Breeding and grazing season will soon be upon us. Protect your herd, get your bulls ready and consider that sometimes, those plants you once thought as weeds may be valuable forage sources for your cattle.
The news is heating up, with HSUS and Oklahoma suing each other and an explanation of the proposed changes to the beef checkoff program; plus a study that claims Canada and Mexico weren’t harmed by COOL.
If you were wondering how the beef industry is responding to tighter cattle numbers, this week’s headlines give a glimpse. Meanwhile, animal rights activists continue to make the news and playing in the dirt yields a novel new antibiotic.
The year 2015 holds lots of promise as well as challenge for cattle producers. Market prognostications are bullish, many states will start implementing new animal disease traceability rules and the debate over mandatory COOL may come to a head.
2015 is right around the corner. It’s time to look back on the year that was and take the lessons learned into the year that that’s coming. Here’s a look at current news headlines to help you get ready for the coming year.