To resurrect an old cliché, when all is said and done about improving the genetics of the nation’s cattle herd, there’s a lot more said than done. And, in the opinion of one cattle feeder, there’s a lot more left to do.
A new study by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) shows the effect that the Renewable Fuels Standard has on food costs for chain restaurants. The study found that total costs increase by as much as $2.5 billion for quick-service restaurants, or 10%; and full-service restaurants see costs increase buy up to $691 million, or nearly 9%.
If there’s a truism that cow-calf producers can take to the bank, it’s this: If a heifer calves early as a yearling, she’s set up for a long and successful stint as an early-calver in the cowherd. Here are seven tips to help you select the most productive cow.
Cattle producers will soon be just a joystick away from monitoring pastures and cattle more accurately than ever before. Small unmanned aircrafts will offer the potential to monitor pastures quickly from the air.
Among the many lessons of the extended drought is this: If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. That means, the two veterinarians say, that managing and preventing bovine respiratory cattle disease (BRD) in feedyard cattle begins the day a cow-calf producer turns the bulls out.
With the avalanche of genetic data now available, just open any bull sale catalog and discover what the term “information overload” really means. Is there a way to synthesize all that information? In this first part of a two-part series, BEEF looks at that question.
Long a flashpoiont for controversy, wolf reintroduction has been a fact of life for more than 30 years. It has been so successful that the Fish and Wildlife Serivce has once again proposed to delist the gray wolf under the ESA.