NCBA Rolls Out New Event for 2021
Northern AG Network
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has announced plans for the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot. Scheduled for February 23-24, the event allows the organization to come together for industry news, updates, education and networking.
Livestock Shows Offer “Eveball” Evaluation to Compliment Genetic Evaluation
Oklahoma Farm Report
Cattle shows are a long-held tradition for cattle producers and their families and one of the reasons is because they provide that all important visual inspection of the animals, which may be lacking in today’s world of enhanced genomics.
10 Successful Farming listens for cattle farmers and ranchers
Here are some of 2020’s most popular radio segments for cattle farmers and ranchers. Catch up on what you missed!
Purdue Beef Basics program Tuesdays this winter
Purdue Extension is happy to announce a new virtual program, Purdue Beef Basics, focusing on beef cattle production for producers with five years of experience or less. This includes individuals considering entering into beef cattle production. The goal of this program is for beef producers to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills related to beef cattle management.
Proper Vaccine Administration Can Boost Consumer Confidence
With ever-increasing competition for the consumer’s protein dollar, beef producers look for ways to inspire consumer confidence in beef products. Although it may not be top of mind, management strategies like proper vaccine administration can come into play.
America’s Grand Bargain on Agriculture Is in Danger
Nobody would mistake Georgia’s 13th Congressional District for farm country. Its 700 square miles were long ago plowed under for sprawling subdivisions. Nonetheless, House Democrats recently named the district’s representative, David Scott, to be the new chairman of the powerful agriculture committee. Starting this month, he’ll play a key role in shaping the American food system.
New effort underway to help Oklahoma ranchers sell certified beef to you
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the beef industry hard in 2020.The new Oklahoma Certified Beef Association was created to help ranchers keep their product here and let you know where your dollars are going. “The Oklahoma Certified Beef Act went into effect on Nov. 1 of 2020. So, we have formed a nonprofit association, the Oklahoma Certified Beef Association,” said Scott Blubaugh, the president of the American Farmers and Ranchers Oklahoma Farmers Union.
One of the Most Under-Used Resources in American Ag Is a Waste Product
Morgan Grabau, at the American Society of Agronomy, took a closer look at the idea of cattle grazing on corn residue in a new study. This tactic is not commonly used; “Only 15 percent of the corn residue acres in the central US are grazed,” she says in the study’s press release. There are multiple reasons for that: some corn acreage isn’t close enough to cattle for it to make sense, for example.
The National Western Stock Show won’t happen in Denver this year for only the second time since 1906
Due to continued risk of COVID-19, the 115th National Western Stock Show was postponed to next year. It would have opened on Saturday, but drone images show that the usually bustling grounds are empty of the cattle and horse trailers that usually invade the complex for 16 days.
Fact sheet explains seasonal differences in scoring cows
Body condition scoring is an easy trait to record and is strongly correlated to cow productivity. But don’t overlook the value of scoring your cattle multiple times throughout the year. A new four-page publication from the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University has the information beef cattle producers need.