Latest News From Beef Production

Winter feeding
Missouri Seeks Cows For GrowSafe Feed Efficiency Research

Researchers at University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center are inviting beef producers to take part in a program to identify beef cows that use feed efficiently.

1 month ago
Vest Ranch, Childress, Texas
The Right Fit

One of the cow’s greatest assets is her ability to work in varied environments. Matching cows with available resources takes focus and action by ranchers.

1 month ago
Cattle and hog feeding
Rising Feed Costs Challenge Cattle And Hog Producers

Livestock producers will face more feed cost inflation next year than they have in a decade, challenging their ability to recover from a difficult, volatile 2020.

1 month ago
Lost Peaks Ranch
Derrell Peel: U.S. Protein Export Markets

U.S. global meat protein exports have continued to evolve in 2020.  Some of the changes this year reflect ongoing trends in global meat markets but the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected protein trade.

1 month ago
Winter feeding
Glenn Selk: Plan Now For Spring Colostrum Needs

It is not too soon to begin to prepare for spring calving season.  Locating, obtaining, and storing several doses of colostrum or colostrum replacer will come in handy before the first heifers start to go into labor.

1 month ago
How Do We Build a More Resilient Supply Chain?

No one denies the pandemic ramped up changes that needed to be made in the food supply chain. Will past hesitations be set aside as the industry seeks to find ways to be more resilient to avoid a repeat of the spring?

1 month ago
Greg Hanes: Change for Change’s Sake?

It’s easy to get swept up by the itch for something different, change for change’s sake. But, it’s important to do your homework, because there are many reasons producers still value the Beef Checkoff, Hanes says.

1 month ago
Beef outlook 2021
2021 Beef Outlook: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Disruptions to the beef industry from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely linger into 2021, but the result may not be all bad for producers, Don Close, animal protein analyst at Rabo AgriFinance told AgriTalk.

1 month ago