The Cal Poly Bull Test in San Luis Obispo, CA, completed their 50-day weight period on July 9, 2011. The top three bulls for each division are as follows: Ranch, Location, Test ID, Sire, Test Index and Average Daily Gain. Low Birth Angus: Westwind Ranch Angus, Red Bluff, CA, Test ID: 14, Sire: S A V Bismark 5682, Index: 120.
Mark your calendars for the annual 2011 Montana Angus Tour planned for Sept. 21-23, 2011. Montanas annual Angus tour heads to the hi-line for three days of great times, good friends and quality Angus cattle.
The strongest growth has been in regions with intensive field crops or livestock production, especially the Midwest. The Chicago Federal Reserve reported farmland in its district was 16 percent higher in the first quarter of 2011 than a year earlier, the largest yearover-year increase since 2007.
A Jackson County native is the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Iowa Cattlemens Association (ICA). Matt Deppe, who grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near La Motte, will join the ICA on Aug. 1. Deppes appointment was confirmed by the ICA Board of Directors at their July meeting.
Discussion in New Braunfels, TX, about declines this summer hasnt been limited to conversation about the drought-driven decline in the water level of the Guadalupe River. The river, which courses through the town, attracts thousands annually that challenge the whitewater rapids in kayaks and canoes.
Emergency grazing will be allowed through Sept. 30, 2011. CRP participants in approved counties must contact the local FSA office before turning out cattle. There will be a 25 percent reduction in the annual rental payment for the actual acres grazed. WLJ.
Cow production inputs started to skyrocket, explains Theeck, the veteran central Texas cowman. Thats when I realized to survive in the cattle business, I had to learn to do it with one cow to 10 acres with very little supplement or hay, as opposed to one cow to two or three acres as I was doing before.
Pork exports totaled 181,469 metric tons valued at $481.2 million, an 11 percent jump in volume and 15 percent in value over May 2010 levels. Volume was steady with the April 2011 results while value declined by about 1 percent. Year-todate through May, pork exports were up 16 percent in volume (916,763 metric tons) and 22 percent in value ($2.
Twenty-nine teens from family-owned New Mexico ranches, an enthusiastic group of instructors from New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Cooperative Extension Service, and the picturesque landscape of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico created a unique event for the future ranch managers.
Feeding corn stalks, corn hay or corn silage to the herd this year could be akin to poisoning your cows. Given extreme drought conditions across much of cattle country, dryland corn crops are more likely to have high levels of nitrates this year. And the first sign of nitrate poisoning is usually dead cattle.
Many articles have been written about the importance of keeping production and financial records in a beef cattle operation. I usually encourage recordkeeping to help increase production efficiency, but records have other uses also. In case you have not heard, Arkansas has had an increase in prevalence of trichomoniasis in beef cattle.
On Aug. 13-14, a weekend cattle tour focusing on Hereford genetics is being sponsored by Oregon, Washington, and northern Idaho Hereford Association (OWNI) in conjunction with Oregon Hereford Association, Bird Herefords and Harrell Hereford Ranch.
The ongoing drought has taken a toll on agricultural trials at the Stiles Farm Foundation, but this years field day featured plenty of discussions on how to manage dry conditions as a crop producer, according to organizers.
Frustrated with what some in Congress see as an agency over-reaching its responsibilities, Republican members of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee voted two weeks ago to require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) complete a full review of the cumulative effects of proposed
The Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) continues to lose leaders in the wake of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing by the group’s Executive Committee. Last Monday, Tom Jones of Pottsville, AR, resigned his post as CBB chairman, just five months after being elected to the post. His resignation follows CBB CEO Tom Ramey’s, who
SDA’s crop condition report, released in tandem with the July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) last week, did not provide the fireworks seen by the industry after the June release. According to USDA, the corn crop is making good progress despite the delayed plantings. Although the crop was rated at
Published figures show that 29 percent of the July feedlot placements weighed more than 800 pounds when they entered the yard. Well over half of these cattle were over 700 pounds. These relatively heavy start weights would intuitively lead to shorter days on feed—something that is supported by the historic values from Kansas State University’s Focus on Feedlots report. If we look at June fat cattle data from the last five years, we see a gradual increase in days on feed up to 2008, when this number took a noticeable step back. The obvious explanation is high grain prices—and the significant