Calf replacement challenges ranchers to improve management.

The cost of replacing the calf has increased in the livestock breeder and fattener’s account in 2019. After a significant fall in prices in 2017, the calf’s quotations rose again, recovering the calf margins. This trend has challenged the breeding links and put on weight to improve its cost management. Since calf replacement can represent […]

Strategies for replacing animals in beef cattle

Challenges in Strategies for replacing animals in beef cattle. In the article Animal replacement: How can we profit from this movement? we observed some critical challenges for maintaining activity growth, among them: The increase in the relevance of the replacement cost in the rearing and fattening activity. The challenges of increasing the calves’ supply in […]

Creates: 5 main obstacles

Beef cattle is an activity that involves the production of cattle or other animals. It aims at slaughter and, with that, the generation of meat for consumption, leather, and derivatives. In beef cattle, have phases creates, recreates, and fattening. The calf comprises the reproduction and development of the calf until its weaning. The rearing begins […]

Recreates: 5 main barriers

Creates, Recreates, and Fattening. Livestock production processes are critical and complex. In the breeding stage, as already commented in the text “Cria: 5 main obstacles”, there is a concern to provide the best conditions for weaning to occur in the largest number of calves with the most significant possible weight. This phase is of great importance […]

Welfare aspects of beef cattle production systems

Introduction The beef cattle herd can suffer a range of influences that cause stress. As a result, low-quality meat production and lower productivity gains. Breeders who value the well-being of their flock will also be valuing the excellence of their production. Therefore, it is essential that the breeder knows the different aspects that can cause […]

Boi Gordo and Commodities Futures Market: 7 basic precautions

There are 7 necessary precautions in the Future Market of Boi Gordo and Agricultural Commodities that producers and chain agents should be aware of. Many people have used the Commodities and Futures Exchange (BM&F) to protect their agricultural operations. However, we often see some confusion in their goals. BM&F is a market that can generate significant, high-risk […]

Beef Cattle: Everything the farmer needs to know

Producing quality meat in large quantities has become one of the main challenges for ranchers worldwide. Many advances have already been achieved due to improved genetic improvement techniques, management, and beef cattle nutrition. These techniques have made animals much more efficient at converting nutrients received via diet into the meat. And it has been helping […]