Daily Archives: January 27, 2011

Red Angus Association Adds New Carcass EPDs for Profitability

Red Angus Association Adds New Carcass EPDs for Profitability

Cattle Today

Red Angus stakeholders now have access to updated tools that will enable them to achieve their ultimate profit goal. The newly released Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) 2011 Spring EPDs include two new genetic prediction tools for Carcass Weight (CW) and Yield Grade (YG).

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Is Cattle Farming Worth it?

Is Cattle Farming Worth it?

Buzzle.com

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Not many people are well versed on the ins and outs of domesticated cows, but it may be time for society to learn about the issue of cattle farming as it becomes more and more pressing.

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Steve Cornett: Trace Beef not Cattle?

Steve Cornett: Trace Beef not Cattle?

Beef Today

Mandatory animal ID may be near dead at the moment, but don’t think that means we can all forget the idea. The non-meat food industry is about to get a dunking into the value of food traceability

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‘We don’t sell cattle like we did 50 years ago’

‘We don’t sell cattle like we did 50 years ago’

Bill Jackson

The Greeley Tribune

Larry Croissant sits at the dining room table and gets right to the point.

“You can’t be static. It’s not good to be static. You have to change. This is a consumer-driven business and if you don’t change to meet those demands, you won’t be in business,” Croissant said.

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Ag Secretary Explains President’s State of the Union Ag Positions

Ag Secretary Explains President’s State of the Union Ag Positions

Andy Eubank

Hoosier AG Today

Farm groups reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address were pleased to hear his messages about agriculture particularly the commitment to biofuels and getting free trade agreements passed by Congress.

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Allendale projects smallest cattle inventory in more than 50 years

Allendale projects smallest cattle inventory in more than 50 years

Brownfield Network

Ahead of Friday’s semi-annual USDA cattle inventory update, one major analytical firm expects the report to show the lowest herd number in more than 50 years.

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2011 Beef Feedlot Roundtables at Three Locations

2011 Beef Feedlot Roundtables at Three Locations

KRVN

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and others in the industry will learn the latest in feedlot health, environment, economics and research at the 2011 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 8-10 in West Point, Lexington and Bridgeport.

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NCBA Announces Impressive Speaker Line-up for 2011 Cattle Industry Convention

NCBA Announces Impressive Speaker Line-up for 2011 Cattle Industry Convention

PRweb

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce the line-up of speakers for the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention. Richard “Pitch” Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, and the last fireman to escape the devastation, will officially kick off the convention with keynote remarks at the opening general session called “Last Man Down,” sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

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Grass tetany season nears

Grass tetany season nears

Mark Keaton

Baxter Bulletin

Beef cattle producers can expect grass tetany to become more of a threat to their animals as soon as green grass begins emerging in pastures.

Tetany isn’t unique to poorly run cattle and forage operations. It often occurs on better managed farms where the soil gets high rates of nitrogen and potassium from poultry litter or commercial fertilizer.

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Study Shows $30 Hereford Heterosis Advantage

Study Shows $30 Hereford Heterosis Advantage

Calves sired by Hereford bulls have a $30 per head documented advantage in feedlot profitability and 7% advantage in fertility when compared to Angus-sired calves, according to a recent research study.

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International Market Competition Continues to Grow

International Market Competition Continues to Grow

Cattle Today

The model that the United States has established to promote U.S. beef exports internationally has been a successful one – and has spawned a growing replication of the model, proving that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. At the same time, it is creating vigorous competition for overseas red meat customers.

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