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Hernias In Calves

Question: We had a big calf born during the night with intestines exposed. It was dead when I found it. I assume this was a herniation of some sort, as it was near the umbilical cord. Was this just a... Read More

Effort to feed seaweed to burping cows gets research boost

An effort to mitigate the effects of livestock operations on climate change is getting a boost in the form of a $50,000 research grant. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is giving the $50,000 grant to Elm Innovations and the Univers... Read More

NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules

WASHINGTON - At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. ... Read More

EU set to clear start of talks to boost U.S. beef imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries are on the verge of agreeing to start negotiations with the United States to allow more U.S. beef into Europe, in what could be a major move to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The European Commiss... Read More

August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights; Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were fairly steady with last year... Read More

Soybeans Could be a Cattle Feed Option

Casey Schuhmacher wants to do the best job he can feeding cattle while limiting feed costs. With soybean prices low, thanks to large global stocks and recent U.S.-China trade disputes, the Chadron, Nebraska cow-calf and stocker producer has considere... Read More

Standing-Corn Grazer

Doug Sieck learned about grazing standing corn 10 years ago, but it wasn't until prices reached break-even levels in 2016 that he decided it was time for him to try feeding corn right from the field. The rancher works a 3,000-acre operation in north... Read More

Cutting cattle numbers

Mother Nature turned the tables this year in Kansas as eastern Kansas cattle producers dealt with diminished grass for their livestock while central and western regions of the Sunflower State flourished with pastures nourished by abundant rain. In... Read More

Six Common Ailments and the Mistakes that Make Them Worse

Sometimes in the cattle business, it pays to keep things simple. Most herd health problems, for example, aren't the result of a rare disease or a genetic defect. They are more likely about the management and prevention of known ailments. Veterinaria... Read More

Cattlemen Cut Some of Their Best, Now Suing for Losses

Gelbvieh cattle breeders Jerry and Karen Wilson have filed a lawsuit against Jonathan Beever, a University of Illinois professor and founder of Agrigenomics, a livestock genetic testing company. The registered breeders say they culled more than 70 an... Read More

Pitch Perfect? NCBA Contest Seeks Singer for National Anthem at 2019 Cattle Convention in New Orleans

If you’re a singer from the cattle industry who can perform the National Anthem with precision, and if you would like a free trip to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2019, the National Cattlemen’s Beef A... Read More