Pond, who helps run a fifth-generation family cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle, brings experience in teaching, research and administration at three other public research universities to the largest department in CSUs College of Agricultural Sciences.
Highly optimistic for the short term, cautiously so for the longer term, was the mood among the several hundred bankers, agribusiness executives and farmers attending a symposium entitled Recognizing Risk in Global Agriculture at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Angus producers from 12 states gathered in Saint Joseph, MO, on June 20-23 for the fourth annual Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). The educational event is hosted by the American Angus Association (AAA) and funded by the Angus Foundation.
University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) scientists are taking their battle against foodborne pathogens such asO157:H7 into the belly of the beast, as it werehoping to figure out what is in the gut of some livestock that makes them so-called supershedders of pathogens.
A dry, flavorless and thinly cut steak can be enough to sour anyones taste for beef.
There is no doubt that cattle are getting bigger, and that will continue, says Terry Houser, Kansas State University meat scientist. I dont think we are going to produce smaller rib-eyed cattle anytime soon or start selecting cattle for that trait.
Reduced weaning weights for calves, lower weight gains on yearlings, summer mastitis and pinkeye theyre all key management points that can mean the difference between a year that ends in the black and one that bleeds red. And at the center of that balance sheet is the lowly fly.
Its well-documented that calf preconditioning programs can help cow/calf producers boost their profitability on sale dayeven to the tune of an extra $6.38 per cwt. Adding icing to the cake, calf preconditioning also has been shown to positively affect feeder calf performance.