Close
Home  All Articles
 
 
Friday, March 13,2015

Management strategies reduce calving season problems

by WLJ
For some, this time of the year is just “another day at the office,” because they have taken the necessary steps to ensure as few problems as possible. For others, this list may help to reduce problems that might occur. As we strive to improve the beef operation over time, it’s never too early to be thinking about the next calving season.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Beef Talk

Commercial beef production remains a stable business

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
In fact, when one takes a look at data in the world of commercial production, gradual changes are noted, but radical change is not something that is evident within those commercial beef units. Production through decades is a better indicator of change than year-to-year changes.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Black Ink

We can cook, and we love beef

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
A decade ago I was in college and heard the same sad story over and over: Young people just didn’t know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Calf scours: causes, signs, prevention and management

by Wayne Burleson
“Calf scours is one of the primary health problems in baby calves. Digestive problems such as calf scours are the reason for 14 percent of death loss of calves less than three weeks old,” said Kincheloe, referencing a 2007-08 study conducted by the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS).

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Record low snowpack in areas have been reported

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Winter sports fan enthusiasts are not the only ones watching and waiting for that big spring snow storm that would likely prolong lift-line attendance. Producers are waiting, in some areas, with much anticipation, wondering if the drought conditions plaguing some areas are moving north.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

U.S. ag leaders see Cuba trade potential

by DTN
After a trip to Cuba last week, U.S. agriculture leaders are more determined than ever to convince Congress to end the U.S. embargo on business with Cuba. However, their goals are shifting from selling U.S. commodities and foodstuffs to Cuba to potential sales of feed grains and equipment.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Proposed rules for drone use in ag

by WLJ
The FAA last month published proposed regulations that would govern the use of small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in agriculture and other enterprises, said Peggy Hall, Ohio State University (OSU) Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law Field Specialist.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Whither capital gain rates? Tips when considering a land sale

by DTN
The president’s State of the Union message advocated a new top 28 percent capital gain rate and partial elimination of the stepup in basis that occurs at death. That would make sales of farmland a tax disaster. However, with the Republicans controlling the House and the Senate, those proposals have little chance of enactment.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Ag airs concerns on standards

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Although U.S. farmers are considered to be relatively small contributors to ozone pollution, a proposal to further tighten federal standards likely would hurt the industry, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) said in comments submitted to the U.S.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 13,2015

Port congestion, economic headwinds slow January meat exports

by WLJ
January exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb were down sharply from a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Shipping delays caused by the West Coast labor dispute combined with a number of economic factors to drive export volumes for beef and pork to four-year lows.

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Sign up for our newsletter!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10* 11* 12* 13 14*
15 16* 17* 18* 19* 20* 21*
22* 23* 24* 25* 26* 27* 28*
29 30* 31*
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.