so many days, and they’ll be good as new. Works almost every time.

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Drought throws a curveball at Oklahoma beef producers

Drought throws a curveball at Oklahoma beef producers

Donald Stotts

Drovers

By anybody’s reckoning, COVID-19 has turned beef production upside down. Market volatility, packing plants closing or reducing output, shortages at the supermarket, you name it and it’s probably happened somewhere. That kind of up and down creates an environment that beef producers have never before encountered.

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Alabama Cattlemen’s Assoc. to offer webinar on marketing beef directly to consumers

Alabama Cattlemen’s Assoc. to offer webinar on marketing beef directly to consumers

Alexander Derencz

ABC News

For more than ten years, Cody Rasco and his wife have been raising cattle. He says during these past ten years, he has never seen times like we are facing right now. He says the biggest challenge right now is when it comes to prices at the local stockyards. He says prices right now are not where they need them to be.

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Cattle Backlog May Not Be As Large As Feared

Cattle Backlog May Not Be As Large As Feared

Greg Henderson

Drovers

The number of market-ready cattle backlogged in feedyards may not be as large as previous estimates. While any tally of cattle currently waiting on available shackle space is – at best – an estimate, an analysis of 2020 Cattle on Feed and slaughter data from USDA suggests industry estimates of 1 million cattle backlogged may be overstated by as much as 50%.

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Bigger Cattle. Warmer Weather. What Can Go Wrong?

Bigger Cattle. Warmer Weather. What Can Go Wrong?

Warren Rusche

Feedlot Magazine

The disruptions in the beef processing sector caused by COVID-19 continue to interfere with the orderly marketing of finished cattle. While we all hope that the situation is resolved quickly, the reality is that because the shipment of so many harvest-ready cattle has been delayed, there will be increased numbers of heavier cattle on feed for the foreseeable future. For that reason, feedlot operators need to be aware of increased animal health concerns, especially going into summer.

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Film Promotes Environmental Benefits of Raising Cattle

Film Promotes Environmental Benefits of Raising Cattle

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

To Gabe Brown, it was just another film crew when Peter Byck’s group showed up at the family’s North Dakota ranch to work on a project about adaptive grazing. It’s turned into something much larger.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic May Lead to Changes in Calf Care

The COVID-19 Pandemic May Lead to Changes in Calf Care

Lisa Moser

Drovers

Spring branding and processing day is often a time when community members and families join together to administer vaccinations, castrate, implant calves and apply hide identification before summer pasture turnout.

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Beef Improvement Federation releases new guidelines for performance evaluation

Beef Improvement Federation releases new guidelines for performance evaluation

Sarah Ward

Progressive Cattle

Since its establishment in 1968, the primary purpose of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) has been to bring standardization to performance testing and evaluation. In keeping with this mission, BIF is proud to unveil the latest version of its Guidelines for Uniform Beef Improvement Programs.

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Organizers move Texas A&M’s Beef Cattle Short Course to online format

Organizers move Texas A&M’s Beef Cattle Short Course to online format

The Bryan Eagle

Texas A&M’s Beef Cattle Short Course, an annual event that draws thousands of people to campus each summer, will be held online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will broadcast Aug. 3-5, but will be available for registered participants to watch at their own pace.

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Working the cattle amid COVID-19

Working the cattle amid COVID-19

Alicia Boor

Hays Post

Spring branding and processing day is often a time when community members and families join together to administer vaccinations, castrate, implant calves and apply hide identification before summer pasture turnout.

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