Briefing Room

  • 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
  • Feb 5, 2015
    press release

    Zinpro video looks at preventing cattle lameness

    When it comes to cattle lameness, no problem is a small problem. That’s why one prominent feedyard veterinarian encourages cattle producers to diagnose and treat lameness quickly....More
  • Feb 5, 2015
    press release

    BIVI sponsors free BQA certification

    Without a doubt, the beef industry’s Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has been one of the most successful efforts ever undertaken to help cattle producers do an even better job of producing the safe, healthy and wholesome beef that consumers both here in the United States and worldwide savor. Now, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) in cooperation with the beef checkoff will help make getting BQA certified just a little easier....More
  • Feb 5, 2015
    press release

    Elanco: Cattle producers can meet the challenge of feeding the many

    Get ready, People worldwide want what you produce and more and more, they have the means and methods to buy it. And that, according to Elanco, is very good news. Growth of the world population and new entrants to the middle class will cause demand for meat, milk and eggs to increase worldwide. By 2050, average per capita beef consumption will increase slightly from 182 grams (6.4 ounces) per week to 194 grams (6.8 ounces). To meet this increased demand, global beef production will need to increase by 43%....More
  • Feb 5, 2015
    press release

    Real time feeder cattle prices available online from Merck and DVAuction

    The feeder cattle market is the best it’s ever been. The feeder cattle market is the most volatile it’s ever been. Both are correct. And that’s why keeping up-to-date with the feeder cattle market has become job one for many cow-calf producers, stocker operators and cattle feeders....More
  • Feb 5, 2015
    press release

    Seedstock producers have new genomic tool from GeneSeek

    The age of genomics is upon us and seedstock producers have embraced the technology whole-heartedly. It’s a rapidly changing and quickly advancing area, however, as a recent announcement from Neogen Geneseek clearly shows. Neogen is introducing a new GeneSeek Genomic Profiler™, the GGP HD-150K. This tool screens cattle DNA for about 150,000 gene-marker variations linked to important traits in breeding stock....More
  • Feb 2, 2015
    press release

    Zinpro Corporation introduces lameness scoring app

    In an effort to help cattle producers better provide the best in animal care for their cattle, Zinpro Corporation introduces its Step-U app. The app, designed for tablets, is a new educational training resource for the beef cattle industry. Developed in conjunction with the Beef Cattle Institute and Kansas State University, the Step-Up Management Program provides a systematic approach to identify and manage beef cattle lameness....More

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