Livestock

Producer Perspective: Take Care of Cattle and Grass During Drought

Jeffrey Reuter is keeping an eye on his forage and hay resources as drought continues in Oklahoma.

Tips for Managing Cattle Operations During Drought

Noble Research Institute agricultural consultants share their top tips for managing through a drought.

App Review: Cattle Calculator by Mississippi State University Extension

Austin Miles, cattle and technology research associate reviews the Cattle Calculator app created by Mississippi State University Extension to provide producers with multiple tools for managing the breeding season, weights and gains, stocking density, and more.

Integrity Beef Alliance Takes Bold Steps to Further Program Development

In 2017, the Integrity Beef Alliance voted to include more bull breeds, modified requirements for breed composition for eligible calves, offered additional marketing avenues and a changed sale format, and continued developing the Integrity Beef Premier Replacement Female Program.

Consider Your Options: Graze-out vs. Harvesting Wheat

Economist Myriah Johnson offers advice to beef producers considering whether they should pull cattle off wheat pastures so grain can be harvested or leave the cattle through graze-out.

10 Truths About Beef

The process of bringing beef from pasture to plate is unique and complex. Here are some facts about beef and the industry that produces it.

All Beef is Grass-fed

Evan Whitley, Ph.D., reviews the difference between grain-finished and grass-finished beef to help consumers better understand the labels they find in their local grocery stores.

Cattle Tags of the Future

All Noble cattle carry three forms of identification; a traditional visual tag and two types of electronic identification. Austin Miles, cattle and technology research associate, reviews why.

Producer Perspective: Meredith Ellis Ulibarri

Meredith Ellis Ulibarri of G Bar C Ranch in Rosston, Texas, is among the Integrity Beef Alliance producers raising calves for a two-year national beef sustainability pilot project. She answers questions about the project.

Beef Sustainability: A Journey, Not an Endpoint

The entire beef value chain is engaged in a beef sustainability pilot project, which is testing U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef indicators and metrics.