Beef News

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Focus on Transportation

Incorporating good stockmanship during sorting, loading and unloading can assist in reducing bruising. Photo courtesy of Troy Walz. By Rob Eirich, Nebraska Director of BQA and Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Transportation plays an important in cattle production. The majority of cattle in the United States have been transported with a stock trailer or semi cattle…

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Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance Performance 2008-2017

By Jay Parsons and Jim Jansen, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Livestock producers have many of the same risk management insurance needs as crop producers. Price and market uncertainties pose a significant risk to cattle producers with a substantial amount of money invested in breeding livestock, land, and other infrastructure. Price protection through…

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Mid-year Cattle Inventory Suggests Slower Expansion Ahead

By : Dr. Kenny Burdine, Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Kentucky   USDA’s January Cattle Inventory Report suggested that growth in the size of the US cow herd was slowing.  July’s numbers generally pointed in a similar direction.  Both beef cow numbers and total cattle and calves were up about 1% from July 2017, which…

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KY CPH-45 – It’s Still the One!

By : Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Professor, University of Kentucky   Kentucky’s Certified Preconditioned for Health (CPH-45) feeder calf program is still the premier management program for weaned calves in the country.  That’s a bold statement but I believe it to be true.  Preconditioning (preweaning and vaccinating calves prior to marketing) has NOT always…

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National Cattlemen’s Foundation Accepting Applications for W.D. Farr Scholarships

Support to Graduate Students Committed toBeef Industry Advancement DENVER (August 10, 2018) – The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry…

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