Improve Preg Rates with a Step-by-Step Analysis
If a cattle producer only looked at one number in assessing the cow herd every year, Gerald Stokka knows which one he’d pick—preg rates. Stokka is Extension veterinarian at North Dakota State University, and livestock stewardship specialist. He notes that selling more calves, as it relates to cows exposed and cow input costs, is a greater indication of business success than any other production parameter.
Keeping the right production records for your operation
In today’s world of technology and recordkeeping, you can record mountains of information about your cattle herd. Recordkeeping is quick, generally easy, and most programs have a spot for the information you collect. But do you need or use all that information?
Adding Value To Cattle Pays Off at The Market Says Danny Jones
Oklahoma Farm Report
Jones talked about the Superior Livestock philosophy during the recent 2020 stockmanship and stewardship virtual conference. The value-added aspect of cattle sold by Superior has gradually raised the bar for determining premiums, Jones said. We used to use the standard of unvaccinated cattle to compare the premiums, he said. Today, Jones said most producers vaccinate cattle.
Winter Tetany in Beef Cattle
Aaron Berger, Mary Drewnoski
University of Nebraska
Grass tetany is considered a problem that usually occurs when cattle or sheep are eating lush, spring grass or annual cereal forages such as rye, wheat or triticale; but, it can also occur when cattle are being fed harvested forages.
Spring Calving Prep
Glenn Selk explains why it’s a good idea to start building a plan for calving season.
Biden weighs pick for agriculture chief from diverse slate
Mary Clare Jalonick
One leading candidate for agriculture secretary hails from Cleveland, has the backing of progressives and has worked for years to boost food stamp programs. Another is a former senator from farm-state North Dakota who has championed production agriculture and boasts of a voting record squarely in the middle.
Elanco Picks Indiana for Global Headquarters, Long-Term Growth and Innovation
Elanco Animal Health Inc. which is now the second-largest independent animal health company in the world, announced plans today to locate its global headquarters in Indiana following its 2018 IPO and recent acquisition of Bayer Animal Health.
Georgia’s Scott to lead U.S. House Agriculture Committee
Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Democratic U.S. Rep David Scott will become the first Georgian and the first African American to lead the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. The House Democratic Caucus on Thursday ratified the choice of Scott to lead the panel.
Difficult calving may require help
Enid News and Eagle
“Ranchers who know what to expect in the calving process are in a better position to protect their livestock,” said Glenn Selk, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist. “If something has gone wrong, ranchers are able to identify it much faster and respond.”
Hoosier Beef Congress postponed
Moore stressed all Hoosier Beef Congress exhibitors should know that everything possible is being done to ensure that postponing the show is only a delay.