When he began his year as chairman of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) in November 2008, Monte Cluck set a unique goal: to personally visit as many TCFA member feed yards as possible. Twelve months later, he had managed to make it to more than 60 yards and described the experience as one of my most enjoyable times of the past year.
The decline in beef demand is the biggest challenge facing the industry, Cattle-Fax Executive Vice President Randy Blach said at the Texas Cattle Feeders Association Annual Convention in Amarillo, TX. Weve averaged $83 to $84 on fed cattle this year.
The California Cattlemens Association (CCA) named veterinarian and educator Bennie I. Osburn, DVM, the 2009 Gordon K. Van Vleck Memorial Award winner on Nov. 13 in Sparks, NV, at the conclusion of the 93rd Annual CCA Convention.
Flushing is a management term for providing high quality feeds, usually grains, prior to the start of the breeding to increase reproductive performance. Flushing has been used in the swine industry to increase the number of ovulations in sows. Can this concept be applied to young beef females that calve in less than adequate body condition?.
Cattle feeding conditions vary by location. One yard might be knee deep in snow while the other is dealing with piles of mud. Record high temperatures might cause heat stress in one area while cattle in another region are enduring torrential rainfall..
U.S. Cattlemens Association (USCA) representatives were in Washington, D.C., during the first week of November to share cattle producers concerns with policymakers on a number of cattle industry issues with a primary focus on the country of origin labeling (COOL) challenge under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The need for more return per calf has beef cattle producers looking at alternative production practices.Raising cattle naturally is a method that has attracted consumer demand, says Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Not to be confused with organic beef production, the U.
The Senate leadership announced last week that there won’t be any action to advance climate change legislation this year. The news came as President Barack Obama pushed for a bill before international talks on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. The shift in focus also means
Fed cattle trade started early last week with some light trade on Tuesday in the Corn Belt and better volume followed on Wednesday when the bulk of the week’s business was completed at prices steady to $1 lower than the previous week. Cattle traded in the Corn Belt at $129-130 dressed while