Calving season considerations
Tri State Livestock News
This winter’s weather has many producers considering moving calving season back or changing calving seasons all together. However, the easy decision in this process is keeping your bulls locked up a few weeks or a month longer than your usual turnout date.
Montana cattle producers promote beef genetics in Russia
Cattle Business Weekly
Montana livestock breeders Darrell Stevenson of Stevenson Genetics in the Judith Basin; Jack Holden of Holden Herefords near Valier; Jack Ward, chief operating officer of the American Herford Association, Rob Thomas, board member for the American Angus Association and Marty Earnheart, livestock marketing officer for the Montana Department of Agriculture spoke at the April 6-8 “Development of Cattle Breeding in Russia” conference in Moscow.
Kansas Man Faces 9 Counts in Cattle Scam
A Topeka-area man faces federal charges for allegedly defrauding a Jefferson County cattle ranch.
Prosecutors say Dennis Stebbins of Overbrook on Tuesday was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering, four counts of bank fraud, and four counts of money laundering.
Three elements to entrepreneurship
The Cattle Bsiness Weekly
John S. Patton of JM Web Designs started his design company at the incredibly young age of 14. He and his friend, Michael, loved the World Wrestling Federation, now known as the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and decided to build a website that would cater to others that loved it as well.
They began to teach themselves how to design, market and launch a website over the course of a year. It eventually launched and became a top website for WWF fans.
Mississippi Premium Replacement Heifer Program
Selection and development of beef heifers, to replace culled cows or increase herd numbers, impacts the economics of a cow-calf operation through genetics and longevity. Improved genetics can enhance growth performance and carcass value, while eventual longevity of the heifer as a mature cow is influenced by reproductive success during the first breeding season.
Producer Promotes Benefits of Value Added Beef Production
In the current environment of high production costs and tight margins, beef producers need to pursue every option for improving economic returns. Toward that goal, John Queen has been tirelessly educating anyone who will listen on the benefits of value-added beef production.
IBBA Announces 2nd Annual International Issue of the Brangus Journal
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA), along with Brangus Publications Inc (BPI), is currently in production of its 2nd annual international issue of the Brangus Journal. Following the recent success of the Global Brangus Roundup, held March 8, 2009, the IBBA is continuing its aggressive plan to reach out and expand the Brangus breed into international markets.
Consumer Preferences for Amount and Type of Fat in Ground Beef
Scientists and beef industry participants are investigating ways to improve the healthiness of beef. We report results of a nationwide mail survey developed to determine consumers’ preferences for fat content in ground beef and identify how consumers would most like to improve the healthiness of beef. The results from a choice-based conjoint experiment indicate that consumers place significant value on reducing saturated fat and the Omega 6:3 ratio in ground beef, but were relatively unconcerned about conjugated linoleic acid.
Beef: It’s What’s On the Grill
As Americans re-ignite their passion for grilled burgers and steaks with the start of barbecue season, now is the time to brush up on the steps to delicious and healthy grilling.
Outdoor grilling is a favorite spring and summer pastime that brings together family and friends to make new memories while enjoying delicious food. From flavorful beef kabobs and T-bone steak to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables–everything tastes better on the grill.
Ranchers celebrate Earth Day every day
Tom Talbot, DVM
As we again approach Earth Day, it gives those of us who live off the land the opportunity to reflect on the wonder of Mother Nature. Moreover, it is an important time for everyone to stop and consider where their food comes from and what those in production agriculture are doing to ensure that food for the world’s 7 billion people is grown in our state, today and in the future.
California’s cowboy heritage remains strong, even as much of the state has urbanized. Through growth, many recognize California only for its hustle and bustle, easily forgetting that the landscape, climate and tradition continue to make it a great place to grow food.
Cattlemen celebrate on the square
Glasgow Daily Times
Barren County is known statewide for beef cattle production, so it seems only fitting that a festival would celebrate that fact.
The third annual Barren County Cattlemen’s Association Festival is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Glasgow’s Public Square.
Charred Red Meat Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
People who regularly eat burned or charred red meat, like that cooked on a grill, have a 60 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer, U.S. researchers reported Tuesday.
The finding is one of the strongest yet linking very well-done meat, especially red meat, to cancer.
Limousin: Cattle Industry Can Manage Genetic Abnormalities
Historically, in addition to recording pedigree and performance information and providing genetic predictions, the performance programs at cattle breed associations have monitored and managed genetic abnormalities. While there has been relatively little news on that subject for the last decade, several defects recently have emerged. Some are in popular lines of cattle, and they often warrant the attention of breeders and commercial producers.
Beef care packages sent to troops
The Cattle Business Weekly
Thanks to Gary West Smoked Meats of Jacksonville, Ore. and Certified Angus Beef, more than 200 troops from Oregon’s 2-641-AVN unit, the Ohio Army National Guard 1-145th, and the 287th Sustainment Brigade from Kansas, were shipped beef care packages recently. In addition to the gourmet steak strips in the shipments, the packages featured hand-written notes of thanks to soldiers for their service.
Becoming financially savvy: Part 2
The Cattle Business Weekly
Financial guru Jean Chatzky also calls the current financial crisis a “call to action,” and believes prosperity is a habit that anyone can learn. In her new book, The Difference, Chatzky considers why some people are rich and why many are not. To research the subject, Chatzky commissioned a study of 5,000 individuals and uncovered four distinct money types: the wealthy, the financially comfortable, the paycheck-to-paychecks, and the further-in-debtors.