The Cattle Business Weekly
  • False claims, flyovers and fraud
    A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty in federal court to falsely claiming he lost more than a hundred cattle during the autumn blizzard of 2013. 
  • Variety of topics covered at Range Beef Cow Symposium
    Stockmanship, reproduction, welfare, cow efficiency, markets, drought planning, young producers and cattle nutrition were just a few of the topic areas covered at the event. 
  • Long-term, Colorado seedstock breeder Lee Leachman is bullish on the beef business. However, he believes the next few years could become increasingly challenging for cow-calf producers.  
  • Greybull, WY man earns top honors in ag photo contest
    Todd Werbelow’s photo of cows gathered under a bare tree and silhouetted beneath clouds tinted gold, purple, pink and orange by the morning sun won the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division’s eighth annual Ag Photo Contest recently. 
  •  Finding Solutions: Animal agriculture and antibiotic stewardship
    A national task force report on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture spotlights the need to make finding solutions a top public health priority. 
  • Take a look at these books
    Three recent books are stirring conversations about agriculture, as they explore different thoughts and ideas connected to food production. 
  • Washington in Brief
    Recent Capitol happenings that impact you include WOTUS, the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Trans Pacific Partnership. 
  • Jerry Wulf of Wulf Cattle Company, Jerry Connealy of Connealy Angus, and Loren Berger of Berger’s Headmasters say customer satisfaction is the name of the game in seedstock production. 
  • As farm profits dip lower, consider your options, cut expenses where needed, communicate through difficulties, and protect income as the highest priority. 
  • Aberdeen’s New Angus plant ready to ramp up
    New Angus LLC recently got conditional use clearance for its “45471” inspection number for the plant. USDA inspectors visited with company members to test equipment for a mid-November processing goal. 
  • Simulation provides information on how to potentially minimize FMD economic loss using an emergency vaccination program. 
  • The program will include a progressive rancher forum, a young rancher dialogue and committee meetings. There will also be a trade show, business meeting and legislative breakfast.  
  •  Science doesn’t support meat cancer link
    "The opinion by the IARC committee to list red meat as a probable carcinogen does not change that fact. The available scientific evidence simply does not support a causal relationship between red or processed meat and any type of cancer," says Shalene McNeill, PhD, RD. 
  • Federal task force to develop registry for drone use
    But farmers who want to use drones in their operations for activities like crop scouting and checking on livestock will still have to wait until the Federal Aviation Administration issues its final rules that would govern the use of small UAS in agriculture and other enterprises, said Peggy Hall, Ohio State University Extension’s agricultural and resource law field specialist. 
  • Gearing up for bull buying time
    In determining where to buy bulls, a cow/calf producer should look for seedstock producers with good reputations, the breed needed, quality genetics and the documentation necessary to validate genetic quality, such as actual performance and expected progeny differences (EPDs). 
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