While beef producers know what it takes to be successful today, many are less comfortable planning for future success. As with many aspects of their operation, identifying the obstacles and getting an early start are critical to achieving the...
In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the increased development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a global crisis. Dr Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General of WHO stated, “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for...
CAB annual conference inspires beef marketers   I’m not all that fancy. I grew up wearing second-hand clothes and riding in farm trucks. My siblings and I thought the Super 8 was an upscale motel because they had a pool. Still...
Beef packer margins have been fantastic for 2-3 years. In a nutshell that is because beef demand has been very good while cattle supplies have been ample. Packers can have it both ways now. In contrast to the packer...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca We all know raising animals is a dirty job. The piles of mucky boots at the door and the stacks of laundry that seem to grow out of thin air are all evidence of...
Source:  Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Editor’s note: The following is the first in a two-part series on low stress weaning. In part two, you’ll hear directly from producers with large herds that use these methods. There is way more to it...
People who have been at it for decades, the second or third generation in this idea that carcass quality matters, with a well-tested recipe for success. These are the farmers and ranchers who often appear in my articles. They are...
After a long day of work, there’s nothing ranchers love more than coming home to a big ol’ tender and juicy steak. How can it be so darn satisfying every time? Just thinking about the aroma makes my mouth...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca, Cover crops, also referred to as polycrops or cocktail crops, are receiving a lot of media hype for their potential for grazing and claims related to reduced inputs and improved soil health. Jillian Bainard,...
Everything in life is a trade off: Marry the woman of your dreams; then brace for the in-laws. Fortunately, genomics has the potential to change the rules when it comes to beef cattle, enabling producers to enjoy the upside...
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