“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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The resulting paper, “Changes in the Ground Beef Market and What it Means for Cattle Producers,” was authored by Nevil Speer while a professor at Western Kentucky University; Tom Brink, the founder and President of Top Dollar Angus; and Mark McCully, Vice President of Production for the Certified Angus Beef brand.
Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food. It is also a continuum, because the more a food firm spends on effective technologies and protocols to ensure safe food, the greater chance the foods are protected against contamination.
For the breeding soundness evaluation to be successful, bulls should be evaluated 30 to 60 days before the start of breeding. It is important to allow sufficient time to replace questionable bulls. Bulls could also be evaluated at the end of breeding to determine if their fertility decreased.
That’s one way to read results from a 16-year comparative calf price study by Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB). The fall 2014 “Here’s the Premium” (HTP) report compares auction prices for nearly 14,000 calves of known Angus vs. non-Angus genetics at 10 markets from California to Kentucky and North Dakota to New Mexico.