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Calving and Handling Calving Difficulties – A Review

published: February 15th 2018 by: Aaron Berger source: University of Nebraska Extension

  This article is a brief summary of a paper titled “Calving and Handling Calving Difficulties” ( by Robert Mortimer DVM, who is Emeritus Faculty at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine Biomedical Sciences....

Industry News

Rosenthal Meat Science Center market makes special cuts for Valentine’s Day

published: February 13th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Nothing says “I love you” quite like a heart-shaped ribeye steak for two, said Ray Riley, Texas A&M Meat Science Center manager, College Station. Heart-shaped ribeyes will be available for $14....

Feed & Nutrition

Livestock Water is Essential, Even in Winter

published: February 9th 2018 by: Ted Wiseman source: OSU Extension

Water is essential for all livestock regardless of the time of year. So far this year we have certainly had our share of chopping ice, thawing water lines and troughs. With recent temperatures many of us often focus on keeping livestock well fed and with adequate shelter....

Industry News

New records for U.S. Beef Export Value, Pork Export Volume in 2017

published: February 8th 2018 source: USMEF

  2017 was a record-breaking year for U.S. red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time and pork exports easily surpassing the previous year’s volume record, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U....


Calving book technology: There’s an app for that

published: February 7th 2018 by: Taylor Grussing source: IGrow

In today’s day and age, we rarely go anywhere without some kind of technology in our pocket or vehicle. Even in the livestock industry, there is an app for many of the tasks we conduct each day that can make our lives easier if we take the time to learn how to use them....

Industry News

Do the new Electronic Logging Device regulations apply to you?

published: February 6th 2018 by: Tiffany Dowell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  There has been a good deal of discussion, confusion, and concern over new regulations promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requiring electronic logging devices (“ELDs”) for certain commercial motor vehicles....

Industry News

Leading beef breed associations partner to release “Premium Red Baldy” program

published: February 5th 2018 source: American Hereford Association

    Phoenix – Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a groundbreaking, genetically verified program to improve their bottom line....

Industry News

NCBA applauds two-year delay of Waters of the United States Rule

published: February 2nd 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Jan. 31, 2018) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager today issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to delay implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule for two additional years: "Today’s action from EPA and the Army Corps ensures the 2015 WOTUS Rule never comes back....

Industry News

Parts of the state enter wildfire season earlier than usual

published: February 1st 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Wildfire season has arrived earlier than usual due to high fuel availability, drought and other environmental conditions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Industry News

Tyson Foods Invests in Memphis Meats, joins coalition of investors in cultured meat production

published: January 31st 2018 source: Tyson

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, Memphis Meats announced an investment from the venture capital arm of food industry leader Tyson Foods, Inc....

Breed News

Texas cattleman to lead American Simmental Association

published: January 30th 2018 source: The Hollida Co

Tim Smith of Giddings, Texas, has been elected by the American Simmental Association (ASA) Board of Trustees to serve as chairman of the association for 2018. As owner/operator of Smith Genetics, Smith has been affiliated with Simmental and Simbrah cattle for more than 35 years....

Industry News

Water quality training to be presented Feb. 15 in Palacios

published: January 29th 2018 source: Texas AgriLife Today

  PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Carancahua Bay and Tres Palacios watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave....

Industry News

Cattlemen on TPP Moving Forward Without U.S. - "Missed Opportunity to Gain Greater Access" to Foreign Markets

published: January 26th 2018 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON (January 23, 2018) - Kent Bacus, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association's Director of International Trade and Market Access, today issued the following statement in response to news reports that eleven nations have finalized a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States: “Withdrawing from TPP was a missed opportunity for the United States to gain greater access to some of the world’s most vibrant and growing markets....


Time to double check your heifer development program

published: January 25th 2018 by: –Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Spec source: Ohio Beef Leader

The first of January is an important “check-point” in spring heifer development programs. The key to proper heifer development lies in understanding the factors that influence conception in yearling heifers....

Herd Health

Preventing scours in calves

published: January 24th 2018 by: Sheila Grobosky source: Biozyme

Calving time and scours. For many producers it seems the two go hand-in-hand. In a perfect world, producers would have ample calving space they could rotate to weekly with fresh, clean bedding in a protected environment away from Mother Nature’s wrath....

Industry News

Questions and Answers: FDA Approved Free-Choice Feeding Options for Anaplasmosis Control in Cattle

published: January 22nd 2018 source: FDA

In January 2017, the FDA and animal drug sponsors completed the voluntary transition of antimicrobial drugs of medical importance used in animal feed to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) marketing status under Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213....

Industry News

Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum to feature farm bill discussions

published: January 19th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

AUSTIN – Agricultural policy and political considerations for the new farm bill will highlight the Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive in Austin. The forum, scheduled from 8 a....

Industry News

Pinnacle Asset Management to acquire JBS USA Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

published: January 18th 2018 source: JBS

 GREELEY, Colo., and NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P., a leading commodities and natural resources investment firm, today announced they have entered into an agreement to acquire the U....

Industry News

Cattlemen kick off campaign to prevent farms, ranches from being regulated like toxic Superfund sites

published: January 17th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Jan. 16, 2017) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly toxic Superfund sites....


Cow Mineral Nutrition During Late Gestation

published: January 16th 2018 by: Adele Harty source: IGrow

  The Range Beef Cow Symposium was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming, November 28–30, 2017. This event is held every two years and rotates between Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado to provide applied, educational information to producers and educators....

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