A new study, recently published in the journal Agricultural Systems, is the most comprehensive beef cattle lifecycle assessment ever completed. In the report Environmental Footprints of Beef Cattle Production in the United States, the researchers found widely accepted measures related to beef cattle’s impact in the U.S. are often overestimated. 

With
the advent of net-wrapped round bales, ranchers have another form of hardware
disease to worry about — plastic disease. -BEEF Magazine Read
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Research shows time and time again, whether it is because of profit or pain management, that the earlier you castrate, the better. -BEEF Magazine Read more… 

In the Jan. 7 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses the accumulating impacts and costs of trade wars; and Glenn Selk talks the 3 stages of parturition, or calving. The more you understand about each stage can aid fast decision-making when … Read More

Recently, there has been some confusion regarding the issue of livestock haulers and the requirement for an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) due in large part to misleading articles that have begun to circulate. The week before Christmas and the partial government shutdown, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted … Read More

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program (USDA-CFTEP) have released the Control Purpose Quarantine Area (CPQA) in Live Oak County and a portion of the Hidalgo County CPQA. These releases rescind all movement restrictions, inspections and quarantine … Read More

Continued strong demand for Texas barbecue will help fuel the need for steady supplies of beef in 2019, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Livestock Economist Dr. David Anderson. He thinks the overarching themes going into 2019 are increased consumer demand and growing beef supplies from an expanding cow … Read More

With another retailer tightening its parameters for the beef it will purchase, what does this mean for U.S. beef producers?

In this week’s Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses how retail beef prices have remained strong despite increased meat supplies; and Glenn Selk encourages producers to prepare for spring calving now.