A weather pattern known as La Nina created drought conditions, and subsequent wildfires, across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, But its weather cousin, El Nino, may develop, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
During the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, genomics companies Igenity and Pfizer Animal Genetics provided updates on the growing list of DNA tests and services they offer to beef producers. The two companies co
California's drought - its worst in decades - is likely to hold steady through the summer months and may not ease in the fall even with an anticipated El Niño weather pattern, a federal drought expert said on Friday.
The U.S. Climate Prediction Center raised the prospect that El Niño conditions could return after the Northern Hemisphere summer, causing adverse weather that could potentially disrupt the harvest of vital crops such a
With the arrival of summer we can generally expect warm to hot temperatures and less frequent rainfall. The vast majority of pastures managed for grazing in our area are composed of cool season grass species that grow b
The feared El Niño weather phenomenon could strike as early as the third quarter of 2012, raising prospects of wreaking weather havoc from North and South America to Asia, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said
Historically, the cattle cycles that the beef industry has observed for many years were self-regulating cycles of inventory driven by internal beef industry factors including calf price levels, beef cattle biology and t
So you already use low-stress handling practices for cattle arriving for backgrounding or finishing, including allowing calves to rest for a day or two before processing. Can you do more to help them acclimate, and if y
Meat prices are higher in the latest retail prices released for the month of June. The All Fresh retail beef price was $6.114/lb., up $0.059 cents from May and up $0.606/lb. from one year ago. The June retail pork price
When skid-steers entered the marketplace in the early 1960s they ushered in a totally new use of technology for on-farm mechanization. The tough, agile little lifters immediately found favor on farms and livestock opera
There is nothing like a cold drink of water on a hot day, and water intake is often greatest during the summer months for beef cattle. Water requirements roughly double as the temperature increases from 50 to 95'F. In g