The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has published the 2016 Integrated Resource Management Redbooks, which will be available starting Oct. 5. The books provide an effective way for cattle ranchers to record pertinent herd information, NCBA says.
The 2016 Redbook provides more than 100 pages to record calving activity, herd health, pasture use, cattle inventory, body condition, cattle treatment and more.
The new beef record book also contains an annual calendar, address section, Beef Quality Assurance national guidelines and proper injection technique information.
"With the growth of branded beef programs, people are asking for more and more documentation on how you raise your cattle," according to John Paterson, a New Mexico rancher.
"The redbook gives you that documentation, putting it right there in your shirt pocket. Just as important, it helps me identify potential problems with my cow herd, and provides me with specific information that I need to better assess my progress, such as the percent of calves born in the first third of calving season and the percent born in the last. It helps me manage many of the challenges on my ranch."
Individual 2016 Redbooks will be available for purchase for $6.50 each, plus shipping through NCBA's website starting October 5, 2015. After Nov. 15, the price of the Redbooks will be $7 each, plus shipping.
The IRM Redbooks can be customized with company information and/or logo on orders of 100 books or more at a reduced rate. Please contact Grace Webb at (800) 525-3085 or [email protected] for more information.