Daily Archives: August 28, 2009

BeefTalk: Not All Land Is Created Equal

BeefTalk: Not All Land Is Created Equal

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Land mapping process identifies potential forage production for all the individual ecosites to determine the number of acres needed to provide the nutritional requirement for a cow for a month.

Land mapping of “ecosites” in pastures is helping producers determine stocking rates. This mapping process identifies potential forage production for all the individual ecosites to determine the number of acres needed to provide the nutritional requirement for a cow for a month.

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More on a Feed Tag

More on a Feed Tag

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

The following information appears on a feed tag of a protein supplement. Because the feed is a protein supplement, the name on the tag usually indicates the percentage protein that the supplement contains. As an example, let’s evaluate the feed tag of a medicated protein supplement called Protein Gem Fortifier 32-10 B70. The 32-10 indicates that this supplement is a 32% protein supplement and that 10% comes from a non-protein nitrogen source; therefore 22% coming from an all “natural” protein source

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Steve Cornett:  When Cheap Food is Bad

Steve Cornett:  When Cheap Food is Bad

Beef Today

The Internet, at least the part folks send me links to, is filled with folks mad at Time Magazine and writer Bryan Walsh just because of a poorly-reported article he wrote blaming farm policy for fat Americans.

I’m glad he wrote it. Maybe it will wake folks up to what’s going on under their noses.

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Meat Groups Have Their Say On TIME Cover Story

Meat Groups Have Their Say On TIME Cover Story

Lisa M. Keefe

Hoosier AG Today

  In the wake of the publication of TIME magazine‘s cover story on the meat industry – The Real Cost of Cheap Food – several industry organizations and others with a stake in the business are airing their discontent. The National Cattlemen‘s Beef Association, the only industry representative quoted in the piece, lashed out with a press release outlining the steps it took to provide information to TIME‘s writer, the vast majority of which was not included in the final piece. The organization indicates that they were called late in the reporting and writing process, and that the writer discussed the angle of his story only when pressed for details.

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New TV Show Tells the Story of Beef Producers

New TV Show Tells the Story of Beef Producers

Field Assignment

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, be sure to toon into Farm Journal Television Network, which produces AgDay and U.S. Farm Report , for the new series titled, ‘I am Angus.’ The American Angus Association announced the premier of the show earlier this week.

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Combining Cattle And Wildlife

Combining Cattle And Wildlife

Russell Stevens, Noble Foundation

Southern Livestock Standard

Many landowners are becoming increasingly interested in incorporating wildlife management into their cattle operations. Many variables can influence compatibility between wildlife and cattle, including, but not limited to, cattle stocking rate, species of wildlife, forage type, climate, etc.

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Bill would ax estate tax for agriculture

Bill would ax estate tax for agriculture

TIM HEARDEN

Capital Press

Business-involvement stipulation for heir raises some concerns

Farmers and ranchers are supporting a bill in Congress that would exempt certain land from the federal estate tax as long as the property is kept in agriculture.

The bill by U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and John Salazar, D-Colo., would deduct from the estate tax the value of farmland in cases where the heir had been involved in the farm operation for five of the past eight years.

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