As we continue to see stocker operations get more business minded, and the value of forage increase, some leading veterinarians predict that the opportunity to work with stocker operators will also grow. Here's you can be prepared for that opportunity.
Aside from the entrepreneurial spirit Dr. Scott Crain's creations, common themes include reverse thinking, proactive collaboration and the earnest belief an answer exists; it’s just a matter of shifting current thinking around enough to see it.
Not only do veterinarians need to know BQA inside and out, they need to know how to translate that livestock health information into action. Here's a look at how beef vets can help the beef quail assurance program progress.
Effective production medicine is a mind-set as much as the multiple disciplines that comprise it. Beef industry vets explain why fellow DVMs must become herd health veterinarians, rather than "cow fixers."
Changing demographics have made food service about equal in size to food retailing. According to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, beef remains the number-one protein served in restaurants. fast food accounted for more than 43% of all beef served in commercial restaurants in 2008.
Feeder cattle sold $3-$7/cwt. lower and calves traded $5-$10/cwt. lower as cattle futures and cash fed cattle prices struggled beneath the weight of neagative outside markets and unseasonably cool weather.