Beefmobile wrangler piles up miles during campaign
By CARYL VELISEK
Tracey Orsburn is a Beefmobile Wrangler. She is one of three Wranglers that take the beef message to millions of people across the U.S. in one of two brightly colored vans know as Beefmobiles.
The Beefmobile is one of many educational projects of the national beef checkoff.
Poultry Litter under Scrutiny in Latest BSE Case
High Plain Journal
OMAHA (DTN) — While some experts say the possibility of cows getting BSE from eating poultry litter is remote, others are calling for a ban.
As investigators track the life of an Alabama cow that was found to have mad cow disease, scientists and industry officials will pay close attention to see if poultry litter was a part of its diet. While they have no documents, officials say dentition suggests the cow was 10 years old, born before the 1997 feed ban.
DJ SURVEY: Record March Numbers Seen In USDA Cattle Data
By Jim Cote
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
CHICAGO (Dow Jones)–Friday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly inventory of cattle in the nation’s largest feedlots is expected to show a record-high March 1 cattle-on-feed figure for the current data series going back to 1996, which would be the third straight monthly record.
Japan may ask U.S. for more details about beef safety measures
The China Post
Japan may ask the U.S. for more details about its safety measures to prevent any repeat of an export error that sent banned beef parts considered at risk for mad cow disease to Japan, the health minister said Wednesday.
The U.S. government, which is trying to get Japan to overturn its most recent banned on U.S. beef, sent answers last Saturday to questions Tokyo had about an initial U.S. report on the matter, but the responses did not settle all of Japan’s safety concerns, Health Minister Jiro Kawasaki said.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
By: Stacy Daniel
For some grade school kids, getting up close and personal with a cow has never been so educational.
Local students got a crash course on the cattle industry and the role it plays in California’s history on Tuesday.
Manure composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions
OTTAWA (AFP) – Composting cow manure significantly reduces harmful greenhouse gases linked to global warming while also cutting back on its foul smell, according to a new Canadian study.
University of Alberta researcher Gurpreet Singh said he unearthed scientific evidence that composting, rather than the normal farm practice of stockpiling dung, produces a third less greenhouse gases and could reduce Canada’s carbon emissions by as much as 1.6 billion kilograms annually.
Scientists debate health benefits of pricey organic foods Chemical-free food is popular, but not necessarily superior
Date published: 3/22/2006
By KRISTEN GERENCHERMARKETWATCH
SAN FRANCISCO–When it comes to food quality in the United States, all apples are created equal. Or are they?
A growing number of people are willing to pay a premium for food certified as organic–produce generally barred from being grown with pesticides, synthetic materials or genetic modification, and livestock raised without antibiotics or growth hormones.