Mark Parker: The Top 10 reasons you may be due for a new farm building
#10. The old hay barn works fine — for feeding loose hay to draft horses.
#9. You’d like to scrap the old combine but it’s holding up the back corner of the machine shed roof.
#8. The machine shed doors are not only too short and too narrow, the license plate patches have rusted through.
Pinkeye Possibility Needs Second Look
Dr. Ken McMillan
Pinkeye, or Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), is common and costly in the cattle business. It can decrease milk production and lead to weight loss
Industrial hemp for cattle
There are many uses for industrial hemp and cattle feed may soon be one of them. Don’t worry, it won’t make your cows high. Researchers at Kansas State University are studying the nutritional benefits of hemp, and the potential for cannabinoid drug residues to accumulate in meat and milk.
BEEF to host The Virtual BEEF Experience
Tune in to The Virtual BEEF Experience the first week in February for four days of valuable industry insight and discussion. We aren’t asking for four whole days of your time. Rather we invite you to spend a little time with us each day (Monday-Thursday) to participate in that day’s presentation, connect with industry colleagues and discuss and explore the new ideas and concepts being presented.
The right time for calving depends on your farm — and you
Alberta Farmer Express
Calving season looks different on every operation — there is no one right method or time of year to calve a cow herd. While more producers in Western Canada have moved to later calving, some have gone the other way. Here are the experiences of three ranching families.
Rachael Oliver Joins the Red Angus Association of America
National Beef Wire
Red Angus Association of America welcomes Rachael Oliver to its marketing team as a commercial marketing specialist. Oliver will travel extensively to ranches and sales to promote RAAA marketing programs, conduct audits for the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program and work closely with producers to achieve their individual herd goals.
Public Interactions: Accurately Sharing The Cattle Story
Animal agriculture is rife with misconceptions. The internet has given a platform for the voices of many experts and laymen to share their opinions. A double-edged sword, it is also the first place many consumers will go to have questions answered about how their food is produced. Unfortunately, the first results that pop up in a search engine aren’t necessarily factual.
Virtual Driftless Region Beef Conference to Feature Market Outlook Discussion
Iowa Beef Center
The upcoming virtual Driftless Region Beef Conference will host speaker Dr. Brenda Boetel. Dr. Boetel is the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Professor and Department Chair of Agricultural Economics and UW Madison Division of Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab said Boetel will give viewers an insight on current market trends and the 2021 agricultural market outlook.
Higher Feed Prices Pose Problems for Cattlemen
With corn prices increasing more than $1 per bushel since last summer, cattle producers are seeking feed alternatives. While many feed alternatives are available, producers need to consider multiple factors, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists.
Politics and Psychology: The Two P’s the Market Wishes It Could Avoid
The fat cattle market had strong intentions heading into the week, but as boxed beef prices waned and the nation’s chaos became headlines, feedlots’ ability to move the cash cattle market $2 to $3 higher became slim.