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Industry News

Small changes are key to a successful action plan for improved health

published: March 29th 2017 by: Lydia Kaume source: University of Missouri Extension

  INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Although there are reminders all around us of the national obesity crisis, lifestyle changes are difficult for most people. “For individuals not yet experiencing health problems, the incentive of better health and reduced morbidity in the future is not motivating enough,” said Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension....

Industry News

Spring Vaccinations Set Calves Up for Long-Term Success

published: March 28th 2017 source: Zoetis

Focus on complete immunity for the calf with spring vaccinations   It’s never too early to think about a calf’s respiratory health. The steps producers take this spring with young calves not only help protect them through grazing season, but can prepare the calves for a more complete immune response with pre-weaning and weaning booster vaccinations....

Pastures & Forages

Quality is what counts in hay production

published: March 27th 2017 by: Adam Russell source: Texas Agrilife Today

      OVERTON – Producing quality hay takes planning but can be worth the effort, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr....

Industry News

MBA Program Reaches 10,000 Grads

published: March 24th 2017 source: Beef Checkoff

    This month, the beef checkoff’s Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program, reached 10,000 graduates! This group of beef and dairy producers – along with chefs, teachers, doctors, dietitians and others in the beef community – has stepped up and are leading the way in advocating for the industry and all of agriculture....

Industry News

Study shows wildfire does not damage barbed wire

published: March 23rd 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas Agrilife Today

AMARILLO – Don’t assume that a grass fire has damaged the barbed wire on a fence. That’s the message of one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo to ranchers who saw wildfire rip through their fenced grassland beginning March 6....

Industry News

NCBA President Testifies on Cattlemen’s Priorities for 2018 Farm Bill

published: March 22nd 2017 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

In testimony on Capitol Hill March 21, Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattle producer from Nebraska and the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, called on Congress to authorize $150 million a year over five years for a “stronger and more adequate foot-and-mouth disease (FMB) vaccine bank” as part of the 2018 Farm Bill....

Pastures & Forages

Don’t let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap

published: March 21st 2017 source: Purina Animal Nutrtiion

Shoreview, Minn. [March 20, 2017] – Fresh green grass is a welcome sight come spring. However, early spring grass with limited growth or volume should be approached with caution when it’s used as the sole source of nutrition for recently calved cows....

Herd Health

Bangs vaccination needed in industry

published: March 20th 2017 by: Russ Daly source: IGrow

Imagine 10 percent of the nation's beef and dairy cattle herd infected with a contagious disease causing pregnancy loss and reproductive failure. What's more, that same contagious disease makes people sick, sometimes with long-term repercussions....

Production

Beef cattle inventory numbers--never right, sometimes close and always changing

published: March 17th 2017 by: Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee Beef Cattle Extension

The January 1, 2017 Cattle Inventory report was released January 31 and it once again proved three things. 1) I am never right about cattle inventory, few are. 2) I am sometimes close with my projections, but close is a relative term....

Industry News

National coalition launches pilot research project to improve sustainability in US beef industry

published: March 16th 2017 source: Noble Foundation

ARDMORE, Okla. — Environmental, social and economic sustainability is a long-held objective of the United States beef industry and the focus of a new, national research project.  McDonalds USA, Tyson Foods,  The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Beef Marketing Group (BMG) and Golden State Foods announced the two-year pilot research project that will seek methods to improve sustainability across the entire beef value chain, test metrics established by the U....

Industry News

Annual Report Recaps State and National Beef Checkoff Programs

published: March 15th 2017 source: Texas Beef Checkoff

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Beef Council (TBC) recently published the 2016 annual report highlighting key state and national programs in the areas of promotion, research and education.  Included in the annual report is an overview of revenues and expenditures for fiscal year 2016....

Industry News

Cattle numbers increase

published: March 14th 2017 source: USDA

The National Agricultural Statistical Service of USDA has reported national cattle numbers as of January 1, 2017. Total cattle, at 93.6 million head, were up 2% from one year ago. There were 40.6 million cows and heifers that have calved, up 3%....

Industry News

Texas Panhandle Wildfires Information & Resources

published: March 13th 2017 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

      Wildfires swept across eight Texas Panhandle counties on March 6-7, 2017 and continue to burn, leaving behind charred land and affecting animals and people....

Industry News

Fire relief resources

published: March 10th 2017 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

  NCBA is sending prayers to all of the folks and livestock currently facing devastating fires in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. To help with the fire relief efforts, please see below: Texas Three supply points have been established to collect donated hay....

Feed & Nutrition

Mineral supplementation review

published: March 9th 2017 by: Dr. Jason Smith Assistant Professor, UT source: University of Tennessee Beef Cattle Extension

With much needed moisture in the ground (at least relatively speaking), and unseasonably warm temperatures across much of Tennessee over the past few weeks, the spring green-up has begun earlier than in years prior....

Industry News

Cattlemen Applaud President for Ordering Reconsideration of “Extremely Flawed” WOTUS Rule

published: March 7th 2017 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive action ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider their controversial Waters of the United States rule: “This extremely flawed rule would force ranchers and feedlot operators to get permits or risk excessive federal penalties despite being miles away from any navigable water....

Industry News

Spring Ranch Management University set for April 3-7 in College Station

published: March 6th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas Agrilife Today

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be offered April 3-7, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, College Station....

Industry News

Red Angus and Allfex form partnership

published: March 3rd 2017 source: Red Angus Association of America

Denton, Texas –The longest-running USDA Processed Verified Program – the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program that was launched in 1994 – announced a new tag provider recently....

New Products

Zoetis Introduces Veterinary Feed Directive Mobile Application

published: March 2nd 2017 source: Zoetis

  PARSIPPANY, N.J.,  To benefit veterinarians and their busy schedules amid the implementation of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation, Zoetis has introduced a mobile application for use on smartphones, helping simplify the process of writing a VFD for AUREOMYCIN® (chlortetracycline) or AUREO S 700® (chlortetracycline/sulfamethazine) for their cattle clients....

Industry News

Grassfed beef conference set for May

published: March 1st 2017 source: Texas A&M University Extension

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service is pleased to announce the seventh annual conference focused on grassfed beef production. Consumer interest in natural, grassfed and organic beef continues to rise....

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