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Source: Certified Angus Beef Consumer Perspectives Panel speaks during the third general session at the 2022 Angus Convention on November 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pictured from left are Nicole Erceg, Danette Amstein, Abram Babcock, Jonathan Perry and Jessica...
Source: Auburn University College of Agriculture The Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences hosted 12 foreign embassies for a study tour of beef cattle production systems in the Southeastern U.S. October 19-21. The delegation included representatives from Australia, Germany, France,...
Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Connor Biehler, Nebraska Extension Educator Hannah Greenwell, Nebraska Extension Educator A main economic driver of a cow-calf operation is the number of calves weaned per cow exposed. Two subsequent drivers are weight and phenotype. For these reasons, outstanding...
To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance- a price area or trend line...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek Buller steer syndrome is a complex behavioral issue that needs more research to determine its causative effects. Buller steer syndrome (BSS) is an undesirable behavior characterized by one steer, the buller, being mounted and...
Source: OMAFRA The Ontario government is building a strong, secure food supply chain and securing the province’s position as a food leader in Canada with the release of the Grow Ontario Strategy. The strategy outlines the province’s plan to strengthen the...
What determines the success of a beef farm? There are a lot of answers to that question, including animal health, welfare, nutrition, reproduction, and overall performance, environment and facilities, costs and profits, and the people involved in all of...
Source: Oregon State University Introduction Weaning is considered one of the most stressful periods in the productive life of a beef calf. During the weaning process, calves are exposed to various stressors that include removal from their dam, physiological changes (actively...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek and Jeannine Schweihofer Forever chemicals are a known contaminant throughout Michigan that has been found in beef. What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of human-made chemicals that were designed to repel oil...
Source: FCC Finding workers for farm-related jobs can be challenging, given the labour market shortages, which is why, once you find the right people for the job, it’s important to keep them. When you have the right people working in the...
Source: Genome Canada Genome Canada’s $30 million Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative will translate genomics research and innovation into solutions supporting producers, resilient supply chains and Canada’s food system. Climate change poses a significant risk to our agricultural systems, impacting the availability...
Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) announced today a new partnership to increase diversity in the field of agricultural economics. By expanding the number of students...
Given the last seven days and the next seven, I am anxious to report on five things happening right now that can affect our daily lives and businesses. As I’ve mentioned several times in the past, a lot of...
Source: Canadian Cattle Association As COP27 wraps up, the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is pleased to see livestock management systems recognized for many environmental benefits and its role in helping achieve long-term climate objectives. CCA’s Bob Lowe and Mitchell Zoratti...
Source: USDA by Russell Knight, Hannah Taylor, William Hahn, Angel Terán, Mildred Haley, Grace Grossen, Adriana Valcu-Lisman, and Margaret Cornelius The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for November 2022 analyzes economic impacts of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report on domestic and...

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