2014 MCA internship application
The Missouri Cattlemen's Association, (MCA) Columbia, Mo., is accepting applications for its 2014 internship program. The deadline to submit is November 1, 2013.
KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy tours beef, dairy industries
The third installment of the KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) was held October 2-4. The group of young producers spent three days touring various segments of the beef and dairy industries in Kansas. Merck Animal Health is the exclusive sponsor of the YSA program.
Cattle loss hurts SD ranchers
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state's congressional delegation pledged last week to push for quick passage of the stalled farm bill because it's the best bet for providing financial help to western South Dakota ranchers who lost huge portions of their cattle herds during last weekend's early fall blizzard.
Trichomoniasis regulation in effect
After more than 18 months and more than 36 public meetings with at least 2,000 stakeholders, the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health’s final regulation regarding Trichomoniasis (Trich) in cattle is effective as of October 4, 2013.
Grass farmers to hear about managing profits
Livestock farmers depend on good grass to make cheaper gains, affecting profits. Those topics are featured at the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council meeting, Nov. 4-5, Lake Ozark, Missouri.
Window of opportunity for thin cows
Plan ahead because now is the time to think about those thin cows, not next winter prior to calving.
In a broad sense, a moderately milking 1,300-pound cow would like to eat about 30 pounds of good, green hay a day prior to weaning.
Pork Checkoff’s Environmental Stewards
The Pork Checkoff’s Environmental Stewards subcommittee has selected four pork farms to be honored as the 2013 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards.
K-State’s Swine Day slated Nov. 21
Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. This year’s program will focus on ways to improve net returns for swine businesses, with a special emphasis on swine disease prevention and management with two prominent Kansas veterinarians discussing porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.
Beef Industry lacking in cattle
The September USDA Cattle on Feed report shows a Sept. 1 feedlot inventory at 9.88 million head, down seven percent from last year and the smallest September feedlot inventory since 2003.
How fast can the beef cow herd be rebuilt?
Historically, the cattle cycles that the beef industry has observed for many years were self-regulating cycles of inventory driven by internal beef industry factors including calf price levels, beef cattle biology and the rigidity of forage resources used in the industry.
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