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Tight margins, lean pastures and rising input costs mean that every cow on the ranch needs to be earning her keep. If a cow is not going to produce a calf every year, she's simply a freeloader – costing the operation a valuable paycheck and utilizing resources more productive animals can benefit from.

The Northeast Alabama Performance Breeders held their best bull sale to date on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Cullman, Alabama.

Raising Black Angus south of Issaquah is a one-man show for Charlie Stewart Travel just a few miles and a few minutes by car from downtown Issaquah and you quickly can find yourself in the middle of hilly, very silent and very green open spaces. There is, in fact, little around to remind you that a [...]

For decades, farmers, ranchers and land managers across the United States have fought a losing war against feral hogs. This invasive animal acts similarly to a harmful virus in the human body.

Supreme Champion: Padraic Gilligan of Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats, Roscommon (third from left) picked up the Supreme Champion title at the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish.

Running a successful 150-head Aberdeen Angus cross Simmental suckler herd depends on many things, foremost of which is “maximising output at minimal hassle,” according to Alistair Watson close Kirkwall in Orkney, where he farms 520 acres with dad Ken and stockman Stewart Spence.

t is every about the hair. It takes months, and we receive quite precious about it," said a cattle breeder as she paid $70 for a big container of hair volumiser.

Perhaps more than ever, the money in the beef business is in the marbling.Joe Mayer knows this well.At his ranch in Guymon, Oklahoma, a tiny, wind-swept town along the High Plains north of Texas, Mayer dotes on the "super bull"...

30 Mar 15 Pine Creek Angus win the Interbreed Breeders Group in the beef cattle ring for the second year. 10:33 AM Pine Creek Angus win the Interbreed Breeders Group in the beef cattle ring for the second year.

1:23 PM Pine Creek Angus, Cowra, wins junior champion female at Sydney Royal Show. 1:02 PM Pine Creek Angus, Cowra, wins grand champion Sydney Royal Show Angus female.

28 Mar 15 The Sydney Royal Trade Cattle competition was held on Saturday. 12:53 PM Pine Creek Angus, Cowra, wins junior champion female at Sydney Royal Show.

I'm starting to feel older than dirt. And I swear there is soil in our garden that I knew when it was rocks. Oh, how a few decades can change your outlook on life.

In Part 1 of this series we began discussing the effects that the nutrition of the pregnant cow pre-calving can have direct effects on how well the resulting calf performs throughout its life.

A decade ago I was in college and heard the same unhappy story over and over: young people just didn't know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.

The 25th Anniversary Sale went off without a hitch – no snow, sleet, ice, rain or earthquakes and for that we are thankful.

It was just too easy. Myron was always amazed how the most elaborate plans, carefully implemented, ticking along as reliably as a newly-tuned Swiss watch could be unraveled so simply.

The genotyping technologies that are currently being marketed to beef producers are based off of genetic markers that have been identified to be associated with economically important traits.

The Black Crest Farms Spring Sale was held February 14, 2015 in Sumter, S.C.

Area lady finds refuge flying solo on the farm

Author(s):  For The Madera Tribune A Chowchilla girl will exhibit Angus cattle next month in the 2015 Western Regional Junior Angus Show in Reno, Nevada. Sydney Schnoor is one of 82 young Angus breeders who have entered 175 head to compete for championship honors in the show, held April 16-19. Divisions include bred-and-owned heifers, bred-and-owned bulls, owned heifers, steers and cow-calf ...

When I grow up I want to be curator of the Cow Hall of Fame. The only problem is I don't think there is one.

Safe and effective cattle handling has always been important. In the last few years there has been a move toward what has been called low-stress handling or as we prefer to call it a return to sound effective stockmanship.

“The U.S. cow herd must grow if the industry is going to preserve existing infrastructure and regain lost market share,” says Don Close, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory Group Senior Analyst.

Research over recent years has shown, repeatedly, that improving the nutrition of the cow at and post conception and through the entire gestational period will improve calf survival (lower dystocia rates), growth (greater weaning weights) and health (lower rates of sickess and deathloss prior to weaning).

Webster's definition of perseverance is “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” Dr. Burton McDaniel of MC Ranch in Ringgold, Ga. understands perseverance and can most definitely relate to Spurgeon's reference to the snail's determination to survive the flood. has all the latest cattle news including the up to the minute USDA Market Reports. Check it out. has news of interest to commercial cattle producers. If you are a serious cattle producer this is the place for you!