Beef News

BeefTalk: Expect to Hang Two-thirds of the Cow’s Weight on the Rail

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service   I enjoy pondering over numbers collected from the Dickinson Research Extension Center beef herds. One number I ponder over, for example, is cow size and how it relates to carcass size. Just like the industry, the discussion of cow size is complex, and pondering includes searching…

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What By-Products Do We Get From Cattle?

By : Brandi Buzzard Frobose, Courtesy of Buzzard’s Beat   What do we get from cattle (besides a headache when they get out of their pasture)? A lot. So the obvious products we get from cows are meat and milk, right? If that wasn’t obvious to you, it’s totally ok. The bottom line is that…

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Label Language Continues to Confuse Consumers

By : Garth Ruff,  AgNR Extension Educator, OSU Henry County Extension   I have always been curious about what goes through a person’s mind while shopping at the grocery store. In the past couple of weeks, I have read several articles regarding consumer surveys, gauging consumer wants and purchasing habits when at the grocery store.…

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Basic Beef Production Guidelines

Author : Melanie Barkley, Extension Educator, Livestock, Courtesy of Penn State Extension   Raising beef cattle can be a profitable enterprise. However, there are several management skills that each beef producer should have to be successful. Each beef cattle enterprise has different resources: land, labor, capital, feed and management. To raise beef cattle profitably, you…

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CattleFax elects 2018 Officers, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

CENTENNIAL, COLO. (February 15, 2018) –Dale Smith, a cattle producer from Amarillo, Texas, was elected 2018 President of CattleFax at the 50th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 1, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz.  Smith is a cow/calf, stocker operator and cattle feeder based out of the Texas panhandle with operations in the Texas Panhandle,…

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