Angus producers from 12 states gathered in Saint Joseph, MO, on June 20-23 for the fourth annual Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). The educational event is hosted by the American Angus Association (AAA) and funded by the Angus Foundation.
University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) scientists are taking their battle against foodborne pathogens such asO157:H7 into the belly of the beast, as it werehoping to figure out what is in the gut of some livestock that makes them so-called supershedders of pathogens.
A dry, flavorless and thinly cut steak can be enough to sour anyones taste for beef.
There is no doubt that cattle are getting bigger, and that will continue, says Terry Houser, Kansas State University meat scientist. I dont think we are going to produce smaller rib-eyed cattle anytime soon or start selecting cattle for that trait.
Reduced weaning weights for calves, lower weight gains on yearlings, summer mastitis and pinkeye theyre all key management points that can mean the difference between a year that ends in the black and one that bleeds red. And at the center of that balance sheet is the lowly fly.
Its well-documented that calf preconditioning programs can help cow/calf producers boost their profitability on sale dayeven to the tune of an extra $6.38 per cwt. Adding icing to the cake, calf preconditioning also has been shown to positively affect feeder calf performance.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address farm animal welfare at its meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), 1220 N StreetMain Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814.
As fall sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as its practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics.
Recent South Korea government data showed U.S. beef gaining ground and now claiming 38 percent of the import market in the first five months of 2011. That is 1 percentage point higher than the same period a year ago.
As the drought continues and temperatures remain above normal, cattle water is becoming a greater concern, especially after recent reports of cattle deaths in or around watering points, according to a Texas Agri- Life Extension Service specialist.
In response to requests from state and local governments to facilitate ways to conserve greater sagegrouse and protect its habitat, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) scientists and managers met with state wildlife management officials July 16 to brief them on the agencys National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy.
One aspect is how fast deals like this go off. I had a shot at it, because Ive known the owners family since 1985. Otherwise, it would be all over before I had even heard about it, Myers said. Im still in the market for land, but I doubt it will be in Illinois.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018) Wednesday, July 13, 2011, by a vote of 239-184. National Cattlemens Beef Association Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley Lyon said the legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from overruling state decisions on water quality.
The semi-annual cattle inventory report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service last week was expected to show further declines in the number of beef cattle in the U.S. In fact, according to the estimates released by the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC), the only expected increases were
High temperatures coupled with humidity took a toll on cattle last week. Feedlots across the Plains were reporting significant death loss and the forecast for deadly conditions was expected to continue for several more days. In South Dakota, the state veterinarian’s office stated that there had been reports of
One of the world’s largest agricultural lenders has concerns about the future of the industry, saying that rising beef prices could cause significant shifts in the market. Rabobank, as part of their second quarter 2011 Beef Quarterly Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory report, highlighted
USDAs World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate included the agencys forecast for 2011 total meat production, which was lowered from last month as lower beef production more than offsets higher expected pork and turkey production.
Much has been written in recent months about the need to rebuild the beef cow herd and why it is taking so long to jumpstart herd expansion this time. While the general economic signals for expansion seem to be in place, there are a variety of structural factors at work as well.