With so many variables affecting commodity prices, one sale barn in Florida, the Okeechobee Livestock Market, has implemented a herd health program called OKEE VAC, which aims to help boost the price of cattle enrolled.
Ask livestock producers in Kansas to name the most threatening predator to their operation, and most, if not all, will have the same answer: coyotes. In Kansas, this member of the canine family can be trapped year-round
Young calf respiratory disease can take a heavy toll on the health of your animals and your finances. That's why getting young calves off to a healthy start can benifit a cow/calf operation in numerous ways.
The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, to be held October 4-7 at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada, is featuring a dedicated breakout session focusing on work being done in South America to suppor
Over the past two weeks, we've been running a series of questions and answers regarding the practice of feeding grain to cattle. The series developed after a college student, conducting research for a public-healt
During last week's Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, the Beef Checkoff announced its 2016 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) awards, recognizing outstanding individuals who incorporate BQA principles as part of t
Becoming Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified allows us to share our story and ensure consumers that we are responsibly raising a safe, wholesome, and healthy beef supply. The checkoff's BQA practices show us th
Colorado State University hosted a BQA Stockmanship and Stewardship workshop, which ncluded classroom sessions, practical hands-on applications, demonstrations and a keynote address Temple Grandin, PhD.
Growing cover crops offers potential benefits, including improved soil health, but some crops can pose a danger to foraging livestock. Those contemplating this decision should know that some plants that work well as cov
The goal of the 2015 transportation symposium was to provide clarity regarding cattle well-being, research, the current state of the industry, and the future of cattle transportation in North America.<p></p>
To that end,