Champion USA, LLC announced today the EPA approval for new JustiFLY 3% (diflubenzuron) Feedthrough Larvicide and for DFBZ Technical Diflubenzuron. New JustiFLY 3% Feedthrough is cleared for use in pasture and confinemen
A contract dispute between the longshoremen's union and the companies that operate some of the country's busiest ports on the Pacific coast has lately started to get the attention of the meat industry. This is not a ne
Recently, I spent an hour with Mr. Carpenter in his office discussing the ‘State of the Union' between NAMA and AMI. Because of the length of this interview, it will be split into two parts. This week, we discuss me
To get a handle on soil erosion while increasing organic matter, producers will often look to the use of cover crops to lock in moisture and maintain a healthy environment. In a recent study by the Agricultural Research
The 2015 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is higher than last month on increases to beef, pork, and poultry production. The milk production forecast for 2015 is lowered from last month as slower growth in output per cow more than offsets faster herd expansion.
During the "Cattlemen's College" sessions at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention last week, George Seidel, Ph.D., a reproductive physiologist and distinguished professor at Colorado State University's College of Veterin
Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected with BVD to the State Veterinarian. While not all states have adopted thi
With calving just beginning, it is hard to think about next year's calf crop. However, with bull sales underway, the 2015 AI beef sire directories available, it is time to think about breeding season especially if you w
At the "Best of Beef Breakfast" during last week's Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Vance Publishing, the NCBA and attendees recognized the beef industry honorees from the 2014 40 Under 40 program.
It's a new world of cattle prices and some of the old rules of thumb that have been used for years need to be modified. I still hear folks talking about a $10/cwt slide for calf prices…the idea that calf prices should
Commercial cow-calf producers and seedstock breeders interested in purchasing a total performance tested bull will want to attend the 2015 Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale. The sale will be the leadoff event of the
A popular question this time of year is "How much can I afford to pay for a bull." My go-to answer is usually… "How much revenue loss would you have from a pasture full of open cows?" After all, we often de-value the
For some the "spring" calving season is upon them, although the calendar still says it is winter. For others, the start of the spring calving season is still several months away. The value of calves under current market
Once cool-season forages begin to reemerge in your grazing pastures, grass tetany can become a potential problem in grazing cattle. We typically see issues with grass tetany during the months of February, March and Apri
Alfalfa is an excellent choice to feed as a supplement to beef cows that are later in their pregnancy. Seldom do we think of hay as being a supplement, but the right high-quality forage, such as alfalfa, certainly can b
It is never too early to start developing a marketing plan for the current calf crop and the next anticipated calf crop. February is a prime time to develop a marketing strategy for the 2015 calf crop regardless if the