Hay baled late needs supplements, but test first
Temperatures drop, sunshine dims and pastures stop growing. That’s when cow nutrition becomes critical, says Justin Sexten, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist. FULL STORY »
Video series addresses “superbugs” in meat and poultry products
Consumers aware of food safety issues may worry about “superbugs,” but the bacterium resistant to all antibiotics that can cause a foodborne illness is rare according to the latest Meat MythCrusher video. FULL STORY »
How do you compare to USDA's income, expense summary?
While good crop yields will help boost your income for 2013, lower prices will keep them in storage. FULL STORY »
Conventionally produced beef…safe and sustainable?
We are all bombarded with the propaganda that conventionally raised beef is not healthy or sustainable by media, society, and even some of our fellow producers. FULL STORY »
Where is the safety net? There is no safety net
It could be worse than we thought. With record corn production in a year with heavy spring rains and late planting problems, the price drop in recent weeks suggests that corn demanders see the crop-reducing effects of 2012 drought as an aberration—since apparently improved seed genetics successfully protected 2013 corn production from moderate drought and planting problems. FULL STORY »
Lead negotiator sees January finish for overdue U.S. farm bill
Congress could enact a new U.S. farm law that cuts food stamps for the poor and expands federally subsidized crop insurance in January if negotiators soon break a deadlock, the lawmaker overseeing the negotiations said on Tuesday. FULL STORY »
December 2013: Did you know...
You know that genetics set the base for profitability in all segments of the cattle industry. Earlier this year, Shawn Walter and Ron Hale of Professional Cattle Consultants summarized feedlot data showing what kind of cattle generate added dollars. And guess what? The high growth, high grading cattle were most profitable. FULL STORY »
Commercial Manure Applicator Training scheduled for Jan. 7
Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training on Jan. 7 to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements. FULL STORY »
Is hay still the best choice to winter cows?
The feed cost environment for 2013-2014 is dramatically different compared to last year. Corn and corn-derived feeds such as distiller’s grains and silage are only about half the cost of one year ago. FULL STORY »
Fact sheet: Farm bill programs and the environment, economy
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Dale Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Ducks Unlimited to highlight the value of public-private conservation efforts and the record conservation results achieved by producers, landowners and the USDA since 2009. FULL STORY »
- Livestock marketing: Beef demand holding up in the holiday season
- EPA’s proposed rule to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard
- NCBA announces speaker lineup for 2014 convention
- Cow-calf corner: Hay feeding for winter-stressed cattle
- AVC names Sjeklocha Consultant of the Year
- KLA speakers predicting a golden age for Kansas ranchers in 2014
- U.S. beef imports strengthen in 2012
- Changes to pipeline infrastructure to relieve Cushing bottleneck
- NCBA Op-Ed: EPA’s regulatory overreach
- Ethanol cut may drive down U.S. corn prices, drive up subsidies
- Burger King profit boosted by cost cuts, new food
- New debate expected on immigrant workers in Mississippi