The need for more return per calf has beef cattle producers looking at alternative production practices.Raising cattle naturally is a method that has attracted consumer demand, says Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Not to be confused with organic beef production, the U.
Winter weather in the U.S. is expected to be heavily influenced this year by a weak to moderate El Niño in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean this year, at least through February, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted last month. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center, which issues seasonal outlooks for the U.S., said
Many of those who attended the Idaho Wool Growers Association’s 117th annual convention Nov. 6-8 in Sun Valley were surprised to learn that new U.S. Homeland Security regulations could block reliable documented Peruvian and Mexican workers from returning this month to the U.S. in time for
The Senate leadership announced last week that there won’t be any action to advance climate change legislation this year. The news came as President Barack Obama pushed for a bill before international talks on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. The shift in focus also means
JBS S.A. reported a steep decline in earnings in its third fiscal quarter, and separately said it was negotiating with an investor expected to commit $2.5 billion to the companys U.S. division. The company said it will sell as much as 26.3 percent of its U.
At the 93rd Annual California Cattlemens Association (CCA) Convention in Sparks, NV, William (Billy) Flournoy, a public lands rancher from Likely, CA, was nominated and elected to serve a two-year term as a second vice president for CCA.
Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that 2009 FSA county committee elections were set to begin with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 7, 2009.
The workshops, also sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the US- DA Risk Management Agency, Pfizer Animal Health and the Nevada Cattlemans Association, will focus on beef cow management strategies that help ranchers improve their bottom line while maintaining quality.
Beef reigns supreme in consumers protein choices, according to research released earlier this year from West Texas AM University. Nearly half of consumers surveyed put beef as their No. 1 protein choice, and 97 percent indicated they ate beef between one and 12 times each week.
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, Charles Anstey and Ridder Ranch were honored as Century Hereford Breeders Nov. 2. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an infectious disease complex and one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in stocker and feedlot operations. Understanding the many factors that contribute to the BRD complex is an important step for producers to take in managing the disease.
Meriden, WY, rancher and cattle feeder Irv Petsch was recently selected to serve as the vice chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Beef and Allied Industries committee. The appointment was made at the USMEF meeting held last week in Denver, CO.
Cattle producers from throughout the state will gather in Kearney Dec. 9 - 11 for the Nebraska Cattlemens (NC) Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. They will receive updates, discuss challenges and opportunities, and help shape the organizations positions on pressing issues.