Even for those who enjoyed timely summer rains, the marginal economics of the cattle business and rising feed costs continue to cause nearly everyone to search for ways to do more with less.
A recent paper offers an interesting look at an alternative model for growing cattle health and performance where efficiency was achieved using less.
New research highlights the ability of behavior monitoring to predict disease while enhancing health outcomes and making the pen rider's job easier.
When loading and unloading cattle, the choice of "movement assistance device" may affect the loading outcome as well as the end product.
The advancements in technology and handling of data privacy we are currently witnessing provide a useful structure to look at options for a traceable beef product.
As many operations look to navigate the challenges imposed by Covid-19, it seems timely to consider the value of a system built around optionality.
Which is more financially advantageous on your ranch if the average is the same, uniformity from top to bottom or bottom-end discounts offset by premiums from top-end excellence?
As technology advances, our ability to monitor behavior in a normal feeding environment will help determine if efficiency causes the behavior or the behavior makes cattle more efficient.