Industry News

HUSKER RESEARCHERS LINKING CATTLE BEHAVIOR TO EFFICIENT BEEF PRODUCTION

Writer : Natalie Jones, IANR Media Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept. 14, 2020 — Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers are tracking the movements and behavioral patterns of beef cattle and how they link to efficient beef…

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NCBA On CFAP Round Two: President Trump Works Tirelessly For Our Nation’s Ranchers and Farmers

Read NCBA’s CFAP 2.0 FAQ NCBA this week released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that additional support would be made available to cattle producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). “We are pleased to see that USDA is using unspent funds in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to provide further relief to cattle producers who have…

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Fall Calving, Feeding Alternatives, Podcast Insights

Source : Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute Fall calving brings with it some advantages such as nice weather, dams in good body condition coming off of summer grazing and a more favorable marketing window for the calves at weaning. However, there are some drawbacks as well to include the potential for increased feed costs for lactating cows. Tune in to hear the beef cattle experts…

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Reviews Mixed on Proposed Price Discovery Legislation

While the much of cattle industry is divided on mandatory requirements for a percentage of fat cattle to be sold on the cash market, a Nebraska senator took the topic to Capital Hill, introducing a bill on the matter. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020 on September 22nd, suggesting the legislation would restore transparency and accountability in the cattle market by…

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Lameness in Ruminants Conference Moves to 2022

The foremost conference on hoof health postpones one year BLOOMINGTON, MINN., Sept. 15, 2020— The 21st International Symposium and 13thInternational Conference on Lameness in Ruminants, the leading biennial global event focused on improving hoof health, originally scheduled for August 2021, has been rescheduled. The event will now take place Aug. 1 – 5, 2022 in Bloomington, Minn. USA. The Lameness in Ruminants conference draws an audience of researchers, veterinarians,…

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