Cattle producers in the Southeast have often asked questions about the need for shade, and its impact on performance.
A major winter storm this past week extended in a belt across the middle of the country from Denver east to the mid-Atlantic coast.
Beef demand may also be impacted as weather disrupts travel and business.
Widespread wildfires mean Australian cattle and beef production will be reduced for the foreseeable future and rebuilding, whenever it can begin, will take several years.
The latest Drought Monitor shows that drought continues to worsen in the southern High Plains. Across the continental U.S., 0.55 percent of the country is in D4 (Exceptional) drought.
Not as many heifers are making it into feedlots, but what is the effect on carcass quality?
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has made 35 appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.
According to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, shade for beef cattle in southwest Missouri is vitally important and even helpful.