The Silver Saliva Bullet

The Silver Saliva Bullet

New Zealand researchers are hitting methane emissions from cattle with their best shot — a methane vaccine in the works that depends on… drool. How to vax the rumen: Antibodies in a cow’s saliva ride through the digestive system, winding up in the stomach, where they...
A Beef/Cattle Market Teetor Totter

A Beef/Cattle Market Teetor Totter

That moment when your body launches to the top of the seesaw at top speed? Beef packers, please remind us what that feels like. Beef prices are going nuts. Choice boxed beef prices teetered over $300/cwt. And the wholesale Choice price is up 33%, second only to the...
JBS Gettin’ Digi(tal) With It

JBS Gettin’ Digi(tal) With It

JBS is having its own Inception moment. The global meat player has created a blockchain platform that allows suppliers of JBS to register, well, their own suppliers. In April, beef cattle producers began registering animal sellers on the Transparent Livestock Farming...
A Swing for the Vences

A Swing for the Vences

Thanks to a recent $12 million investment in a San Diego startup, a whole boatload of ranchers will soon be rotating their herds across rangeland without running another strand of wire. “Oh, oh, it’s magic.”: Well, not really, but it is cutting-edge. With the help of...
Cattle Markets’ Transparency Test

Cattle Markets’ Transparency Test

Show me the cattle market transparency. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, which builds on years of research and discussion of negotiated trade of fed cattle. Refresher: Negotiated trade or...