Approximately 120 of the meat industry's best and brightest were on hand to welcome the incoming Class of 2015 Monday evening at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. Five of the new members were on hand to accept thei
Remember what a miserable year it was trying to get dry hay put up? In west-central Illinois, the rainy weather made it near impossible. In the month of May, we recorded rainfall on 15 of 31 days. In June, rainfall was
When skid-steers entered the marketplace in the early 1960s they ushered in a totally new use of technology for on-farm mechanization. The tough, agile little lifters immediately found favor on farms and livestock opera
When the VFD regulations go into effect, they will ONLY apply to antibiotics used in the feed! They will not affect other feed use medications such as; ionophores, coccidia, other parasite and insect control drugs, or r
Throughout 2015, U.S. sales figures for utility tractors was a mixed bag with machines in the 40-60 horsepower (hp) range recording a 2.5 percent drop in sales while demand for those in the 60-100 hp range were up 3.1 p
Every organization must have a changing of the guard. In the best of organizations, it happens slowly and with great care. The old lions must be allowed to continue to share their decades of invaluable experience whil
With Subway's recent announcement that it is planning to phase in "antibiotic-free" meat over the next decade, it seems the latest food fad has arrived. Led by environmental groups and Internet bloggers, food activists
The long-term goal of this project is to reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex through genomic selection. We would not want to challenge our herd to see if they are susceptible or not; too man
In my last BRD Report series, I wrote about how we're continuing to learn more about antibiotic resistance, and with that, identifying ways producers and veterinarians can be better stewards of antibiotics.
The beef checkoff's Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative hosted a "Meat Your Beef" channel influencer immersion event in Massachusetts on Oct. 27 for the corporate staff at C &; S Wholesale Grocers, as well as meat de
Some Oklahoma cow calf producers will use wheat pasture as a major source of winter feed for beef cows. If wheat pasture is the predominant feed in the diet of mature beef cows, providing an appropriate "wheat pasture"
At first glance, there may not be many similarities between agriculture and baseball, but as the Kansas City Royals revel in their first World Series win in 30 years, we take a moment to celebrate the similarities betwe
All American Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety an