U.S. beef cow slaughter during 2014 was 2.6 million cows, the first time this number has been below 3 million since 2006. Since 1990, when beef cow slaughter falls below 3 million, the beef cow inventory normally sees a
Grazing season is most commonly thought of as grazing during a period of time while the base forage is actively growing. This works great for producers who are seasonal in nature, such as stocker operators who grow wint
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
Bloat has been described in agricultural writings since A.D. 60. Names for bloat have changed over the years: hoove, hoven, tympany, and blown have appeared in English journals of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Cattle prices peaked at unprecedented levels in 2014, fell off a cliff in 2015, and have taken a another steep nosedive in 2016. When you look at the chart above you can see that prices for weaned steers have fallen sh
The Meat Industry Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Members of the Class of 2017. The Class was selected from a lengthy list of distinguished nominees. A record number of votes were cast by current members of the Ha
Storing manure is a common practice on farms and for those who keep
animals. A well-designed manure storage facility must also be well
managed in order to prevent environmental concerns from developing.