Frost Seeding Tips For Your Pasture

Jamie Johansen

Frost seeding is the broadcasting of seed onto the frozen surface of the soil. The freezing and thawing cycle of the soil surface will allow for the seed to work into the top 1/4 inch of soil. With the seed in place, it can germinate and begin growing as soon as weather conditions become favorable. The folks at Grassland Oregon …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Cattle, Forage, Grassland Oregon, Seed

USDA, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Sign MOU

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the USDA and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to jointly promote and enhance environmental sustainability in the dairy industry. The pact extends and builds upon a MOU originally signed in 2009. Secretary Perdue signed the MOU with Arizona dairy farmer Paul Rovey, chairman of Dairy …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Group, Dairy Management Inc.

Hereford & Red Angus Release “Premium Red Baldy” Program

Jamie Johansen

Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a genetically verified program to improve their bottom line. The Red Angus Association of America and the American Hereford Association have introduced the “Premium Red Baldy” program, designed to capitalize on the best traits from both breeds while developing quality commercial females. RAAA …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Hereford, Red Angus

Beef Board’s 2017 Annual Report Released

Jamie Johansen

The 2017 Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB) Annual Report provides results of Beef Checkoff programs to the beef producers and importers who invest in this national self-help program. Included in the report is a letter from CBB Chairman Brett Morris and an overview of revenues and expenditures for fiscal 2017. In addition, you’ll find summaries of results from …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB

Cattlemen’s Webinar Series: Fake News! EPDs Don’t Work!

Jamie Johansen

Next up in the Cattlemen’s Webinar Series from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is centered around genetics and specifically expected progeny differences or EDPs. Join experts January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. CT for FAKE NEWS: EPDs Don’t Work. There is a lot of fake news out there, and the perception that EPDs don’t work is one such piece …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics, NCBA, Reproduction, Webinar

Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDs Regulation

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being. Livestock groups say this is good news. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) requested on behalf of the U.S. pork industry and other livestock sectors a waiver from a requirement that certain drivers install Electronic …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Beef, Cattle, Livestock, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Transportation

BQA’s New Transportation Training & Certification Program

Jamie Johansen

The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has launched a new training and certification program for cattle transportation. The program, known as Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT), provides cattle producers and haulers with comprehensive training based on their roles in the cattle industry. Online training will be made available beginning immediately, and in-person training opportunities will begin soon. “The BQA …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, BQA, Cattle

Alltech 37+® Test Now Identifies 5 Extra Mycotoxins

Jamie Johansen

The Alltech 37+® test now identifies five extra mycotoxins that can threaten animal health and producer profitability. This brings the total for testing and analyzing samples to over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed. Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profitability, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is very important for farmers. Alltech is a world leader in mycotoxin …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Cattle, Feed

John Deere Introduces New HarvestLab™ 3000

Jamie Johansen

To help beef and dairy producers more accurately and quickly measure certain nutrient values of the forages they’re harvesting and feeding their livestock, John Deere is introducing the new HarvestLab™ 3000. John Deere HarvestLab 3000 uses Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to evaluate constituent characteristics such as moisture, dry matter, protein, starch, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) or acid detergent fiber (ADF). Results …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Forage, John Deere

Beef Board CEO Search

Jamie Johansen

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has announced a national search to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer after accepting the resignation of current CEO Polly Ruhland in late August. CBB’s primary function is to oversee and administrate the national beef checkoff through the management of programs that are proposed and carried out by various contractors. As …

Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, Company Announcement