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The importance of grass in profitable beef production

Fred Craven

The importance of grass in profitable beef production

by Fred Craven

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Published by Nickersons of Rothwell in Grimsby .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published 1971.

Statementby Fred Craven, Dr. Douglas Gunary, Jeff Hooper and Tim Ream.
SeriesA guide to profitable break cropping
The Physical Object
Pagination55p. :
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18700930M

  The Importance of Grass-Finished Cattle. Ma Raising grass-fed cattle seems such a commonsense idea that people cannot be blamed for immediately asking: “Wait, aren’t all cattle grass-fed?” Yes and no. Most meat found in supermarkets comes from cattle that begin life eating grass. from animal agriculture. Beef producers are primary users of grasslands, and they have a large stake in future policies relat-ing to grasslands agriculture. The US beef industry consists of five distinct segments: (1) cow/calf production with numerous producers often on small land holdings; (2) stockers with fewer producers who pur-File Size: 1MB.

Major Factors or Inputs Affecting Profitability of Beef Cow Herds in the Western United States J. Severe and D.R. ZoBell Factors affecting the profitability of Western States beef cattle herds are numerous, diverse, and often interconnected. The impact of profitability factors may vary between Western States cattlemen due to geographic : Dale ZoBell, J Severe. Beef Cattle Production Systems of commercial beef cattle production may be divided into three general categories: (1) the cow­ calf segment which produces weaned feeder calves for further grazing and/or feeding, (2) the backgrounding or stocker phase of production in which body weight.

  Most of the times it is because the land is too steep to plant to crops, or the yield potential is too low for it to be profitable. But it will work perfectly for growing grass and grazing cattle. In other word, beef production allows us to use land for food production that otherwise would be of little value. Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales is the body responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat. We work with all sectors of the red meat industry, from farmers to retailers, to build the industry and develop profitable markets for .


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The importance of grass in profitable beef production by Fred Craven Download PDF EPUB FB2

The benefits of ecological beef cattle farming J am Dr André Mentz, animal scientist and author of the book, Ecological Cattle Farming – A roadmap to sustainable cattle farming, says that ecologically friendly beef cattle production is now more important than ever, yet is largely ignored in favour of intensive systems.

Introduction to Beef Production 2 Beef Facts Birth Weight - 60 to pounds Body temperature - °F (average) Feed to gain ratio - to Weaning weight - to pounds Slaughter weight - 1, to 1, pounds The History of Beef Cattle in the United States Beef cattle are not native to the United States.

ChristopherFile Size: 2MB. When discussing reproduction and its relationship to ranch profitability, it is important to establish context or circumstances.

I like to think of it this way: The ranch is profitable, has reduced overheads significantly, has improved grazing management to enable more grazing and less feeding, and has determined that a cow-calf operation fits the ranch resources and : Burke Teichert.

Other options are to produce a value-added product such as beef stew or market your beef through your own restaurant. Producing a unique product can also develop niche markets. Be sure to check on any government requirements for selling processed products.

Or. Drivers of profit for Beef Production Systems Figure 2. Total feed costs () of grazed grass, grass silage, six alternative home-produced crops and a purchased concentrate. TFC = Total feed cost, including €/ha land charge, all fixed costs and contractor costs.

Grass-fed Beef Markets and Terminology. There has been a growing interest in the production of “grass-fed beef". On Januthe USDA actually revoked the “USDA Grass-fed" label or claim (USDA, ); although, the USDA left the standards for the claim on their website for producers to follow.

However, many grass-fed or grass-finished markets persist. Discover more about beef farming with our range of beef production books. Topics include breeding for disease resistance, caring for your cows and veterinary handbooks.

Whether you are new to keeping cattle, a small-holder or have a larger scale farm, you will. Prices offered for grass-fed and organic grass-fed beef are higher than for conventional beef, but production costs, in many cases, are also higher. Producers need accurate costs of grass-fed beef production to determine the necessary selling price for economic sustainability of their enterprise.

The Importance of Grass-Fed Beef There are many reasons why grass-fed and grass-finished beef is important to modern agriculture, climate sec u rity, a nd nutritional health. Cattle are ruminants, which means they are one of the relatively few animals who can naturally and efficiently digest grass as their main food source.

In my previous two articles, I provided a list of principles, ideas and processes for improving ranch profitability.I concluded last month with the following statement on which I want to expand further. “Strive for a trouble-free, problem-free cow herd with good reproduction – accomplishing this on your range or pasture with minimal added inputs.

How would it be to never have to pull a Author: Burke Teichert. is vitalto profitable beef animal healthproblems can be controlled with good manage­ ment,proper nutrition and vaccinationagainst infec­ tiousdiseases. Beef cattle vaccinationprograms vary, dependingupon the type of beef cattle operation (commercialcow­calf, purebred, stocker, etc.) and the areaof Arkansas.

In most cases this is because their new grass fed production strategy has not had a complete redesign from top to bottom to create a seamless grass fed production system.

It is possible to produce a grass-fed beef product without incorporating any of the cost-saving grass-fed production principles discussed in my book or on this website. a copy of the manual were asked to complete a survey documenting beef production and management practices.

For this paper, producer surveys were used. The survey instrument asks a variety of questions on a broad array of production and management areas of the cowherd enterprise. For this analysis, selected questions from each of. Grass beef or extensive beef has the longest production cycle of all the beef systems.

As the system concludes with grass finishing, it is well suited to early maturing cattle and heifers. Slaughter starts in mid season and reduces cattle numbers in line with declining grass production. The journey of raising beef is among the most complex of any food.

Due in part to their changing nutritional needs throughout their lifetime, beef cattle often times will change hands and ownership up to three or four times, over the course of one and a half to three years, as.

Home to more than 1 million head of cattle, South Dakota’s producers can rely on SDSU Extension for research-based information, best management practices. Book reviewed in this articles: SPEDDING, C. Grassland ecology CRAVEN, F.; GUNARY, D. The importance of grass in profitable beef production ROBERTS, E.

Types of Beef Cattle Operations— Part One B EEF is America’s best-selling protein. As a result, beef cattle production represents the largest single segment of American agriculture. In31 percent of farms were classified as beef cattle operations, which was more than any other type of production.

Inmore thanranchers File Size: KB. Most beef cattle breeders could name their best producing cows. These cows usually rear a good calf every year. But knowing which cows are not capable of rearing a good enough calf every year to hold their place in the herd is equally important for profitable beef production.

However, beef production does impact upon plants, soil, air and water, and depletes resources such as fuel. Environmental management in grazing beef production is therefore just as important to the future of the industry and its individual producers as is product quality and.

the comparative advantage of Irish beef production is based on the lower cash costs of production that are a function of Ireland’s largely grass-based production systems. Marketing of Irish beef may increasingly depend on this grass-based production system and its associated environmental benefits.

The Significance of Beef 2 2, 2, 2,The grass-fed solution to high feed costs. The secret to being profitable in the grass-fed beef business is to adjust your beef production methods to minimize your cattle feeding costs.

How to make the switch to grass-fed beef production and extended season grazing. As consumers seek out premium animal products, grass-fed beef is riding a wave of popularity, hitting $ million in supermarket sales for the .