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When Dairy Cows Become Beef Cows
Across the globe, spent milk cows make up an important proportion of beef supply and it is in producer interests to maximise cull value. ...
Scrunizing Supershedders in E.Coli Spread
American government scientists are striving to limit the movement of E. coli O157:H7 - a bacteria of no danger to cattle - through the supply chain where it can lead to severe illness in humans. ...
Calculating Carcass Yield: Use Dressing Percentages
Instead of thinking simply about yield of finished animals, the team at Certified Angus Beef (CAB) are advising to analyse dressing percentage. ...
Limousin Cattle: Identifying and Improving Carcase Traits in Limousin Cattle
A call has gone out to owners of commercial Limousin sires to partake in a ground breaking four year study looking at how genetics influences carcase traits and can be turned into more of an exact science. ...
Key Cattle Market Themes for 2014
Glynn Tonsor, Agricultural Economics Professor at Kansas State University, advises cattlemen to be ready for uncertainty and the unexpected. ...
What Did the Australian Beef Market Do in 2013?
Winter price action was steady and eastern states reported a 17 per cent higher slaughter throughput than in 2012, write Meat and Livestock Australia analysts in their seasonal summary. ...
Have Calf Registrations Stabilised in Northern Ireland?
Limousin represents the biggest breed in calf registration data this year, says the Livestock and Meat Commission Northern Ireland, which has noted a return to last year's levels in calvings over September and October. ...
How to Make More From the Females in the Herd
Farmers are being advised to consider condition of older cows and maiden heifers after new research has linked female condition to both profitability and performance. ...
Market Access Triggers Swings in Beef Variety Meat Values
As American beef reaches further across the globe, demand for tongue in Japan, liver in Egypt or heart in Peru is helping the offal industry with virtually 100 per cent of the US herd being sent out in beef exports. ...
Interpreting the Cattle on Feed Report
By analysing cattle on feed reports by sex, weight and age, inferences can be made about the direction in which the feedlot sector is heading, according to Derrell Peel, Livestock Marketing Specialist, Oklahoma State University Extension....
Adding Value to Cull Cows
Through simple management alone you can increase cull cow values by 20-40 per cent by knowing the markets and closely observing your breeding stock....
Carcass-Based Measures of Cattle Performance and Feeding Profitability
Widely used metrics for comparing cattle growth could be up for review after research has shown that current factors provide biased estimates for cattle sold on a carcass basis, write J. D. Tatum , W. J. Platter , J. L. Bargen , and R. A. Endsley. ...
Summary of the National Beef Quality Audit
Producer, packing and broader industry surveys are carried out every five years to assess the quality of US beef. The 2011 results are now available and ready for discussion. ...
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