The weather is getting cooler. For some, it’s getting downright frosty. And cattle are moving from summer pasture to their fall and winter homes. Now is a good time to check pasture condition as you look ahead to next year.
Fall officially starts this week, but cattle producers are already well into their fall management practices. Here’s a look at the fall feeder market plus an explanation of where the “value” comes from in a 45-day value-added weaning program.
For more than a century, bluetongue disease has confounded veterinarians and producers by seemingly disappearing over the winter, then reappearing as soon as temperatures begin to warm. A new study has cracked the transmission code.
Take a look at some research that shows leasing winter grazing may be a profitable alternative, plus research on cattle shrink and guidelines to help veterinarians and producers when castrating and dehorning cattle.
Many cattle producers are looking ahead to fall and its cooler temperatures. With a red-hot calf market, however, what’s the best option - to sell at weaning or precondition and capture extra value? Explore this and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.
It won’t be easy, but the coming years may be “shining times” for beef and cattle producers. More people will want more and better food and will be better able to pay for it. For producers, especially cattle feeders, it will require that you do business differently than you have in the past.
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has published a rule that will allow the importation of beef from the Patagonia Region of Argentina. However, because of Argentina’s struggles with foot-and-mouth disease, (FMD), U.S. cattlemen are throwing a red flag, asking for a review of the call.
Corn producers, fueled by ethanol demand, have led the pack for the last nine years in the commodity market. However, conditions have changed and corn farmers have now handed the baton to cattle producers, but managing volatility will be the watchword.
The beef business was built on science and technology and that’s where its future lies. In this week’s Trending Headlines, you’ll read about a record-keeping app for your smartphone. But sometimes, low tech does the trick, like the sizzle of steak over hot coals. Is that what’s keeping consumers committed to beef?