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LIVE CATTLE Trade volume was light to moderate Monday and Tuesday.  Since Friday’s close April Live Cattle are up $2.45 as it nears closer to cash.  Last week, cash cattle in the Southwest traded $184.00 and cash cattle in the...
It’s no secret that calving time draws extra attention to keeping pathogens out of pens, but it’s also a time when there are more opportunities for them to come in. On the latest episode of the Simply Verified Beef podcast,...
Setting newborn calves up for success starts with a clean calving environment whether that be a clean pasture or fresh bedding in the barn. A clean environment prevents illness in newborn calves. Areas with excess manure have increased risk...
If you care in the least about the sustainability of animal agriculture and of the planet we inhabit, read on. There’s a bill in Congress that has far-reaching implications for both. S.1842/H.R. 6687, better known as the Innovative Feed Enhancement...
It’s no secret that calving time draws extra attention to keeping pathogens out of pens, but it’s also a time when there are more opportunities for them to come in. On the latest episode of the Simply Verified Beef podcast,...
One of my favorite days of the entire year is the Century and Heritage Farm ceremony that takes place during the Iowa State Fair. During the all-day event in the historic Livestock Pavilion, hundreds of multi-generational farm families, many...
Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca As calving season gets underway for Canadian beef cattle producers, an abundance of sleepless nights can be expected to come with it. Cows will be calving around the clock, leaving little leeway if anything...
Artificial intelligence (AI) use is on the rise in agriculture and elsewhere, thanks to generative AI platforms like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. AI is often described as a Black Box, where data is fed into the box and decisions are made,...
In the Midwest, we’ve historically had more than enough water for everyone. Agricultural, industrial, and residential uses have all developed more or less peacefully (at least in terms of access to water). This usually meant a laissez-faire approach to...
Uncertainty in taxation policy lies ahead for Canadian taxpayers. The financial impact of COVID-19 combined with the recent fiscal budgets has resulted in historic levels of government spending. The federal debt has doubled from $619.3 billion in 2015-16 to...
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