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01 November 2012
Nebraska Beef Producers Still Adapting to Drought
US - This year's drought continues to affect Nebraska cattle producers as they move up management decisions to accommodate feed shortages....
31 October 2012
BeefTalk: Colour-coded Data or Something Else?
US - Producers have set aside the old colour-coded, breed-based management systems to focus on data instead of phenotype, writes Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist with North Dakota State University. ...
18 October 2012
Pregnancy Testing Makes Financial Sense
US - With increased feed costs this winter and shortages of forage in some areas pregnancy testing cows this fall will be vital. Hay costs of $150 per ton will equate to approximately $2 per head per day to feed a cow. It will not take too many days of...
Are Your Cows Efficient Enough?
CANADA - With the prospects of better calf prices this year, the cow calf industry is facing the possibility of future profits and the ongoing need to refine production output and costs. Efficiency within the cow herd becomes more important as owners...
17 October 2012
US Cattle Inventory Continues to Decline
US - Two years of drought have dramatically impacted the US cattle industry. On top of devastated pasture and range conditions, drought in the Midwest caused surging feedstuff costs. Still, there has been some confusion about the direction and magnitude...
15 October 2012
Remember to Test for BVD Before Selling Calves
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government is urging keepers of all breeding herds to think about their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) testing before putting calves into the sales this autumn....
11 October 2012
Weaning Now Reduces Pasture Loss, Cow Stress
US - Now is the time for beef producers with spring-calving herds to complete weaning and consider calf marketing options, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says....
03 October 2012
In the Cattle Markets: Northern Plains Feeder Calf Situation
US - Tim Petry, Livestock Economist for North Dakota State University looks at the Northern Plains feed calf situation, and warns that supplies in 2013 may remain tight. ...
27 September 2012
Disappointing Year for Cow-Calf and Feeder Profits
US - Drought turned 2012 into a very disappointing year for both cow-calf operations and cattle feeders, reports the Livestock Marketing Information Centre....
20 September 2012
Cattle Marketing as Part of Managing the Drought
US - Beef cow calf producers in many parts of Wisconsin likely need to evaluate their options for getting through this coming winter, according to the University of Wisconsin Extension Beef Centre....
19 September 2012
Value of Gain: Projections and Available Decision Tools
US - This is the time of year many cattle producers examine the return for additional weight gain, writes Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University. ...
17 September 2012
Replacement Heifer Selection, Restocking Options Focus of Beef and Forage Expo
US - Beef producers considering restocking herds should do so slowly, allowing time for pastures to recover and effectively choose cattle that are a right fit for their operation, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
13 September 2012
Breaches of BSE Controls in Beef Consignments
UK - Four breaches of BSE controls in British beef identified last year have just been revealed by the UK's Food Standards Authority. ...
12 September 2012
In Drought, Watch Fall-Calving Cows Early
US - Owners of fall-calving cow herds should start watching early as calving time approaches, says a University of Missouri veterinarian....
10 September 2012
Australian Herd Rebuilding Effort Progressing Well
AUSTRALIA - The outlook for the Australian beef industry remains in solid shape. The wettest two years on record have generally supported the herd rebuilding effort which has progressed faster than expected while exporters have seen a sizeable boost to...
03 September 2012
Beef Cow Numbers Decline in US, Increase in Canada
US - On August 21 USDA-NASS released the semi-annual United States and Canadian Cattle report, which reported July 1, 2012 along with 2007-2011 cattle numbers by class for each country. It was not a surprise that total cattle inventories in both countries...
31 August 2012
Emergency Grazing Extended to Assist those Impacted by Drought
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve ProgramME (CRP) acres, freeing up forage and feed for ranchers as they look to recover from this challenging time....
30 August 2012
US Beef Production - Optimism Low but Conditions will Improve
ANALYSIS - Last year was a hard year for many cattle producers in the US, however 2012 has proved to be even tougher. Optimism is low throughout the ranks, as pasture conditions and high grains prices take their toll. Charlotte Johnston, TheBeefSite editor...
Canadian Cattle Herd Face Difficult Times
CANADA - After seven years of declining cattle numbers, the Canadian cattle herd as at 1 July 2012 eased another 0.1 per cent year-on-year, to 13.52 million head....
Beef Week Heifer Challenge on Again
AUSTRALIA - The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria's Beef Week Heifer Challenge is on again in 2013 in conjunction with Stock & Land Beef Week with many improvements following consultation with exhibitors and others. ...
29 August 2012
Livestock Producers May See Reduced Fertility
US - As if drought damage to pastures and high hay and feed prices aren’t enough, livestock producers may see reduced fertility in their breeding herds this fall, says Dr David Fernandez, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cooperative Extension Programme...
27 August 2012
51 Cattle Deaths Attributed to Drought-Toxicity
US - ore than 50 cattle deaths due to forage made poisonous by drought or toxic weeds have been confirmed in Arkansas, said Tom Troxel, associate head-animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. ...
Success Lies in Planning, Tracking, Evaluating
US - While it seems simple, for many beef producers, the secret to success and profit lies in knowing the operation's objective and mapping out a plan to get there. ...
21 August 2012
Eight Cattle Die from Anthrax in Israel
ISRAEL - The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that eight cattle have died in Israel from anthrax. ...
20 August 2012
Producer Decision Time for Cattle Restocking
US - Texas ranchers considering restocking options should think profitability first and foremost before writing a check, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist....
14 August 2012
Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme Must be Maintained
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Livestock Show in Tullamore, Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President John Bryan said renewing the Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme in the forthcoming budget for 2013 and future years will be an acid test of Agriculture...
13 August 2012
Plea to Stop Declining Livestock Numbers
UK - The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers recent called on the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, to help ‘stop the rot’ of declining livestock numbers, warning that the consequences of a diminishing meat processing sector will...
07 August 2012
Forage is Key to Calf Price Outlook
US - As of the end of July, USDA-NASS reported 57 per cent of the US pasture and range as poor or very poor (the two worst categories and essentially requiring significant supplemental feed or worse). At the same time last year, the massive Southern Plains...
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