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Industry News

Secretary Vilsack Is Shooting For A New, Separate And Supplemental Beef Checkoff By 2016

published: October 8th 2014 source: Oklahoma Farm Report

Secretary Tom Vilsack called some of the groups involved with the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group into his office in Washington this past week and told them he was so frustrated with the current working group’s failure to reach an agreement that he has plans to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act....

Industry News

NCBA Convention Coming To San Antonio

published: October 7th 2014 source: NCBA

DENVER – Registration for the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show is underway. The 117th Annual Convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas, February  4-7, 2015....

Industry News

Beef Cattle Evaluation On Tap For October 17th Program

published: October 6th 2014 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas Agrilife Today

Beef cattle selection and a live animal evaluation will be featured as part of the Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo scheduled October 17 from 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan....

Industry News

Supporting wildlife alongside ranching

published: October 4th 2014 by: Kindra Gordon

Having a vision for sustainable livestock production on a ranch and wildlife conservation efforts can go hand-in-hand. Learning more about effective ways to achieve that lofty objective is the mission of a foundation quietly at work on a very large scale in South Texas....

Columnists

Just Your Standard Bull

published: October 4th 2014 by: Michael Sturgess

I’m certain that no one needs to be reminded that October marks the beginning of the fall bull season. From October 1 to mid-December, we will be covering lots of bull sales somewhere across the country....

Columnists

Texas Tales

published: October 4th 2014 by: Mike Cox

Throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries explorers and pioneer settlers knew Texas as hunting and fishing paradise Anyone browsing early accounts of travel in Texas , dating back as far as Spanish colonial times, will find effusive accounts of buffalo hunting, bear hunting, deer hunting, pronghorn hunting, turkey hunting, duck hunting, quail hunting and fishing....

Production

Value Of A Pound

published: October 3rd 2014 by: Chirs Reinhardt source: K State University Extension

What’s another pound of calf worth at sale time? Is it simply the same as the value per pound of the calf,or is it more complicated than that?     This is actually quite important in order to make good decisions going into weaning time regarding any value-added management programs we may want to implement....

Industry News

Purchasing Considerations As Fall Breeding Season Approaches

published: October 2nd 2014 by: Bryan R Kutz source: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Breeding season for fall calving cows is fast approaching, and it is never too late to organize your breeding plan or make your next herd bull purchase. Underestimating the power of your bull can be a huge production error....

Production

NCBA’s 2015 Record Books Available For Purchase

published: October 1st 2014 source: NCBA

DENVER - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the largest and oldest national organization representing U.S. cattle producers, has published the 2015 Integrated Resource Management Redbooks....

Industry News

Simbrah News You Can Use...

published: October 1st 2014

Simbrah committees named Simbrah breeders met during activities at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Tim Smith, American Simmen-tal Association trustee updated the crowd about association matters and Simbrah issues particularly....

Herd Health

Tips to rid your herd of unwanted guests

published: October 1st 2014 by: Merridee Wells

If it bites, sucks, stings, and lives in or on your cattle then likely the cattle are playing host to some unwanted guests that are costing you money due to poor performance, weight loss and health issues....

Industry News

American Junior Simbrah Roundup honors youth

published: October 1st 2014

Junior Simbrah breeders from Texas and Louisiana were in attendance at the annual American Junior Simbrah Roundup (AJSR) June 18-21 in Wharton, Texas. The event featured educational contests, as well as showmanship, bred and owned shows, percentage and purebred shows, along with a lot of fun....

Industry News

MAS IX Showdown held in Wharton

published: October 1st 2014

The $15,000 Marketing American Simbrah (MAS)  IX Showdown was held June 18 and 19th in conjunction with the American Junior Simbrah Roundup, Wharton, Texas. Kolten Thigpen judged the showmanship and Judd Cullers served as the judge of the cattle....

Industry News

Texas initiates 4-H and FFA Heifer Validation Program

published: October 1st 2014

Texas is privileged to have the largest junior breeding heifer program in the nation.  However, the sheer size of Texas, diversity in counties and beef breed associations has created some challenges for effectively and fairly managing the program....

Marketing

Beef pricing worksheet for producers considering direct marketing

published: September 30th 2014 by: Jeannine Schweihofer source: Michigan State University Extension

A new tool is available to beef producers when pricing beef carcasses for consumers. Have you ever been asked by one of your customers how much a freezer full of beef will cost? Do you struggle to convert the live animal value to a carcass based price? Michigan State University Extension and the University of Wisconsin Extension have teamed up to develop a new worksheet to answer these questions....

New Products

Noble Foundation releases mobile recordkeeping app

published: September 29th 2014 source: Noble Foundation

ARDMORE, Okla. — With continuous technology advancements, production agriculture is more efficient and mobile than ever before. As part of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation's focus on advancing agriculture, the organization has released a mobile recordkeeping app as part of its Junior Beef Excellence Program....

Industry News

Time Is Right To Cull And Profit

published: September 26th 2014 by: Kris Ringwald source: North Dakota Extension

Got cows to sell? If you do, sell them. You only have to look at the prices to know the market is looking for beef. Producers always have some cows to sell if they want to. Current discussions focus on increasing cow numbers, but it may be ill-advised to change cow culling schemes....

Marketing

Might Be A Good Year To Creep Feed Calves

published: September 25th 2014 by: Aimee Nielson source: University of Kentucky

With record-high cattle prices, many Kentucky beef producers might look to creep feeding to put additional weight on calves before weaning. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment beef specialist Jeff Lehmkuhler isn’t usually a fan of the feeding method, however, he believes it may provide an opportunity this year....

Reproduction

Heifer Management Sets Stage For Profit

published: September 24th 2014 by: Duane Dailey source: University of Missouri

Rebuilding the U.S. cow herd numbers takes more than keeping female offspring to breed. Managing beef heifers is as important as using improved genetics in developing replacements, said David Patterson, University of Missouri....

Industry News

Consumers Rank Treatment Over Cost When It Comes To Beef

published: September 23rd 2014 by: Laurann Robinson source: Nebraska TV

How cattle are treated is more important than the cost of beef, according to new research from Kansas State University and Michigan State University. "The public is wanting to know more about how their food is produced and why we produce food the way we do," says Glynn Tonsor, a Kansas State agricultural economist....

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