Whether you are looking to market spring-born calves, yearlings off grass or buying the next turn, everyone is looking to capture the value added by their management.
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.
When loading and unloading cattle, the choice of "movement assistance device" may affect the loading outcome as well as the end product.
We often consider the saving or revenue opportunity from technology, but this data reveal where the unexpected opportunity lies in the middle, preventing unnecessary treatment or finding calves we didn’t know were ill.
A recent paper offers an interesting look at an alternative model for growing cattle health and performance where efficiency was achieved using less.
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?
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 technology advances the range of sensor applications will continue to expand as will the duration of data collection.