Daily Archives: March 8, 2006

Holey cow


Holey cow
Research helps cows live longer, healthier lives
Kansas State Collegian
Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Matt Quinn, manager of the beef cattle research unit gets a sample from the stomach of jersey cow while Cody Duft, junior in animal sciences and industry assists Monday afternoon at the Beef Cattle Research Center. The cows have permeant holes in their stomachs that enables research.
Catrina Rawson/Collegian

Dayne Logan
Kansas State Collegian

Located on the northeast corner of Kimball and Denison avenues are the animal pens for K-State’s animal science program. There is a stable, a silo and typically a medium-sized herd of cattle.

It all seems pretty normal for Manhattan, but look closer.

What is that yellow rubbery thing on the side of that cow? Is it a tumor? Is it some kind of cow band-aid? Did an errant Frisbee somehow lodge itself in the cow’s abdomen?

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Calf growth depends on dry matter intake

Calf growth depends on dry matter intake

By DAVID A. WIELAND, Nutrition News
Thursday, March 2, 2006 1:02 PM CST
Minnesota Farm Guide

Dairy heifer calves are the future of your milking herd, so getting young calves off to a good start is of utmost importance.

Calves are started on various milk diets, and dry feeds are introduced and gradually increased until weaning at some interval when milk is no longer fed. Most calves are weaned at 6-8 weeks of age but the range is from 17 days to more than 12 weeks in some instances.

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ARGENTINE BEEF

ARGENTINE BEEF
Changing times, obstacles eat away at culture of cattle
No. 3 exporter may face smaller herds, markets

By DANIEL HELFT
Bloomberg News
Chron.com

Felix Quintana recalls the times when he and 70 fellow workers at a Buenos Aires construction site would eat 110 pounds of grilled beef for lunch each day.

“That was the tradition,” Quintana, 62, said.

Two decades later, the aroma of ribs cooking over builders’ barbecues has become a rarity, and that is only one of the mounting obstacles facing Argentine ranchers.

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Pinhook enters dictionary

Pinhook enters dictionary

Double Tounged word wrester dictionary

pinhook v. to speculate in race horses.
Categories: English Business Sports
Etymological Note: This is a jargonized variation of pinhook defined by the Dictionary of American Regional English as “to act as a pinhooker,…a small-time speculator in farm products, esp. tobacco, esp. one who buys directly from farmers.” DARE traces the origins of later forms to the adjective pinhook, meaning “petty, small-time,” which is recorded as early as 1834 in Davy Crockett’s Narrative Life.

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USTR Welcomes Malaysia’s Move on Resumption of Beef Imports

USTR Welcomes Malaysia’s Move on Resumption of Beef Imports

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
Executive Office of the President Washington, D.C.

Portman calls decision to reopen market to boneless beef a good first step

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Rob Portman is welcoming the government of Malaysia’s decision to reopen the country’s market to imports of U.S. boneless beef and beef products from cattle less than 30 months of age.

“This is a good first step toward resuming normal U.S. beef trade with Malaysia,” Portman said in a statement released March 7. He urged the Malaysian government to move toward full restoration of trade.

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America’s Beef Producers supply beef jerky to troops

America’s Beef Producers supply beef jerky to troops
Mar. 7, 2006
Agprofessional.com

The Colorado Beef Council and the USO have again partnered on the “Operation BEEF UP Our Troops” campaign to supply high-quality U.S. beef jerky to troops overseas. More than $215,000 has been raised since the promotion launched in November 2004.

One of the items most requested by troops, beef jerky will continue to be included in Operation USO Care Packages distributed by the USO to service members in Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas locations.

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East TN legislator wants to ban animal parts from livestock feed to prevent mad cow disease

East TN legislator wants to ban animal parts from livestock feed to prevent mad cow disease

WBIR-TV, Knoxville, TN

A state legislator says Tennessee is “playing Russian roulette” with mad cow disease.

State Representative Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains says Tennessee needs to clamp down on livestock feed regulations.

He’s sponsoring a bill that would go beyond federal regulations by banning all feed containing cattle protein or bone meal made from cattle or other ruminant animals such as sheep.

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