The first day of spring is still about a month away, and it looks like Old Man Winter isn’t going to go without a fight. Check out these tips for re-warming new calves, plus other headlines that made the news you can use.
The news has been wide ranging, capped by the announcement that Canada has discovered another case of BSE. But that’s not all the news that affects you. From animal welfare to wins and losses in court, the news has been varied and interesting.
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.