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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a mobile shade machine?

A Wisconsin farmer unveiled his innovative break-through in cattle cooling last week. It looks like something out of the future, or a piece of technology that belongs only behind the doors of NASA’s engineering department. FULL STORY »

Genetics, environment influence cattle hair shedding

It is summertime in the Ozarks and the temperature and humidity are rising. That can spell trouble for beef cattle that still haven’t shed off their winter coats according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Review: Bullish cattle-on-feed report fuels fire Play video

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold 3.00-8.00 higher with the full advance on yearlings which were actually higher than two weeks ago and ended up gaining ground through last week’s knee-jerk correction. FULL STORY »

Building beef cow herd requires quality management and genetics

Rebuilding a beef cow herd to capture record-setting high prices is more than saving heifers to breed. Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension beef specialist, said heifers need management – and new breeding technology. FULL STORY »

Fall grazing of cover crops

If you are considering planting a cover crop after grain harvest, consider whether the planting might also serve as fall forage for livestock. Cover crops planted after harvesting a major cash crop can serve multiple benefits. FULL STORY »

U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. FULL STORY »

2014 Farm Bill conservation compliance changes

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification. FULL STORY »

Cotton root rot inhibits alfalfa stand longevity

Alfalfa is considered one of the world's most important forage crops because of its high nutritive value and ease of incorporation into year-round grazing systems. FULL STORY »

California pays the price for Corn Belt’s cold snap

The unseasonable return of the jet stream brought cool temperatures to the Corn Belt and more heat to California. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Meet Cattlemen's Beef Board member Jo Stanko

Jo Stanko and her husband Jim owe their high country ranching lifestyle to his great grandfather who emigrated to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia in the late 1800's. FULL STORY »

Genetic selection for healthier cattle

The adoption of advanced genetic selection tools such as Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) has been one of the greatest success stories in improving productivity in the beef industry. The ability to select and find cattle that excel in growth while still delivering acceptable calving ease FULL STORY »

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