Advice And Tips

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Cow Calf

Monitor BCS for cow fertility

During the recent Cattlemen’s College at the Cattle Industry Convention, University of Florida animal scientist Cliff Lamb, PhD, discussed the close connection between nutrition and reproductive efficiency in beef cows. He also stressed the value of using BCS as a tool for monitoring the nutritional status of cows and thus their likelihood to breed back in a timely manner.


WASDE: Production up for meat, milk

The 2016 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month as higher forecast pork and broiler production more than offsets reduced forecasts for beef and turkey. USDA’s Cattle report, released January 29, estimated that the cattle inventory continued to increase and pointed to a higher level of cattle outside feedlots on January 1, 2016.

Drovers Cow/Calf

Use genetic predictors carefully for herd rebuilding

Three key management concepts can help commercial cow calf operations improve the productivity of their cow herds. However, planning and preparation must take place well in advance of the spring breeding season.


Consumer Trends: A menu for the year 2050

It’s human nature to want to know what’s going to happen, but the future is notoriously difficult to predict. While we await the jetpacks and apartments on the moon prognosticators foresaw decades ago, let’s ponder what we might be eating in the future.


Coming back to a grill near you: Argentine steaks

Argentina could reclaim a strong presence on dining tables worldwide by exporting up to twice as much beef in the next two years, after the new center-right government cut export taxes and quotas on the red meat, industry groups said.

Cow Calf

Cow-nutrition basics

During the recent Cattlemen’s College at the Cattle Industry Convention in San Diego, Clay Mathis, PhD, director and endowed chair at Texas A&M’s, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, discussed the importance of protein in maintaining cow condition and some basics for determining supplementation levels.


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