Traceable molecules, traceable food

May 18, 2011 by Drovers
Earlier this week, we posted an article titled "Corn-o-phobia," a somewhat tongue-in-cheek description of chemical analysis for verifying the dietary history of the animal that produced a cut of beef.

Face fly control guide

May 18, 2011 by Drovers
The face fly congregates about the eyes and nose of animals, causing annoyance and possible disease transmission. This NebGuide discusses face fly breeding and effective controls.

Livestock and streams

May 18, 2011 by Drovers
A stream crossing will control animal and vehicles crossing the stream. It can also be used to control access point for livestock watering.

Fencing trailer

May 16, 2011 by Drovers
Building or repairing fences in remote, rugged pastures has always presented an obstacle for ranchers.

Beef slaughter weights declining

May 16, 2011 by Drovers
Higher cattle prices and increasing costs for feeding cattle are helping send cattle to market at lighter weights this spring, and in some cases, the decrease is dramatic.

The code of ethics for selling beef

May 16, 2011 by Drovers
Consumers concerned about animal care and handling need to know that – since 2000 – cattle producers who comply with Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) standards follow the "Code of Ethics For Selling Market Cows &; Bu

Allflex acquires Destron Fearing Corp.

May 13, 2011 by Drovers
Allflex USA, Inc. has expanded its business in animal identification technology, with news it has acquired Destron Fearing Corporation the animal-identification branch of Digital Angel Corp., for $25 million in cash.

USMEF-Japan Relief Efforts Continuing

May 12, 2011 by Drovers
While recovery efforts continue in Japan following the devastating March 11 earthquake, the USMEF in Japan is finding an ongoing need for the relief activities funded by generous U.S. producers.

Implant calves this year?

May 10, 2011 by Drovers
In all of cattle management there are few things as easy to administer, consistent in response or as well documented as the use of growth promotant implants.

Beef cattle deworming strategies

May 09, 2011 by Drovers
Beef cattle deworming is very important to reduce internal parasites. Cattle are not only threatened by outside pests like face flies and horn flies, but also internal parasites like lungworms and gastrointestinal round