Briefing Room

  • Feb 23, 2015
    press release

    What you need to know about BRD

    It’s costly, it’s constant and it’s a bad deal all the way around. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), which is a general term that covers a number of different pathogens that affect cattle respiratory health a number of different ways, is the most common disease among feedlot cattle in the United States, accounting for approximately 75% of feedlot morbidity and 50% to 70% of all feedlot deaths. It’s estimated that BRD costs producers up to $900 million annually.1  ...More
  • Feb 23, 2015
    press release

    Prepare now for a successful calving season

    Winter will come to an end. Really. And when the cold goes away and the snow starts to melt, cattle producers will need to keep a sharp eye on not just their pastures, but their calves. According to Vaughn Holder, Alltech beef specialist, developing a spring calving program does not have to be complicated, just compatible with the herd. Holder suggests the following management practices for a successful spring calving season:...More
  • Feb 19, 2015
    press release

    Vaccine approved for extended BVD respirtory disease protection

    Ask most veterinarians to take the long list of the beef cattle diseases they’re concerned about and cull it down to a short list, and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) will be compete for the top two or three spots. That’s because BVD can affect your cattle in so many different ways—not the least of which is respiratory disease. And that’s before you consider the persistently infected (PI) problem....More
  • Feb 16, 2015
    press release

    Hepper, Pinegar receive Limousin recognition

    Wayne Hepper of Flying O Ranch, Bismarck, N.D., was honored as the North American Limousin Foundation Commercial Producer of the Year. The award was presented to Hepper and his wife, Jane, at the annual membership banquet January 12 in Denver, Colo....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Voting now open for 2015 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

    Many decisions that a beef producer makes in the daily pursuit of getting the job done are difficult. Tough decisions are, as all producers know, just a part of what it means to be in the cattle business. But when looking at the line-up of nominees for the 2015 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, the concept of a tough decision takes on a whole new meaning. Indeed, this year’s line-up of nominees is a who’s who of the industry, and choosing between them won’t be easy....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Bull selection webinar scheduled for Feb. 19

    Here’s your chance to get tips, advice and a lot of genetic information from three beef breed geneticists who have a background in the commercial and seedstock cattle industries, as well as a thorough understanding of the latest advancements in the use of genomically-enhanced EPDs and other progeny selection tools. And it’s coming to a computer near you....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Improve your feeding program with John Deere 900 Series Round Balers

    If you’re among the 90% of BEEF readers who, in a recent survey, said they grow their own forages to feed their livestock, then the quality of the hay you produce is important. That means it’s worth your time to kick a few tires when you’re buying hay equipment. For producers who bale silage or other forage for feed, John Deere has responded with the introduction of its 900 Series Round Balers. These pre-cutter-type round balers are ideal for producers who pre-process the forage, making it easier to mix or grind before feeding....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Availability limited for Vermeer Final Cut FPX9000 bale processor

    To paraphrase a very old, early rock-and roll song, you better hurry ‘cause they may not last. That’s because, while Vermeer will make its new bale processor available in 2015, only limited quantities will be available....More
  • Feb 11, 2015
    press release

    LONGRANGE dewormer wins animal product award

    Since its introduction, cattlemen and veterinarians have valued LONGRANGE , the extended-release cattle dewormer from Merial, for its efficacy and management considerations....More
  • Feb 10, 2015
    press release

    GemStone organic trace minerals hit the market

    Nutritionists and cattle producers alike have long known the vital role that trace minerals play in cattle health. In fact, some cattle feeders will look at your calves first and bid more aggressively for them if they know that they’ve been on a planned, thought-out mineral program while on the ranch....More

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