“It has been a love for the business and a love for Angus cows.”
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Holstein Association USA annual awards including the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Elite Breeder and Distinguished Leadership awards.
The U.S. pork industry has built multiple new plants during the past four years, increasing U.S. packing capacity by 12 percent, with much of the new capacity destined for international markets. As processing capacity has expanded so has production.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Doug Turner, who was the chairman of the Illinois Beef Expo for 31 years, now retired from that duty, said he was a little worried about how the 51st Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale would turn out on Feb. 21.
U.S. cow-calf producers have been expanding the size of their herds since 2014, when the cattle and calves inventory bottomed out at 88.5 million head. A year ago at this time, the inventory stood at 94.4 million head, nearly 7 percent larger than four years earlier.
The Western Farm Show returns to the American Royal complex in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 22-24. It’s the 58th annual Western Farm Show, and show manager Ken Dean says it has a wide variety of farm equipment and technology for visitors to look at and talk about.
As winter officially arrives, livestock producers are looking at a number of strategies to make hay supplies last. Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist, says there is a lot of variability in available hay.
Brazilian beef exporters expect China to drive the nation’s shipments to a record in 2019.
McDonald’s Corp. announced a new beef antibiotic policy affecting 85 percent of its global supply chain intended to reduce the use of antibiotics important to human health.
A delegation of U.S. government officials is poised to begin meetings in South Korea next week to hash out international guidelines for countering the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals.
Recent rains improved pastures and helped livestock producers get some more hay put up, but hay supplies are still short after a challenging year, says Gene Schmitz, a University of Missouri Extension livestock field specialist who serves several counties in central Missouri.
Instead of sitting high and dry for harvest and fall manure application, virtually every county in the state had saturated soils, ponded fields and high-running streams in October. Manure applicators were waiting for a dry week, and producers were worrying about emptying pits and compacting soils.
Though barbecue lovers in Nashville have no shortage of options, many find themselves flocking to a parking lot-based food truck to get their fix.
Gene Schmitz, a University of Missouri Extension livestock field specialist, has seen a lot of variety in hay samples this year. He says hay testing can be a good idea for producers.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — In a consumer- driven business, the pork industry benefits from giving grocery shoppers what they’re looking for.
Phil Borgic touched the low point of the pork industry in the late 1990s. It feels even worse today, he said.
MONROE CITY, Mo. — For Scott Hays, raising pigs is a way of life.
CHEROKEE, Iowa — Tyler and Jessica Kannegieter both work full-time jobs and are busy raising a young family. Throw in managing a hog nursery, and spare time is a rare commodity for this northwest Iowa couple.
DES MOINES — With the expansion of the current outbreak of African swine fever in China, pork groups and the USDA are working to keep the United States free of ASF and other foreign animal diseases (FADs). This includes focusing on the importation of feed ingredients, a key area of potential…
A deadly pig virus has been found in northwestern Europe for the first time in three decades, putting pork production in the world’s top exporter at further risk at a time when China is also battling the disease.
HULL, Iowa — The past 10 years have seen more and more cattle go through Craig Moss’ feedlot.
Trade concerns and large hog supplies have proven to be the perfect formula for lower hog prices, but slaughter weights are not expected to drop much.
Short pastures could get a boost from a fall fertilizer application if moisture is sufficient.
Craig Roberts says his hay and pasture updates throughout this summer have unfortunately been very consistent. Roberts, a University of Missouri Extension agronomist, says it has been a challenging year for the forage situation, even with a few rains moving through in August.