Beef’s Role in Weight Improvement, Satisfaction, and Energy

Can Beef Be Part of a Diet for Weight Loss and Heart Health?

I frequently receive questions about how (of if) beef can be part of a healthy diet. Often times, beef is acquainted with cuts of yesteryear which carried more saturated fat. Thanks to advances in meat cutting to trim excess fat, cattle breeding and feeding, we see more lean beef today than we have in previous … Continue reading Can Beef Be Part of a Diet for Weight Loss and Heart Health?

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Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?

Farmers and ranchers love feeding their cattle. There's just something about going out to the field and emptying a bag of cubes or dropping off a few more protein tubs. This is especially true for livestock producers in the Southeastern U.S. with smaller herds. But does that extra feed pay off in the long run? … Continue reading Does Feeding Pregnant Cows Impact Profitability Through Calf Finishing?

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs

This year’s Alltech Symposium offered many great programs during the breakout sessions. Of greatest interest to me were several sessions focusing on the future of animal nutrition. I had the opportunity to attend two of these sessions. The Programs Not Products Ruminant section highlighted the need for livestock nutrition to focus on lifetime performance and … Continue reading Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs

Late Winter Cow Management

Much of the country has been blessed with a mild, dry winter, avoiding many of the problems severe winter storms can bring to the cow herd. With this good weather, we can become side tracked and forget about some very important nutritional needs from Spring calving cows. North Dakota Beef Specialist, Carl Dahlen, recently shared … Continue reading Late Winter Cow Management

Agriculture – Top 20 Most Useless Degrees?

Last week I received a link to a story from The Daily Beast, an aggregator news website affiliated with Newsweek. The headline was "20 Most Useless Degrees" and wouldn't you know it Horticulture (No.2), Agriculture (No.3), Nutrition (No.10), and Animal Science (No.20) made the list. The website laid claim that the first two degree fields … Continue reading Agriculture – Top 20 Most Useless Degrees?