The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Cottonwood Fire one of South Dakota’s largest

    Ranchers lost pasture, fences and cattle

  • Emergency Response

    First responders learn about livestock handling 

  • Additional business advice
     Texas A&M Extension Economist Jason Johnson suggests that to protect the financial viability of a ranch business, the following six strategies should be considered.
  • Cattle deaths being investigated
    Cattle deaths in Iowa and North Dakota are under investigation and said to be intentional. 
  • Lynas shares his GMO journey
    “I used to destroy crops,” he said to the crowd at Nebraska Innovation Campus. “I used to destroy them because I believed that there was something fundamentally unnatural and inescapably evil about technology and genetic modification.”
  • Experts weigh in on the threats to business

  • “I started with the Sandhills Cattle Association in 1954, and most of the members ran a couple hundred cows,” says Frank Sibert, noting how, at the time, a well-managed herd of that size could provide a decent living for a ranch family.

  • Dart guns to administer medications to sick cattle in the pasture have become increasingly popular in the past few years. Several research trials evaluating their effectiveness on drug delivery, efficacy, impacts on meat quality and other factors are underway.
  • Trending ag topics
     Grassfed beef labels, the Global Food Security Treaty and bees that made the endangered species list are among this week’s top picks.
  • Tips for smooth transition to feedlot
    Producers transitioning calves from a life on pasture to the feedlot should keep a few things in mind for a smooth transition.
  • Ag industry economist David Kohl says the number one question he’s currently being asked is “When is this market going to turn around?” 
  • China lifting ban

    U.S. beef will be accepted once again from China, but conditions on how and when are yet to be determined.

  • Brazil ready to send beef to U.S.
    According to reports, three main international beef producing companies who have plants in Brazil; JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva, have all had individual Brazil units (plants) approved for export to the U.S. 
  • Bottom line beef producer
    “We do things really different with our cattle business,” Vance Mitchell is proud to proclaim. The Lolita, Texas, rancher represents the 7th generation of his extended family to operate the ranch which was established in 1876.
  • Ramping up research

    New Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility will help region collect data on different cattle management systems

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