Cattle lungs are small, relative to the animals size and oxygen needs, said Dr. Joe Roder, DVM, at Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. Preserving healthy lung tissue is critical to the long-term performanceand even survival of cattle.
The winter wheat grazing situation has been difficult to assess this year. There has been considerable interest in wheat grazing and a general feeling that there would be more stocker cattle grazing wheat than in the past couple of years.
Believing that the discussion of a national animal identification (ID) plan had moved away from those most affected by it cattle producers and marketerseight cattle industry organizations have agreed on a statement of 12 principles in the development of a cattle disease traceability ID system.
The U.S. is standing firm on its demands for beef trade with Taiwan as trade officials and a bipartisan group of lawmakers said fu future trade talks should be called off until the issue is resolved. The lawmakers called for the exploration of possible World Trade Organization (WTO) sanctions against the country if the ban on U.
As cattlemen, you spend every day with the animals that produce this meat. Still, theres no shame in admitting you did not score well on the quiz. On the other hand, you might say its a shame that consumers have to deal with those tricky questions when navigating the protein aisle at the supermarket.
Ruhlands 20-plus years in the beef industry most recently included six years with the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NC- BA) working in the areas of issues management, membership and communications.
There are many things besides just genetics and time on feed that affect marbling and we now know, we can say with confidence, that it is a lifetime event, said Scott, who addressed attendees at last falls Feeding Quality Forums in South Sioux City, NE, and Garden City, KS.
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were awarded nearly $25,000 in scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Oct. 31, 2009, during the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.
U.S. beef and pork exports continued their rebound from the slump earlier in the year, with pork exports reaching their highest level of 2009 in November while beef exports edged 4 percent above year-ago levels, according to statistics released last week by the U.
The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare a meal was $42.90, down $3.13 from the third quarter of 2009 and $7.31 lower, or about 15 percent less, compared to one year ago. Of the 16 items surveyed, 11 decreased, four increased and one remained the same in average price compared to the prior quarter.
The associations Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood at 97.8 in November, down 0.2 percent from its October level. In addition, the RPI remained below 100 for the 25th consecutive month, which signifies contraction in the index of key industry indicators.
The correlation between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the monthly close of the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index (which tracks a basket of commodities) is a very strong 93 percent, and between the dollar and the CRB is a negative 99 percent, Newsom said.
Spring and autumn have become the seasons of choice for calving seasons in Oklahoma, but tremendous differences exist as to what months within each of those seasons are primary times for most of the calves to be born.
Commercial farmers are going to have credit options going into 2010, but traditional bankers may not be a lending option, and small farmers could struggle more than larger farmers to get credit, a major leader in the Farm Credit system says.