Feeding cattle is a challenging job. There are everchanging grain prices, shifting consumer demand, dynamic input costs, a fluctuating cattle market, in addition to all the other typical business responsibilities.
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) is pleased to announce the development and release of their Terminal ($T) and Maternal ($M) Indices. The release of $T Terminal Index and $M Maternal Index now allows commercial cattlemen to target their bull selections to achieve specific production goals.
The recipients who were honored during the 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting span the country and were nominated for their outstanding efforts to protect land, air and water resources on their individual farming and ranching operations.
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has proposed changes to both the beef and soybean checkoff programs that would allow producers, under certain circumstances, to request that their assessments paid to a qualified state board or council be redirected to the national program, the agency announced in a press release.
Like most of you, I’ve grown up in ranching, following several generations of my family in the cattle business. It’s been a way of life, and it’s something I really enjoy. While the ranch operation is predominantly cow/calf, I also began retaining ownership and taking them all the way to the feedlot.
The report increased both area planted (94.1 million acres) and area harvested data (86.6 million acres). Even with a static yield estimate of 168 bushels per acre, this increase in expected harvested area brought up the projected 2016/2017 corn crop production to 14.
Cheramie Viator has joined the Westway Feed Products team as Marketing Manager. In this role she will work with the management team to implement marketing and advertising strategies. While based at the company’s headquarters in Tomball, TX, Viator will assist the Westway sales teams across the U.S.
The deadline to submit nominations for the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence has been extended to Friday, July 29. The awards will be presented at the fifth annual Women in Agribusiness Summit, hosted by HighQuest Group, this year in Chicago, Sept.
The center was established as part of the 2008 farm bill. As part of the 2014 farm bill, the center was awarded funding by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to be used for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program.
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Last Monday, the Western Watersheds Project, together with two other wildlife groups, announced its intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) over its rejection of petitions to list the Yellowstone bison as a threatened or endangered distinct population under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Once again, it’s time to start sorting through your photos. Remember that great shot you took during lambing? Or the one you snapped while pushing the sheep to summer range? Or how about the one you’ve been planning to take of the flock out on...
Last Wednesday, Oregon Court of Appeals Chief Judge Ericka Hadlock decided to reopen a judicial review of the Oregon state order to delist the gray wolf in the state. This order was later ratified in the form of HB 4040 and signed into law by Oregon Gov.
With new initiatives in decision tools and big data analytics, the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) developed this program to collaborate with different departments across the university to provide new resources for beef producers and veterinarians. The overall theme for the program this year is antimicrobial use in beef cattle.
An online course from University of Nebraska Extension has been developed for feedlots to teach workers, pen riders and processors safe horse handling and care. This online certificate course is available 24/7 to allow cattle operations the flexibility of providing training to their workers as needed.
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the U.S. joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. The report released by this coalition, Retaking the Field, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that $44.6 million is being awarded through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 states. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.
The U.S. hides and skins industry accounts for nearly $3.4 billion in total economic output, according to a new economic impact analysis conducted by John Dunham and Associates for the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), an affiliate organization of the U.
The issue of market volatility, particularly in the U.S. beef market, was a point of great attention in the Rabobank report. Under the heading, “U.S. volatility needs to be resolved,” the report outlined four problems that are familiar to the U.S. cattle producer:.
Last September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released their final sage-grouse regulations for over 60 million acres across 10 states. A flurry of litigation from all sides followed. A strange silence fell, leaving westerners waiting for on-the-ground agency action.