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Clearing up miscommunication around sustainability

August 27, 2021

NCBA’s sustainability goals aim to clear up consumer perceptions around beef production. As long as there has been language, there has been miscommunication. Nowhere is that more painfully obvious than when you’re working cattle with your family. We raised Angus cattle, and I can’t tell you how many times my father hollered at us on […]

Cattle industry commits to climate neutrality by 2040

August 13, 2021

The U.S. cattle industry is setting three main goals to hit before 2040. By: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) solidified U.S. cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of U.S. cattle industry sustainability goals. Beef producers in the United States are already the global leader […]

Improve pasture management with good paddock design

July 23, 2021

Pay attention to key factors when setting up grazing systems. By: Darrell Boone If you’ve heard about management-intensive grazing systems in which the animals are moved from one small paddock to another multiple times each day, you likely have one of two reactions: That would be a great way to get the absolute most out […]

Senate hearing focuses on need for ag labor reform

July 23, 2021

Dairy and pork industries promote need for year-round labor in comprehensive labor reform. By: Jacqui Fatka  The future of undocumented farmworkers and needed changes in securing agricultural labor were the focus of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 21 featuring over two hours of questioning of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack during the first panel and […]

Niche market for ranch-raised beef on the rise

June 25, 2021

Selling beef from the farm to the consumer may provide opportunities for high premiums. By: Blair Fannin SUGGESTED EVENT Farm Progress ShowAug 31, 2021 to Sep 02, 2021 Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according […]

No easy solution on fixing cattle markets

June 25, 2021

Senate Ag hearing reveals mixed views on how cattle market got where it is and what is needed to offer cattle producers relief going forward. By: Jacqui Fatka Beef producers and economists shared the witness table at an unprecedented Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on June 23  -“Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to […]

Vaccinating young livestock against disease is affordable, practical

May 25, 2021

The price of a single calf, lamb or kid lost to a preventable disease could pay for the vaccination program for a producer’s entire herd or flock. By: Will Hehemann, UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Whether raising sheep or cattle, livestock producers should always plan on vaccinating their young animals, Dr. David […]

Grazing more help than harm for plants, animals

May 25, 2021

The practice can control non-native plants and maintain habitat and ecosystems to support a variety of species. By: Sheila J. Barry Research recently published in the journal Sustainability documents a role for livestock grazing to support the conservation of imperiled plant and animal species in California.  Livestock grazing occurs in every county except San Francisco and is the […]

Does your cow worry about flies? Yes

May 17, 2021

Here is a refresher on identifying and treating horn and face flies in beef herds. By: Mindy Ward If your cattle are stomping, grouping up, twitching tails or licking their backs trying to rid themselves of flies, it is a sign of anxiety. The behavior is actually a syndrome pegged by veterinarians as “fly worry.” […]

It’s all about your market philosophy

May 17, 2021

If producers make money with cattle despite all that is going on in the blame game right now, it implies the blame game is fake. By: Doug Ferguson Every week there is a story that develops in the market and at individual auctions.  I pay attention to this and that is where I come up […]