Feed Efficiency in the Future
Can genetics be used to increase cattle feed efficiency? Gene Johnston looks into the future of feed efficiency.
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.that the livestock industry is really right at the beginning stated that. Dairy cows that give more milk beef cattle growth after paid could have more hinder me. All of those things are gonna happen and it's kind of at the beginning of me that fifteen year period like the crops people were fifteen years ago. It's going to be good for all segments of the beef industry. We have most of our people in the Calvin is our house calf producers. And they're going to be the ones that incorporate that. Gene technology into their breeding program. How are they gonna get paid for that well there is all for going to be worth more. And when they sell animals to a feed lot earth doctor operator. They're going to be able to say I didn't map the genes on the animal I don't know what their performance can be. And I'm gonna get more money I'm gonna extract more money from market place for that with other animals will be worth more. And the producers that don't get into that I think they're going to
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.
Cattle Industry Update
Gene Johnston brings the latest info from the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in Tampa.about 3, 4 years in a row. Every year we set a new record high cattle prices And it- it happened last year and we're probably gonna set another record again this year in 2013 because cattle numbers keep dropping. And I think the latest government statistics said were the cattle inventory was down 2 percent at the beginning of this year compared to last year. And so, fewer cattle - prices keep going up. The issue is- that would seem like, you know, record cattle prices every year - people making a lot of money, and it's true for some segments of the business. But every conversation at
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
New John Deere Windrower
Laurie Bedord talks to James Peterson from John Deere about the new W235 Self-Propelled WindrowerI'm -- majority tonight here in Columbus, Ohio with James Peterson from John Deere at their new product introduction. He's gonna talk about the self propelled when our -- to what we've got here. We basically had a grand attracts -- from the ground now. -- at the count mining camps -- less serious count my candidacy 2012. Basically put the same camp on the winners of that gives us command center displays of we have performance data that we didn't have before. Big things number one customer requests delivered integrated -- for a much more accurate solution that we -- today. And a big feature best -- -- So as we move through the field to engage down crowd that had will maintain that speed -- that happens it. Got to feature. Clean air from the top now we're going -- -- from the -- have been seen as opposed to the Mac machine. -- can
All Around the Farm: Raise the Roof
Here's an idea that won't raise the rough I mean can literally. Raise the road. And this dairy cream you you thought they originally had this building was six feet. Shorter than it was right now. But they want an extended to give them more Kaplow out here. But doing so and beating their rigs willAnd two other cylinders down the line and they raise the rough Bob Hope that can readily get inside the far cleaner mouth. And also be able to drive modest they need to during other times