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Production

To reimplant, or not to reimplant . . . that is the question

published: February 3rd 2023 by: Tara L. Felix, Penn State University Ext source: Southern Livestock Standard

The Food and Drug Administration recently published FDA GFI #191. Some readers may recall discussions of a similar “GFI” (Guidance for Industry) in 2017 when FDA began requiring a veterinary feed directive, or VFD, for antibiotics delivered in feed to production animals....

Breed News

Angus Foundation hosts 150 years of Angus

published: February 3rd 2023 by: American Angus Association source: Southern Livestock Standard

The Angus Foundation kicked off the year with a celebration commemorating 150 years since Angus cattle first arrived in the United States. The 150 Years of Angus celebration was held Jan. 6 in Oklahoma City during Cattlemen’s Congress and raised nearly $20,000 to support the foundation’s mission....

Reproduction

Understanding female reproduction accelerates positive momentum in the cow herd

published: February 3rd 2023 by: American Angus Association source: Southern Livestock Standard

Everyone wants cattle that breed easily, calve early and display good reproductive performance. Though this may sound simple enough, how do cattlemen achieve those things simultaneously?       "I’m a big fan of a concept called ‘positive momentum’ because I believe really good reproductive success this year ensures really good reproductive success next year," said Dr....

Industry News

Dana Perino to headline Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo in Fort Worth

published: February 3rd 2023 by: Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers source: Southern Livestock Standard

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the largest and oldest livestock association based in Texas, announced former White House Press Secretary and Fox News host Dana Perino will headline the 2023 Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo® in downtown Fort Worth March 24-26....

Marketing

January 1 Cattle on Feed declined from 2022

published: February 2nd 2023 by: Josh Maples source: Southern Livestock Standard

Feedlot inventories were below year-ago levels for the fourth consecutive month according to the latest USDA Cattle on Feed report.  There were an estimated 11.68 million head of cattle on feed as of January 1st, which is 3 percent lower than Jan....

Breed News

Kyle Caldwell named IBBA Director of Field Services and Strategic Projects

published: February 2nd 2023 by: International Brangus Breeders Associati source: Southern Livestock Standard

  Following an extensive search process which attracted stiff competition for this senior level position, Kyle Caldwell has been named the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) Director of Field Services and Strategic Projects....

Marketing

Strong counter-seasonal market

published: February 1st 2023 by: Stephen R. Koontz source: Southern Livestock Standard

The last several weeks of 2022 and the first week in 2023 have seen two substantial storms – delaying holiday travel – but also putting substantial moisture in the mountain west, some in the southern plains, and more in the northern plains and upper Midwest....

Industry News

Owning your piece of Texas event dates set for 2023

published: January 31st 2023 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The 2023 dates for the Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know program have been announced. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will be from 9 a.m.-4 p....

Marketing

Cattle prices surge as supply falls, demand holds steady

published: January 30th 2023 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

 If you ask James Mitchell about the bright side of the 2022 drought, he’ll tell you this: Better now than then. "I'd much rather be having the conversation about current prices than about what they were one or two years ago,” Mitchell said on Jan....

Industry News

Considerations for maintaining condition in breeding bulls during winter

published: January 27th 2023 by: Kacie McCarty, University of Nebraska Co source: Southern Livestock Standard

For bulls coming out of the breeding season, body weight loss may have occurred, and we need to make sure that we get bulls back in condition before the next season. Also, with the weather starting to change, starting to think about how we are going to manage our breeding bulls through the winter to prepare them for the next breeding season will be important....

Industry News

CoBank releases 2023 Year Ahead Report – forces that will shape the U.S. rural economy

published: January 26th 2023 by: Julie Davis, Director, Corporate Communi source: Southern Livestock Standard

The U.S. economy still has considerable momentum and is not currently on the verge of recession. However, economists have never been more pessimistic and there are very legitimate reasons for concern. Over the past half century, inflation above 5% has never been tamed without incurring a recession....

Industry News

Texas farmers, ranchers help set national farm policy for 2023

published: January 25th 2023 source: Texas Farm Bureau

  (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) voting delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting in Puerto Rico successfully supported nearly 20 policy resolutions from the Lone Star State into new AFBF national policy....

Industry News

Beef producers: ’Get your house in order’ in 2023

published: January 24th 2023 by: Linda Geist source: Southern Livestock Standard

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Beef producers should approach 2023 with cautious optimism – matched with resolutions of good management and investment in infrastructure, says University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialist Wesley Tucker....

Industry News

Annual cattle industry convention showcases sustainability efforts

published: January 23rd 2023 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2023) – Everyday, cattle producers across the country reaffirm their commitment to protecting environmental resources, supporting communities and creating an economically viable future through effective management practices....

Industry News

AFBF signs Right to Repair Memorandum of Understanding with John Deere

published: January 22nd 2023 source: Southern Livestock Standard

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and John Deere signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Jan. 8, 2023, that ensures farmers’ and ranchers’ right to repair their own farm equipment....

Industry News

DC News-Jan. 20,2023

published: January 20th 2023 source: Southern Livestock Standard

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Biden-Harris Administration is investing $9.6 million across the country and taking several other steps to help farmers, ranchers, processors and rural businesses diversify the nation’s meat supply....

Industry News

HC Neel named Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Executive Director

published: January 20th 2023 source: Southern Livestock Standard

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Jan. 8, 2023) – Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI) announces HC Neel as its executive director effective Jan. 3. As executive director, Neel will provide leadership for the association’s staff and members while leading one of the beef industry’s fastest growing purebred beef associations....

Industry News

Heifers on Feed indicate long-term liquidation still occurring

published: January 20th 2023 by: Elliott Dennis, Department of Agricultur source: Southern Livestock Standard

Beef cow herd liquidation occurred in a significant way in 2022 due to a combination of strong lean beef demand, higher cull cow prices and forage issues due to drought. Fewer cows results in fewer feeder cattle, tightening supplies for fed cattle and ultimately lower beef production in 2023....

Industry News

Pork exports continue to gain momentum; beef export value sets annual record

published: January 20th 2023 source: USMEF

November exports of U.S. pork were the largest of 2022 in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). November beef exports were below the large year-ago totals, but 2022 export value already set a full-year record of nearly $11 billion....

Columnists

Texas Trails-Jan. 20, 2023

published: January 20th 2023 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

  The first and forgotten Dallas Texans There was a time when the Dallas Cowboys, now called “America’s Team” to the point of annoyance, wasn’t even Dallas’ team. The old Dallas Texans of the late 60s American Football League (AFL) had that distinction, but they weren’t the first Dallas Texans or the first professional  pro football team or the first pro team in Dallas....

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