Beef News

Early Path to Quality Beef

By : Justin Sexten, Ph.D., Director, CAB Supply Development   You know the role health and nutrition play in feedlot performance, carcass quality grade and profitability. Yet many readers challenge the idea that these benefits can be realized at the ranch, unless they retain ownership beyond the farm or ranch gate. The increasingly transparent market…

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Optimizing dairy beef production

By : Kevin Gould, Jerry Lindquist, Michigan State University Extension   Beef production from dairy breeds nationally represents 15-20% of all U.S. beef produced. In Michigan, the ratio is almost opposite with nearly 80% of all beef production coming from dairy breeds. For this reason alone, dairy beef production is of significant importance to our…

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NCBA Calling for Nominations for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards

CENTENNIAL, CO (March 22, 2018) — Award applications for the 12th annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards now are being accepted. The 2019 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef, dairy, marketing and education: The BQA Cow Calf and BQA Feedyard awards recognize producers who best demonstrate the implementation of BQA principles…

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Environmentally friendly cattle production (really)

Contact(s): Layne Cameron Media Communications,  Jason Rowntree Animal Science, Courtesy of Michigan State University Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean. However, today when cattle congregate, they’re often cast as the poster animals for overgrazing, water pollution and an…

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PRODUCERS USE SEVERAL EFFICIENCY MEASURES TO MANAGE BEEF HERDS

By: Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Cow-calf producers use a variety of efficiency measures to help manage production systems. Many of these are technical efficiencies that capture physical measures of output and input use and range from very specific measures to more broad-based values that incorporate a range of production components. For example, pregnancy…

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