Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Treating responsibly

“For both pinkeye and footrot cases, you’re going to want to have cattle in a place where you can check them 2 to 3 days later so if you need to treat them again, you can,” says John Maas, former veterinarian with the University of California at Davis Cooperative Extension, and chairman of the Beef Quality Assurance Advisory Board. 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 »

Use of selection skills: Key to success

The Animal Industry in the United States is one of the largest and most important economic sectors. Therefore, it is imperative that we understand the type of animals that are most efficient and most valuable in production. FULL STORY »

Working cattle safely and efficiently this spring

Application of most economically important management practices to commercial cowcalf operations require up close interaction with the cattle. Several of these jobs are carried out during the upcoming months. FULL STORY »

Cattle sorting skills facilitate management Play video

Sorting cattle is one of the real arts of animal husbandry. Sorting can be done for many reasons and by many methods. FULL STORY »

Video: Representatives discuss National Beef closure in Brawley

A committee from Imperial County discusses the National Beef plant closure in a press conference on Friday. The plant plans to close in April. FULL STORY »

National Beef statement in response to Brawley facility incentive

National Beef would like to thank the City of Brawley, Imperial County, the State of California, the regional cattle feeding industry and other community leaders that participated in developing and submitting a proposed incentive package in an effort to keep our Brawley processing facility open. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Weekly cattle slaughter falls

USDA's March cattle on feed report said there were 7.0% fewer cattle in large feedlots than on March 1, 2012. The average of pre-release trade predictions was that the on feed number would be down 6.5%. More on this in next week's report. FULL STORY »

NCBA Audio: The effect of a furlough on livestock producers

NCBA's Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall discusses the hearing held by the House Agriculture Committee in which USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack testified, answering questions about the sequestration cuts. FULL STORY »

University of Nebraska releases digital beef anatomy textbook app

A new app from NUBeef takes the user inside the carcasses of beef cattle. FULL STORY »

Dressed weights positive for beef production

Commercial beef production in 2012 was likely down just over 1 percent from production in 2011. FULL STORY »

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