Southeast producers are realizing they need to move their calves to save the cows. In some places, cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $42 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal 2012, reflecting a 2.1 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2011 budget and down more than 20 percent from 2007.
A complex combination of factors seems to bring on the condition. �The incidence of grass tetany is usually highest in the early spring,� says Lemenager. �Grass is lush, vegetative and has a high moisture and fatty acid content. Forages are usually low in magnesium and the soil is high in potassium and nitrogen.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the states oldest and largest livestock association, passed policy regarding the states brucellosis program. The policy was approved at the TSCRA Summer Meeting in New Braunfels, TX.
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has announced that effective Aug. 1, 2011, government subsidized brucellosis testing at all Texas livestock markets will be discontinued due to a lack of funding available to pay for future testing.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released on June 13, 2011, an environmental assessment and decision record to implement a wild horse gather and fertility control program on the White Mountain and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming to bring the horse populations back to a level consistent with land capacity.
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) announced last week that the U.S. Forest Service, the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners, CCA, and most importantly13 livestock-producing families prevailed against a lawsuit filed by Western Watersheds Project (WWP).