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John Phipps: Are Tariffs Part Of The Problem With Inflation?

Do tariffs fuel inflation? John Phipps's Customer Support segment explains why economists have struggled to come up with estimates of economic effects due to lingering COVID influence on world business.

A Million Beef Cows Gone? Texas’ Devastating Drought Could Leave Generational Scars

Beef producers are culling older cows, cows with any health concerns and selling calves earlier, plus planting and trying to store up some hay. Without rain, it's a struggle.

Mob Grazing Debunked: Is it the ‘Golden Ticket’ to Grazing Efficiency and Soil Health?

Intensive or ‘mob’ grazing allows for higher stocking densities, but does it provide benefits to soil health and biodiversity? UNL researchers share their findings after an eight-year study.

Tips for Preventing Neospora-induced Abortions

Neospora is the most commonly diagnosed cause of abortions in cattle both domestically and worldwide.

Tips To Avoid Nitrate, Prussic Acid Poisoning Following Drought

Nitrates and prussic acid build up in forages to levels dangerous to livestock during drought. Consuming such forages can cause illness and even death to livestock.

Panhandle Ranch, Environmental Technology Co. Plan New 'Sustainable' Feedlot

A developer of an advanced waste treatment technology says it will partner with a cattle ranch to build a 15,000 head sustainable beef feedlot near Dalhart, Texas.

Researchers Explore Risks of Feeding Waste Milk

Feeding waste milk to calves captures high-quality nutrients and adds value to a product that otherwise would be discarded. But recent research sheds light on concerns about the practice.

Down Cow Care Do's and Don'ts

Dr. Shaw Perrin, DVM and assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, offers recommendations on how to best assist down cows, along with some practices to avoid.

Managing Early Weaned Beef Calves

Early weaning can help reduce the pressure on drought-stressed pastures, but ranchers should evaluate feeding, management, and marketing options prior to weaning.

Cattle Producers Face Relentless Heat and Drought, Hard Decisions To Be Made

Challenging conditions continue to plague cattle ranchers as they run short of feed and are forced to make tough decisions for their operation.

Are You Culling the Right Cows?

With beef prices soaring and milk prices in favorable conditions, producers are keeping a keen eye on cows who are not pulling their own weight.

NCBA Backs Food and Energy Security Act

NCBA supports the Food and Energy Security Act introduced by Sen. John Thune, R-SD. The bill would require federal regulators to disclose how proposed rules would impact food and energy prices.

Utah Ranch Honored with National Environmental Stewardship Award

JY Ferry & Son, Inc. in Corinne, Utah, is the 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) national winner. The award annually recognizes outstanding stewardship and conservation achievements of cattle producers.

Dr. Billy Powell Receives Beef Checkoff Visionary Award

Former Alabama Cattlemen's Association executive vice president Dr. Billy Powell was presented with the second annual Beef Checkoff Visionary Award during the 2022 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, Reno, Nevada.

Speer: Turns Out Alternative (Meat) Isn’t Really An Alternative

Recent sales data suggest alternative proteins are struggling to maintain the momentum the products enjoyed after first hitting the market.

Drovers Drought Webinar is Wednesday – Register Here

Drought has been a topic of conversation among ranchers for several months. Join us Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 3 p.m. CST as we discuss drought and it's impacts on producers.

Researchers Successfully Test First Vaccine to Prevent Bovine Anaplasmosis

A new study involving the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is paving the way forward in controlling a devastating and costly cattle disease: bovine anaplasmosis.

Peel: Drought Impacts Advancing Rapidly

Drought impacts have accelerated sharply in the southern plains in July, with the volume of feeder cattle in Oklahoma auctions up 24% the last two weeks and the volume of cows and bulls up nearly 124%.

Lameness in Ruminants Conference Updates its Schedule

The Lameness in Ruminants Conference Planning Committee released an updated schedule for its 21st International Symposium and 13th International Conference, scheduled for Aug. 1-5, in Bloomington, Minn.

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Improve Performance with Effective Fly Control for Cattle

Flies can cost producers approximately 20 lbs. of lost weight gain. Planning now to prevent and control both face and horn flies can help put your beef producers pounds and dollars ahead this fall.

13 Facts About Fly Control For Horses and Cattle  

“Flies are hard to control. And a lot of times, we can't control them adequately with only one modality. We need to use a variety of options,” says Tony Hawkins, DVM.

Heifer Shortage to Limit Expansion

Crossbreeding for beef cows and the cost of raising heifers have added to the replacement heifer shortage.

July Cattle on Feed and Cattle Inventory Reports: Here’s What to Expect

As Cattle on Feed and Cattle inventory reports release today, economist Kevin Coburn shares his expectations and how the numbers might affect the cattle cycle.

Groups Urge EPA To Target CAFOs

Environmental and advocacy groups are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use its authority to conduct more oversight of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).

Australia Raises Its FMD Alert

Australian authorities said this week they have detected "viral fragments" of foot and mouth disease on a small number of products entering the country from Indonesia and China.

CSU’s Sue VandeWoude named next dean of College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Sue VandeWoude, a Colorado State University distinguished professor and world-renowned veterinary virologist, has been named the next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The ‘Beagle Brigade’ Receives Industry-Wide Support in Protection of U.S. Agriculture

Canines serve as a valuable asset in protecting the U.S. agriculture industry, helping detect foreign animal diseases and other invasive species and pests from entering the border.

John Phipps: Why Can't the U.S. Figure Out a Way to Move Water From the Great Lakes to the West?

As the Western U.S. faces a megadrought, why can't the U.S. move water around the country like it's done with energy? John Phipps explores the physical and political hurdles potential water infrastructure would face.

Plan Now to Make It Through the Winter: Part I

Worries about drought and how to make it through the winter with limited or no stored forage has monopolized our thoughts, energy, and time. There are critical steps that need to be made in order for us to make it.

Varcor: From Dairy Waste to Drinking Water

The VarcorTM system from Washington state-based Sedron Technologies  converts dairy manure into high-value components in a continuous closed loop, all without tractors, manure spreaders, or waste lagoons.

Managing Cows Through Dry Conditions: What Options Do I Have?

Hot, dry conditions have taken a toll on pasture growth this year. What should cattle producers consider to conserve grass in these dry areas?

Be Aware of Toxic Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins that are harmful to livestock, wildlife and people.

Devastation of Drought Industry Discussion Planned

Join us for a conversation with cattlemen at 3 p.m. CST, Wednesday, July 27, to learn how they’re managing through the situation. 

Tired Cows Would Rather Rest than Eat

When forced to make a choice, cows will pick resting over eating.

Could Rail Workers Now Strike Starting Monday As Concerns Of a Feed Shortage Continue In the West?

As labor negotiations continue between the railroads and unions, laborers voted to go on strike Monday unless President Biden intervenes. A potential strike would put additional strain on the fragile U.S. rail system.

Webinar Symposium to Discuss Small Tick Causing Big Problems for Cattle

NCBA and USDA will host a free two-day webinar symposium to address concerns regarding the Asian Longhorned Tick and the pest’s possible impact on the U.S. cattle industry.

Mobile Veterinary Clinic is the Cornerstone for Young Couple's Agricultural Endeavors

Brendan and Elaine Martin's clinic, Valley Herd Health, just celebrated its seventh birthday. The business has grown steadily due to a key focus on customer service. They also have two additional agri-businesses. 

Today is No ‘Udder” Day – It’s Cow Appreciation Day!

While both beef and dairy farmers appreciate their animals each and every day, the second Tuesday in July serves as a day of national recognition.

New Enrofloxacin Injectable Solution Now Available

Tenotryl (enrofloxacin) injectable solution for use in cattle and swine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“Not One More Vet” Supports Veterinary Mental Health

Veterinarians and their staffs have a higher suicide rate than the general population. “Not One More Vet” is an organization dedicated to reversing that disturbing statistic.

Supplementing Yearlings in the Summer Grazing Season: Is it Worth it?

Strategically supplementing yearlings with dry distillers grains in the second half of the summer as the grass quality declines will increase average daily gain (ADG), but will it increase returns?

Calves Can Be Picky About Trace Minerals

Trace minerals are important to calves’ development, but these nutritional components can vary in source. It turns out some trace minerals are more palatable than others, resulting in differences in consumption.

Register Now for the Academy of Veterinary Consultants Conference

The meeting is slated for August 4-6 at the Renaissance Denver Central Park Hotel. It's a great opportunity to connect with other practitioners and gain practical information you can put to work in your business.  

AHA to Host Sustainable Genetics Research Webinar

AHA webinar to provide details about ongoing research with Colorado State University to characterize the relationship between genetics associated with efficiency and those associated with cattle's carbon footprint.

Pour Hydration to Heat-stressed Calves

Extra water – along with a possible electrolyte boost -- is never more important than in the heat of summer.

Growth Promoting Technologies Important with High Input Costs

Growth promoting technologies for cattle provide even more impact on net returns when costs are high.

July Farm Country Forecast: Hot Like a Firecracker

Unfortunately, the heat, humidity and dry conditions of early summer look to extend into the next few months. 

Work Begins on $19 Million Research Project on Cattle Grazing, Soil Health, Rancher Well-Being

Project will impact working ranches and rural communities, while quantifying the value of soil health and other ecosystem functions.

No, Grass-Finished Beef Isn't Healthier or Better for the Environment

Oklahoma State University meat scientist Gretchen Mafi has studied the scientific differences between beef that comes from animals finished on a grain diet versus those animals finished on grass.

Livestock Producers Report Being Just Days Away From Running Out of Feed Due to Shipping Rail Issues

Bottlenecks along U.S. railways are growing more severe. Not only are feed users on the West Coast on the brink of running out of grain, but there are also concerns the rail issues could grow worse during harvest.