Beef Cattle Browsing

Beef Cattle Browsing

Beef Cattle Browsing is an electronic newsletter published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in beef cattle.  Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. 

Beef Cattle Browsing – March 2021

  • Watch for Latent Effects of the Freeze
  • How do Plant-Based Alternatives Affect Demand for Beef?
  • Brown Fat Ensures Survival in Calves
  • Effect of Selecting Heifers for Calving Ease on Body Size and Reproduction
  • Does Feed Efficiency Affect Other Production Traits?
  • BQA Tip for March

Previous Newsletters

Beef Cattle Browsing – February 2021

  • Weaning Weights From Fall and Winter Calving Seasons: Influence of Stocking Rates on Pasture
  • Virtual Perspectives of Management Strategies for Pastures and Beef Cattle: What to Look For
  • Retail Beef Prices Continue Higher Than Last Year
  • Does Knowledge of Quality Grade and Branding Affect Consumers?
  • Comparing Systems for Producing Grassfed and Modified Grassfed Beef
  • BQA Tip for February

Beef Cattle Browsing – January 2021

  • Importance of Passive Immunity for Calves
  • 10 Things Your Cattle Buyer Wants You to Know (And Do)
  • A 2020 Synopsis of the Cell-Cultured Animal Industry
  • Regulation of the Movement of Animals Modified or Developed by Genetic Engineering
  • BQA Tip for January

Beef Cattle Browsing – December 2020

  • Evaluating Stockmanship in Handling Cattle
  • Breeding Cows and Heifers on Wheat Pasture
  • Sire Contribution to Pregnancy Loss in Different Periods of Embryonic and Fetal Development of Beef Cows
  • Cost of Pregnancy Loss in Cattle
  • Effect of Hay Feeding Method on Cow Performance, Hay Waste, and Wintering Cost
  • Effect of Weight and Supplementation on Stocker Performance
  • Longevity of Cow Types
  • BQA Tip for December

Beef Cattle Browsing – November 2020

  • Dr. Molly McAdams New Executive Vice President for Texas Beef Council
  • Retail Beef Market Embraces Changes, New Meat Cuts
  • Supplementing Grazing Steers with DDGS
  • BQA Tip for October

Beef Cattle Browsing – October 2020

  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program CFAP2
  • What do Consumers Want These Days?
  • Trends in High Quality Branded Beef
  • Reproductive Performance in Young Bos indicus Halfblood Cows and Longevity
  • New Tick Species Identified in the US
  • BQA Tip for October

Beef Cattle Browsing – August 2020

  • Temperament and Breed Type Affects Feeding and Carcass Value
  • Management and Economic Considerations for Challenging Markets and Adverse Weather
  • Early Pregnancy Detection Using Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins
  • USDA Boxed Beef and Fed Cattle Investigation Report
  • BQA Tip for September

Beef Cattle Browsing – Vol. 25 No. 1

  • MCOOL Again?
  • Castration Guidelines
  • Effect of Timing of BRD Vaccination
  • Age at Weaning – What is it?
  • Cattle Numbers Peaked?
  • The Spread Narrows
  • Evaluation of Structural Soundness
  • BQA Tip-of-the-Month

Beef Cattle Browsing – Vol. 24 No. 2

  • Trends in Weaning Weight
  • Effect of Energy Restriction of Angus and Brings Cows on Embryonic Development
  • Remember Pink Slime?
  • Effect of Marbling and Cooking Degree on Consumer Acceptability
  • Environmental Impacts of Beef Cattle Production in the U.S.
  • Grassfed Beef Conference
  • BQA Tip-of-The-Month: Deworming

Beef Cattle Browsing – Vol. 24 No. 1

  • Antibiotic Resistance in Meat: How and When Did it Develop?
  • Effects of Feed Efficiency on Growth and Carcass
  • Differences Between Profit of Cow-Calf Producers
  • What are the Top Selling Beef Cuts?
  • Using Data for Genetic Change in Commercial Herds
  • Effect of Trace Mineral Injections in Beef Heifers
  • BQA Tip-of-The-Month: Cold Stress

Dr. Steve Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist

Beef Cattle Browsing – Vol. 23 No. 5

  • Tariffs on U.S. Beef
  • Mobility of Cattle as Time of Slaughter
  • Effects of Growth Hormone on Artificial Insemination
  • Effects of Early Weaning with First-Calf Heifers
  • Public Attitudes on Genetic Engineering of Animals
  • Practical Application of Estrous Synchronization
  • Effects of Antioxidants on Liver Abcessess
  • BQA Tip-of-The-Month: Hay Testing