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Pastures & Forages

High nitrate in hay causes cow deaths

published: February 22nd 2019 by: Tim J. Evans source: University of Missouri Extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. – On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory....


Using the DuPont System to increase profitablity

published: February 21st 2019 by: Robert Tigner source: Nebraska Extension Educator

One challenge farm/ranch operators have is to accurately find where to make changes to an operation to increase profits. Many have the records and numbers but don’t know where to start. A system of financial analysis developed nearly 100 years ago by an explosive salesman for DuPont Explosives Company is a useful tool for farm/ranch managers analyzing financial performance....

Industry News

Stocker cattle glamour

published: February 20th 2019 by: Dr Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee

Many readers of this article know my primary occupation is serving as the livestock economist at the University of Tennessee. My second job is producing a few acres of soybeans and running a few head of stocker cattle....

Industry News

Cattlemen announce annual convention details

published: February 19th 2019 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) on Friday announced details of their annual Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo to be held March 29-31, 2019, at the Fort Worth Convention Center....


Bull selection guide

published: February 18th 2019 by: Grady Ruble source: Igrow

Bull sale season is upon us and those who are in the market for a new herd sire face a choice that will impact their herd for many years. Considering the number of bull sales, catalogs, and an ever-growing amount of performance information one must wade through, identifying the bull you wish to purchase can be the majority of the battle....

Industry News

November beef exports remain on record pace

published: February 15th 2019 source: USMEF

  Editor’s note: November export data was released about one month later than usual due to the recent government shutdown. Year-end 2018 data is expected to be available in early-to-mid March....

Industry News

NCBA Unveils Cost/Benefit Principles for Climate-Change Policy Proposals

published: February 14th 2019

WASHINGTON – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Center for Public Policy released new Cost/Benefit Principles that will help guide its decision-making process on various policy proposals regarding climate change....

Industry News

Jennifer Houston of Tennessee takes helm of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

published: February 13th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

Nearly 9,000 attend 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tennessee, was named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La....

Feed & Nutrition

Continued strong grain demand expected for 2019

published: February 12th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

WACO – Growing demand in developing markets will help fuel optimism for Texas grain producers this growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist at Stephenville, told producers at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference that world demand for grain products has been steadily growing....

Industry News

Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo Set Feb. 19-20 in Abilene

published: February 10th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

  ABILENE — The Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo will run from Feb.19-20 at Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 State Highway 36 in Abilene. Co-sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Abilene Chamber of Commerce,  this free agribusiness event features seminars, equipment demonstrations and 150 vendor booths....

Industry News

NCBA announces campaign for "Fake Meat Facts"

published: February 7th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (February 6, 2019) – Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a new campaign highlighting critical questions  about the production of lab-grown fake meat....

Industry News

Educational program on tap as part of San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo’s All Breed Bull and Commercial Heifer Sale

published: February 6th 2019 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the All Breeds Bull and Heifer Sale Educational Program Feb. 12 in collaboration with the San Antonio Livestock Exposition....

Industry News

Oldham County Mini Ag Day set Feb. 14 in Vega

published: February 4th 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  VEGA – The Oldham County Mini Ag Day will be held Feb. 14 in the Oldham County Barn, 305 Coke St., Vega. The meeting is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Industry News

Education takes center stage during Cattlemen’s College at 2019 NCBA Convention

published: February 1st 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

New Orleans, La. (Jan. 31, 2019) – More than 1,500 cattlemen and women took advantage of educational opportunities at the 26th annual Cattlemen’s College in New Orleans, La., Jan. 29-30. The turnout was more than 50 percent greater than attendance at the 25th Cattlemen’s College in Phoenix, Ariz....

Industry News

Strong markets to remain, leverage shift coming

published: January 31st 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

NEW ORLEANS, LA (Jan. 31, 2019) – During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph....

Industry News

Bond soars to more than $4.25 million for cattle theft suspect

published: January 30th 2019 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

  HILLSBORO, Texas — William “Willie” Rittenbaugh, 47, of Mount Calm, is behind bars in Hill County awaiting trial on five felony counts with bonds in excess of $4.25 million....

Industry News

Ranching Industry Praises Department of Interior After Agency Reissues Hammond Ranches’ Grazing Permit

published: January 29th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2017) – Public Lands Council (PLC) President Bob Skinner and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester today issued the following statement in response to the reissuance of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing permits to Hammond Ranches: "In light of a full and unconditional presidential pardon, the reissuance of the Hammond Ranches' grazing permits is the final step in righting the egregious injustices the Hammonds faced....

Industry News

Cattlemen applaud filing of eminent domain reform legislation

published: January 28th 2019 source: TSCRA

Robert McKnight Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), joined Rep. DeWayne Burns, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and other prominent property rights advocates at a news conference Wednesday to announce the filing of HB 991 and SB 421....

Industry News

Texas Brigades youth leadership summer camps accepting applications

published: January 25th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

  SAN ANGELO –Texas Brigades is now accepting applications for its youth summer camps. The seven leadership camps focus on natural resources and wildlife conservation and are open to youth 13-17 years of age....

Industry News

Sam Kane Beef files for bankruptcy

published: January 24th 2019 by: Martha Hollida Garrett source: Southern Livestock Standard

  Financially troubled Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company submitted the paperwork Tuesday in federal court in the Southern District of Texas....

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