Passive Immunity And Long-term Health Of Calves
You have heard the warning: “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!!!” Perhaps you have not heard: “What happens in the first 24 hours, impacts the rest of a calf’s life”! Veterinary scientists, while with the USDA experiment station at Clay Center, Nebraska monitored health events and growth performance in a population of range beef calves in order to identify associations of production factors with baby calf passive immune status.
Understand the bonding process for a successful union
Cattle are a precocial species, meaning when born they are relatively mature and mobile. How calves are born has a large impact on the strength of the bonding process, says Dr. Joe Stookey, professor at the University of Saskatchewan Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.
Cow-Calf Producers Should Study Replacement Heifer Costs Before Buying
Cow-calf producers need to fully examine how much they can afford to pay for replacement heifers. The heifer’s value is based on her ability to stay in the herd and the producer’s ability to manage that productivity and control costs.
Sustainable beef processing expanded
Alberta Farmer Express
Cargill will be able to source beef from farms and ranches across the country that are certified under Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef protocols.
However, while the company’s processing plant in Guelph, Ont. has successfully completed certification, it was temporarily shut down on Dec. 17 after more than 80 workers contracted COVID-19.
K-State’s Winter Ranch Management series set for late January, February
Kansas State University
Kansas State University officials have announced that the annual Winter Ranch Management series, slated to begin in late January, will highlight several topics important to beef cattle producers. Hosted by three areas across the state of Kansas, the meetings feature presentations and comments by K-State Research and Extension educators and faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry to enhance management strategies employed by cow-calf producers.
Pandemic forces local meat processors to slice a new plan
Indiana Prairie Farmer
Life in the meat business is still hectic but much different during the pandemic. At the age of 13, Steve Beutler knew he was destined to take over the family business. What he never expected was completely adjusting the way the company operated due to a pandemic.
How COVID-19 impacted beef demand
Western Livestock Journal
We have dramatically changed our shopping habits, meal preparations, and how we spend our time since the COVID-19 outbreak in March. A new report published earlier in December by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a Beef Checkoff program contractor, looks at consumers’ attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors during the pandemic.
A Few Thoughts on my optimism for beef industry markets during 2021
Tri State Livestock News
Looking ahead into this year and beyond, I have been and continue to be optimistic for the market outlook, particularly as the year progresses. My optimism is largely driven by expectations for continued solid beef demand which I have discussed in previous articles and declining feeder cattle numbers supporting reduced fed cattle supplies going into the second half of the year.
Winter beef and forage meetings set
Wilmington News Journal
This winter the OSU Beef Team is offering a variety of educational programs online, beginning with Making Hay for Beef Cattle on Jan. 18. In total, six programs are presently scheduled focusing on everything from feed and forage management to managing the breeding season. These sessions are each being offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
Now That’s Rural: Lettie McKinney, MC- Meat Company
“Connecting with consumers.” That’s a goal of many food companies, but today we’ll meet a young beef producer who has taken this idea to heart. She finds that delivering beef and communicating with families is the most rewarding part of her job.