John Maday

Nominate some young veterinarians

The “40 Under 40” award program absolutely should include several bovine veterinarians in its list of honorees this year, and you can help make it happen. FULL STORY »

Beef exports gain steam in May

The latest trade data from USDA and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) show continued strength in international demand for U.S. agricultural products, with beef and pork exports particularly encouraging during May. FULL STORY »

Practical research at U.S. MARC Play video

Chad Engle, who manages livestock operations at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (U.S. MARC) near Clay Center, Nebraska, describes the center’s cattle herds, genetic evaluations and feeding trials. FULL STORY »

Maintain momentum for BQA Play video

Consumer preferences and the value of cattle add to the importance of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification and adherence to BQA guidelines. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Funston on heifer development Part 2 Play video

Part 2: After years of contraction, beef herds are poised to expand. University of Nebraska animal scientist Rick Funston, PhD, discusses the implications of cattle numbers and how improving heifer fertility and conception early in the calving season can efficiently boost numbers. FULL STORY »

A peek behind the curtain at GeneSeek

During the Beef Improvement Federation’s recent post-conference tour in the Lincoln, Neb. area, the group visited the brand-new laboratory facilities of GeneSeek, one of the leading companies in genomic testing and profiling for cattle and other livestock. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Funston on heifer development Play video

Part 1: University of Nebraska animal scientist Rick Funston, PhD, discusses systems for developing beef heifers with low inputs and lower costs while maintaining long-term fertility. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: The long-term impact of cow nutrition

Experts in human health have long known that the mother’s nutrition during pregnancy can positively or negatively affect the long-term health of her baby. Many of the interactions, however, are not well understood and remain under study. Similar influences occur in cattle, but again, many questions remain as to critical nutrients, critical times during gestation and the outcomes in terms of animal health, performance and beef quality. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Genetics and BRDC

For cattle producers and veterinarians, bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) presents a perplexing and persistent challenge. BRD is the most common disease and cause of death loss in cattle, and about 20 different pathogens can be involved in cases. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Research at US-MARC

Following the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) conference last week in Lincoln, Neb., two bus-loads of attendees participated in a one-day tour, visiting Circle 5 feedlot, GeneSeek and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) near Clay Center. FULL STORY »

BIF presentations, summaries available online

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) annual conference took place last week in Lincoln, Nebraska, with researchers and producers presenting a wealth of information on beef cattle genetics, nutrition, beef quality and more. FULL STORY »

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