Myth Busters: GnRH Hormone Edition

Myth Busters: GnRH Hormone Edition

Back in 2003 the Discovery Channel rolled out Myth Busters and we all started looking at things we accepted as truth and asking if they were BUSTED or CONFIRMED! While there are few people in the cattle industry blowing things up on a daily basis (not on purpose),...
Introducing the New UF Silage Hybrid Decision Tool

Introducing the New UF Silage Hybrid Decision Tool

  Marcelo Wallau, Diwakar Vyas and Ashley Kuhn, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Corn and sorghum silages are among the most important feedstuffs for the dairy industry in the state, and they have been gaining interest with beef cattle producers as well. Selection of...
Alabama BQA Training in Dothan – May 19

Alabama BQA Training in Dothan – May 19

Cattle producers that need Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) for certification training or renewal can attend the upcoming workshop.  BQA training is something every cattleman should receive but is also a requirement for participation in the upcoming AL SAFE Sale.  The...
Why Buyers Pay More for Castrated Calves?

Why Buyers Pay More for Castrated Calves?

Over average, castrated steer calves will bring $25 to $45/head more than bull calves at local livestock markets, the spread generally increases as calves get older/heavier – these calves will be significantly discounted when not castrated. Why will buyers pay...