This article is focused on problems and issues feedlots are dealing with relating to market-ready cattle still in the pen three to five weeks past their normal harvest window and the feeding options available.
With varying degrees of success, different supplements – including seaweed - have been fed to cattle in an effort to reduce methane emissions. A new product developed by a Swiss firm is achieving positive results.
What makes some farms targets for undercover activists? What should I tell my neighbor about African Swine Fever? These questions and more are answered on episode 2 of Overhe(a)rd, the Farm Journal Livestock podcast.
Beef cattle are still highly valued in the feedyard, but increasingly, so are dairy. They make up well over 10% of the United States’ total fed beef supply and produce about one-third of the nation’s total supply of Prime-grade beef.
Designed to deliver a consistent supply of beef from sustainable sources, Canadian cattlemen participating in Cargill's Beef Sustainability Pilot earned $18.52 per head during the project's third quarter.
Kansas cattle producer Debbie Lyons-Blythe told a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on climate change, "The U.S. cattle industry is proud of its history as stewards of our nation’s natural resources.”
The maps are made using seven-day forecasts based on four weather parameters – temperature, humidity, wind speed and cloud cover. Each parameter plays a significant role in the overall heat balance of feedlot cattle.