Rather than gripe about poor prices paid for their calves, beef producers should find the value of their calves by feeding them out. At the end of a feedout, the calves are sold to packers based on carcass value.
The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.
USDAs latest corn crop progress shows that this years plantings are catching up on average maturity in many areas. Although the crop still lags behind the normal maturity pace, the crop was rated 69 percent good-to-excellent, 8 percent above last years crop, mostly as a result of good moisture in most areas through the summer.
While producers are still trying to sort out the differences between natural, organic, and grass-fed beef, USDA has recently introduced a value-added certification to the mix in an attempt to clarify niche-marketing production claims and to provide producers with a marketing tool for their natural cattle.
Two juvenile wolves that have been killing livestock in Oregons Baker County have finally been removed, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). According to officials, the two problem wolves were shot and killed from a helicopter by representatives of the USDAs Wildlife Services division on the morning of Sept.
U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch in Denver, CO, issued a ruling last Tuesday which blocks the Armys environmental review of the projected impacts of expanding the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) in southeast Colorado.
West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in seven more horses, including one in Franklin County, the first confirmed equine case in the county for 2009, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced last week. Two of the horses have been put down; the other five are recovering.
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHF WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2010 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. This year, MCHFWHC will honor those historical figures who have had an impact on Montanas western heritage in the years 1860 to 1940.
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced last week that nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers are being accepted through Oct. 5, 2009.
Farmers, landowners and conservationists are looking at what options may be available for 436,000 acres across the state that will move out of USDAs Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) at the end of this month.
The pain of recent record losses in the U.S. cattle feeding industry will not diminish soon, but tightening supplies could lead to a modest rebound in late 2010, according to agricultural economist James Mintert.
The common tradition for weaning spring-born calves is to wait until late October and even early November. Most mature cows that have been feeding on adequate summer forages will be in very good body condition, despite the pressure of nursing a rapidly growing calf.
Children starting school are a lot like calves getting weaned. Each individual is different. For some, the experience is more stressful than for others, but careful preparation by their caretakers can help make the whole experience much more productive.
When terrorist attacks engulfed Manhattans financial district on Sept. 11, 2001, the New York Federal Reserve staff slept on their desks and survived on cheese sandwiches for several days just a block from the ash and burning rubble of the World Trade Center.
Now, producers can merge the inside information from Igenity with calf health, source and age verification records all in one place, says Dr. Stewart Bauck, executive director of research and development, Igenity. This partnership is a continuation of user-friendly solutions Igenity and GAM have brought to the beef industry.