Missouri cattleman Jim McCann was recently honored by his peers for his service to agriculture. McCann is past president of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and regardless of where he grew up; he has always been interested in issues affecting the beef industry.
California is a diverse state with 37 million people, but not very many produce food. Dr. Tom Talbot is a beef producer and livestock veterinarian from Bishop, California. He says he’s fortunate to have a small vet practice and a cow ranch. Talbot is also a member of the California Cattlemen’s Association. Listen to Tom’s comments here:
Tax reform is about the best thing the cattle industry could have received, according to Danielle Beck, who oversees government affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
She says because the bill was passed through the reconciliation process, revenue couldn’t add to the federal deficit so there will be no permanent death tax repeal, but there were some improvements made. Listen to Beck’s comments here:
Hay marketers had plenty of USDA numbers to contemplate as 2018 got underway, according to Dave Natzke, editor at Progressive Publishing.
U.S. alfalfa exports continue at a record pace, year-end data showed a smaller 2017 hay harvest, new acres seeded to alfalfa in 2017 were the lowest in a decade, and on-farm hay inventories entering winter were the smallest in years.
The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef focuses on the creation of Sustainability Assessment Guides and the support of pilot projects, field trials and research with leadership from the Engagement, Measurement, and Progress Working Group.
For information on becoming a member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, click here more details.
The University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences (part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources) and the College of Veterinary Medicine are partnering to launch the National Center for Applied Reproduction and Genomics (NCARG) in Beef Cattle.
A goal of NCARG will be to evaluate and promote the economic impact of the technologies Mizzou animal sciences faculty have developed and are using every day. Jared Decker, Assistant Professor in Beef Genetics at the University of Missouri. Listen:
We hear reports across the U.S. of how ranchers are stewarding their land as part of the broader ecosystem.
Ethan Lane is the executive director of the Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands. He joined us on Dairy Radio Now to explain why ranchers are the true conservationists.
Purina Animal Nutrition’s Accuration® Hi-Fat Block is a self-fed, high-fat protein supplement for cattle consuming inadequate or low-quality forage. The supplement delivers 10 percent fat to provide additional energy and balance forage nutrient deficiencies.
Purina cattle consultant Dr. Martha Moen tells us that the Accuration Hi-Fat Block not only delivers a higher fat percentage, but it also contains Intake Modifying Technology to help improve forage management. Listen to her comments here: