Daily Archives: August 23, 2010

What are your culling criteria?

What are your culling criteria?

Clay Wright, Noble Foundation

The Cattle Business Weekly

As fall approaches and cow-calf pairs are sorted, vaccinated and weaned – it’s also an opportune time for selection and culling. Selection is the process of deciding which animals stay in the herd another year and is based on defined criteria for reproduction, functionality and production within the herd.

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Cattlemen can help prevent dark cutters.

Cattlemen can help prevent dark cutters.

Ceritifed Angus Beef

In most situations, things go better when everyone remains calm. That’s true for cattle, too, including those about to enter the food chain.

Excited cattle can become “dark cutters,” lowering profit potential and causing beef demand challenges, says David O’Diam, brand extension manager for Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).

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John Harrington: Steering the Titanic?

John Harrington: Steering the Titanic?

DTN

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board unanimously approved a $40.6 million budget for Fiscal 2011, down 7.4 percent from the Fiscal 2010 budget and representing a decline of about 24 percent in the last five years.

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OQBN Vac-45 Program Adds Value to Beef Cattle

OQBN Vac-45 Program Adds Value to Beef Cattle

David Cantrell OSU Extension Educator

McAlester News-Capital

Successful cow-calf producers strive to receive the highest possible value for their calves at sale date. The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network is a program which began in 2001 and is a joint effort by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association.

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Senators support GIPSA competition rule

Senators support GIPSA competition rule

High Plains Journal

Twenty-one senators have signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in support of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s proposed livestock and poultry competition rule released in late June.

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Angus breed has lowest incidence of bovine respiratory disease

Angus breed has lowest incidence of bovine respiratory disease

AG Professional

Seasoned cattlemen have long suspected a link between calf genetics and health, and a mounting body of research is proving them right. Uncovering that connection might lead to new tools for managing disease resistance.

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USDA and Department of Justice Announce Agenda for August 27 Livestock Workshop in Colorado

USDA and Department of Justice Announce Agenda for August 27 Livestock Workshop in Colorado

USDA

The workshop will be held in the main ballroom of the Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, 1101 Centre Avenue Mall, Fort Collins. Attendance is free and open to the public. The general public and media interested in attending the Colorado workshop should register at www.conferences.colostate.edu/LiveStockWorkshop.

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