The Future Livestock Genetics Boom
Today's livestock producers could be where row crop farmers were fifteen years ago? Gene Johnston looks into the future of livestock genetics.
Show Bound Trailer
Coming soon, follow along with Grace Tusha as she experiences the journey of getting an animal ready for the show ring, and the life lessons learned along the way.
Show Bound: Preparing for The Show
Part one of the Show Bound series as we follow expert showman, Grace Tusha, as she prepares for the first show of the season: Beef Expo.was probably a class at the state fair when one home. Reserve grand champion of my division. And then I got a lot they like the trainer of champions so it was pretty cool. It was really optimistic view that I'd like to pay off their parents like that moment away. It is just like me their rings tonight everybody and
GPS Pet Tracker
There is nothing more worrisome than losing your beloved pet. The Tagg GPS Pet Tracker allows you to keep track of them and monitor vital health information.Jeff from tank and we're checking out the latest technology at the Consumer Electronics Show . So just tell me. What tank is tagging is the world's first GPS attractive. Device that I'm Pollard device that is worn by that. And it does three things first that they GPS trackers with that you the exact location of your head. From your Smartphone app and then it also tells you the activity that your that is experiencing so very similar to fit it that we use for humans. But the best thing of an attack GPS plus that we have now that we're debuting at CES is the fact that. It is temperature sensor that alerts you if you that is never locked in a hot car or into extreme cold conditions OC but I like it. The perfect trifecta of that protection. So it detectives right to the collar and and and
Feed Efficiency in the Future
Can genetics be used to increase cattle feed efficiency? Gene Johnston looks into the future of feed efficiency.significant down the road over the next few years. One that's really cutting edge in that area in the B area is the deficiency. And at the cattle industry has struggled for a long time. At a competitive disadvantage if you think about it if poultry industry . Because chickens convert feed and to me. At a ratio of about two pounds of feed for pound weight gain well cattle are much less proficient at pick seven pounds feet. And that would really haven't put much emphasis in the past on improving. Cattle feed efficiency and that's probably the biggest reason why. Japan and other poultry meat that they can market share away from beat over
The Future of Livestock Production
Contributing Beef and Livestock editor, Gene Johnston discusses potential advances in beef production using genetics.of those that I think it's perhaps maybe get a have a bigger impact than any of the other thing is of livestock breeding. And in the last few years scientists have pretty much mapped. The whole gene sequence . Of all farm animals cattle and eight feet. And these people know which genes. Out of the millions of genes. Which one's control certain things that are important to us and livestock production. Some of those common traits that we like to breed for like growth raised or reproductive efficiency or muscle development. Meet tenderness. We know the genes that
The Future of a Dairy Operation
President of the North American Division of Lely Industries, Peter Langebeeke, discusses how dairy famers are becoming dairy managers with the onset of robotic milking in the dairy industry.introduction of the robots. Where we sought to I'm mainly only small family farms have been several years he growing interest and also from the larger producers. Because no way we have house but it also needs about -- need for before the Wilson for. Played I think what -- sees -- Had the yeah the labor pool -- certainly -- going back to work will house will only Wednesday's debate. There and -- alluding is the consistency. Attended the
CME Group and 4-H's Risk Ranch
At the CME Group and 4-H Commodity Carnival, future producers can experience real life agricultural risks and how to make strategic decisions. In addition, the Risk Ranch app let's users experience a digital version to bring their steer to market.branch out really came out of the success we had with the market commodity carnival. Physical activity last year. We traveled to about a 120. Staying -- -- in eleven states similar to this year and least about 50004.
All Around the Farm: Rancher-Built Pipe Cart
Moving pipe around this Wyoming ranch is made a lot easier with this homemade pipe cart. From Machinery Show 713-- -- we used an old. Four Wheeler trailer basically in just scrap metal land around the -- thirtieth -- and amid some brackets for the build -- Drill stem do sit on. And then across member to just suck it all down. Skills to make this is just a little bit of basic welding knowledge. If bill would have -- no time. As far as cost close to build this it wasn't anything because where I had all the materials laying around in most that was put together scrap metal . Find out more about my card or other great ideas go to agriculture dot com slash TV.
Producers and Beef Checkoff
Advanced Technology Editor, Laurie Bedord, talks with Lynn Heinze about Beef Checkoff.about what those dollars are going toward. It's real simple it's my beef checkoff dot com. It is sort of the simple point that you can go to find out about. The programs work and programs are going on May be some core results programs like kind of thing. And then link to that site or the -- and sites that that. Are really designed force specialty groups like retailers -- food service or other aspects. Distribution chains has been so. There are a lot of points of interest and a lot of points -- information. The -- chip company comes in place to go to start. So the national cattlemen's . Annual convention is coming up in February. Beef industries had a lot of ups and downs over the years we've had two