Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:07:46 -0500
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:07:46 -0500Which cows in your herd are making you money and who is losing you money? Every year, the cow-calf producer needs to critically evaluate each animal in the herd and decide if she is paying her upkeep
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:07:11 -0500A couple of weeks ago, here in Texas as well as numerous other locations across the US, temperatures bumped up into the 70's and even the 80's in some areas. This was in FEBRUARY! Granted, it has cooled back down but nonetheless it's already gotten warm in lots of locales across the country and will again very soon. That in mind, it's not too early to start the heat stress discussion and how this can affect animal performance. Heat stress is a major contributor to animal and production losses each year.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:49:04 -0500Environmental, social and economic sustainability is a long-held objective of the United States beef industry and the focus of a new, national research project.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:14:19 -0500Bull management before and during breeding season can improve producers' chances for reproductive success, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:13:07 -0500Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
Thu, 9 Mar 2017 14:36:09 -0500I remember learning early in life that humans should use all five of their senses, but darn it, mine don't work anymore.
Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:34:21 -0500Since man has managed and produced cattle, control of internal parasites (worms, flukes) has been an issue. And while the industry seems to repeatedly discuss and address the problem, given the implications on animal health and performance, revisiting the subject is a necessity.
Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:33:42 -0500Whether you're looking to buy or sell calves, feeders, breeding cows or bulls, it's always worth pondering the relative volume of inventory and where it exists.
Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:47:10 -0500The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:46:33 -0500Mouthwatering steaks, juicy burgers and delectable roasts. That's what consumers here in the U.S. love. But what about the underutilized parts of the beef animal? If we don't consume them here in the U.S., where do they go, and who uses them?
Thu, 2 Mar 2017 14:37:57 -0500Just missed it. Just missing a flight, a deadline for a major rebate, or watching your child's winning shot at a ball game. The feeling is much the same.
Thu, 2 Mar 2017 14:37:06 -0500LeBron James. Tom Brady. Usain Bolt. These names bring with them a certain performance standard. Each season, fans expect these athletes to be in top form, to perform and to achieve results no one else is capable of. You expect the same of your breeding bulls each season, but are you treating them like the athletes that they are?
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:15:31 -0500A tremendous crowd gathered at Cavender's Neches River Ranch to appraise the largest Brangus and Ultrablack bull sale in the state of Texas on November 19, 2016 and based upon the demand throughout the day, they liked what they saw.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:31:43 -0500Hooter was feeling lucky. He bought the set of calves because they were cheap enough, and he had some wheat pasture for them. But being able to sell them into an up market with solid gain as the grazing ran thin was more chance than plan. He knew that, but he also couldn't help feeling just a tiny bit proud.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:31:00 -0500The first use of artificial insemination was accomplished by Arab Sheiks who wanted to utilize bloodlines of tribal enemies. They would sneak up to the other tribe's herd at night with a mare in heat secretly collect semen from the stallion into a leather pouch and take it back to their own camp to inseminate a prize mare.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:31:39 -0500Artificial insemination (AI) offers cattle producers the opportunity to use semen from high-accuracy, genetically superior sires at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a herd bull with similar genetics.