“Bull buying is not a onesize-fits-all decision. There are many options to choose from including breed, age and genetics,” Grussing said. “Sire selection plays a large role in the profitability of the cow/calf operation. Take the time to make strategic breeding decisions that will benefit the cow herd and set yourself up for success this year.
Cattle brucellosis has been eradicated across the country, except for areas surrounding Yellowstone National Park, where wildlife remains a reservoir. As a result, many states have dropped requirements for brucellosis vaccination of heifers for their resident cattle and for animals entering from other states.
The “Food Security is National Security Act of 2017” would give USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services permanent representation on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS. The Department of Health and Human Services oversees the U.
Although President Donald Trump announced his choice for USDA secretary in January, the official paperwork has only recently been completed. On March 10 Trump officially submitted his nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to the Senate Agriculture Committee.
The average cattle feeder wants to be rewarded for above-average beef quality, and many have turned to some type of value-based “grid” marketing to earn premiums. After selling a few pens on a packer grid, some feeders lament it’s less about quality and more about dressing percent, the whole-carcass yield of beef, including bones in those cuts.
The draft guidance explains that intentionally altered genomic DNA in an animal meets the statutory definition of a drug under the provisions of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). That means that requirements for new animal drugs in the statute and regulations apply, unless otherwise excluded.
A popular narrative on trade preached by president and coffee shop cowboy alike is that the U.S. comes out the loser at every turn. The story claims we charge nothing on incoming goods, yet are spurned by unfair tariffs everywhere we try to trade our wares.
“Things started on the electronic Fed Cattle Exchange auction where packers started buying cattle in Texas/Kansas for $125-126 but then packers in the north began gobbling up cattle in Nebraska for $129-131.50 live so the southern cattle finished up on the auction at $127-128.
Some records are made to be broken, but when the wildfires broke out earlier this month no one wanted a Kansas record to be shattered. It happened though when the fire that also included land in Oklahoma consumed a massive 702,000 acres, surpassing the Anderson Creek Fire in March 2016.
Four former occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were found guilty on felony charges Friday, March 10, after a jury trial in Portland, OR. All four men were released, but will face sentencing on May 10. The defendants may file appeals of the verdict.
Beef exports totaled 96,488 metric tons (mt), up 17 percent from a year ago, valued at $515.5 million— up 18 percent and the highest ever for the month of January. Exports accounted for 12.2 percent of total beef production and 9.5 percent for muscle cuts only—with both ratios being fairly steady with January 2016.
Smaller-sized feedlots did increase capacity adding 2,000 lots (locations) compared to 2015 and increasing the number of head marketed during 2016 by just over 200,000 head year-over-year. This relatively large increase in small feedlots is driven by cheap feed, but is unlikely going to be a long-term trend.
A good set of financial records are a must when considering economic decisions in your operation. Understanding how to pull the needed data out of those records and how to interpret them is key to providing you with usable information to make your decisions.
Storms are brewing over multiple controversial monument designations from the last administration. Former President Barack Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 more than any other president to create about 20 million acres of onshore monuments and nearly 550 million acres of marine monuments.
Last Monday, wildfires pushed through the area, burning everything in their path—including the farmhouse that Robinson and her sister grew up in. While her nephew, who lived in the house, was not hurt, Robinson said the loss of buildings, livestock and fence was extremely overwhelming.
Gov. Sam Brownback declared a state-of-disaster emergency to expedite emergency response assistance to affected counties, and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management coordinated state response operations from a roundthe-clock operations center in Topeka.
Lamb comes to Texas A&M after serving as Assistant Director of the University of Florida-North Florida Research and Education Center. In Florida, he was responsible for administrative oversight of the animal science programs with primary roles overseeing budgets, staff and marketing of livestock as well as research, extension and teaching programs.
Wind-whipped wildfires raced across the Texas Panhandle on March 6-7, leaving in their wake tragic human losses, as well as about 440,000 acres of charred land in eight counties, hundreds of miles of burned fences, and uncounted number of dead or injured animals with the flames still moving.