BSE detected in California dairy cow; never entered food supply

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday that a dairy cow in Central California has tested positive for an atypical strain of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). It was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health. Read more…

Attend Cattlemen’s Luncheon and Field Day May 2 in Beaumont

A Cattlemen’s Luncheon and Field Day will be held May 2 at the Grayson Pipkin Ranch, 23779 Big Hill Road in Beaumont from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a free beef lunch and hear from Merial, Novartis, Bayer, Mulitimin and Micro Beef representatives and get a preview of their products. TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Belt will also be in attendance to answer questions. To attend, RSVP to at 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or rsvp@tscra.org. Read more…

Will you be making purchases this year? Tell us!

The Cattleman staff is working on the special June equipment issue. Tell us what you’ll be buying this year — and what you can’t do without to run your ranch – via a 5-question survey. Go to thecattlemanmagazine.com and click on the “Tell Us What You Think” button in the lower right column. Your advice will help us bring advertisers who have the goods and services you need. Read more…

Cow-Calf Corner video: Beef tips and industry trends

Glenn Selk talks about industry trends with OSU alumni Rick Rasby, who is now an Extension cattle specialist at the University of Nebraska. Will the cattle that moved north due to the drought stay where they are and what does this mean for feed, forage and calving? Read more…

TDA Market News, 4-23-12

For the week ending April 21, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly steady to $3 higher per hundredweight (cwt), though one location was as much as $5 lower on a few head. Receipts at many auctions were half to two-thirds of those during the same week a year ago. Weather limited volumes at some sales, but the lower head counts also were likely a reflection of smaller supplies of available cattle. Read more…