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Cattle Movement Systems
How can a new or upgraded cattle handling system improve safety and efficiency? Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor looks at the risks when handling cattle, how a good handling system can minimise these risks and what to look for when redesigning...
Retained Ownership
Retained ownership gives producers the opportunity to realise the full potential of their animals. Holding cattle back longer can lead to greater gains for producers, however there is a lot to consider, writes TheCattleSite junior editor, Charlotte Johnston....
Contract Rearing Replacement Heifers
Rearing heifers off-farm will free up time and labour allowing farmers to focus on dairying at home, however there is a risk of diseases. For rearers it allows extra income and a challenging new enterprise....
Alternative Enterprises: Backgrounding Feeder Cattle
Interested in making some more money this winter? Want to use up immature or wet shelled corn? Got an empty building? If so, consider backgrounding feeder cattle. Zen Miller and Bill Halfman from the University of Wisconnsin discuss factors that need...
Early Weaning Management
Weaning time is a stressful time for the cow, the calf and the rancher, writes TheCattleSite Junior Editor Charlotte Johnston. It is critical to business success deciding when and where to wean, particularly with last year calf prices plummeting between...
Four Points for Beef Producers to Consider
Four things beef producers might want to think about are food safety, seamless regionalized calf-to-feedlot health connectivity, implementation of improved RFID (radio frequency identification) technology and value capture for the producer, writes Kris...
BeefTalk: 2009 Production Benchmarks Are In
In reality, the need is to grow profitable cattle that a producer can appreciate and still meet industry needs, Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension Service....
Driving is Not Herding
A few years ago, I was in Kenya, Africa, visiting development projects supported by my denomination. We visited a Masai tribal site on the Serengeti plain where young people were herding free ranging groups of cattle. There were no fences and plenty of...
The Codex Perspective on Ractopamine
The veterinary drug ractopamine recently underwent further evaluation by the Codex Alimentarius Commission to decide if it should be included on the the priority list of substances for re-evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives...
Management Practices to Improve Beef Quality
This Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development report answers frequently asked questions on how beef management practices can improve marbling and beef quality....
Functional Quality Management Systems for Livestock Producers
Will livestock producers adopt a systematic management approach of continuous improvement and document their production practices to refine their management and satisfy requirements of customers? Asks John Lawrence of the Iowa Beef Center in this Leopold...
Saving Pennies to Make Dollars
When times are tough in the dairy industry, we try to find ways to become even more efficient than we already are, writes Laura Kieser, Extension Educator-Carver/Scott Counties. This report was published by the University of Minnesota Dairy Extension....
Effects of Shipping and Heat Stress on Embryonic Mortality in Cattle
Embryonic loss is the greatest economic loss in the cow/calf industry, affecting number of cows carrying to term and percent calf crop weaned, say Sarah Fields and Dr. George Perry, South Dakota State University Animal and Range Sciences Department....
Freshening The First Calf Heifer: Opportunities And Challenges
The first-calf heifer must successfully adapt to numerous physiological and behavioral changes at calving. Strategies that reduce stress prior to calving should optimize the chance for success, says Noah Litherland, Dairy Nutritionist, University of Minnesota,...
Consumer Attitudes Towards Beef Products
This Leopold Centre Center Progress Report identifies factors that influence consumer attitudes towards beef products using the conjoint market analysis tool. ...
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