Daily Archives: April 10, 2006

OBTAINING AN ACCURATE PICTURE OF MINERAL STATUS CAN BE COMPLICATED

OBTAINING AN ACCURATE PICTURE OF MINERAL STATUS CAN BE COMPLICATED

by: Stephen B. Blezinger
Ph.D, PAS
Cattletoday.com

Part 2

In the last issue we reviewed and discussed steps and procedures to more accurately assess the status of a variety of minerals in cattle. Producers, veterinarians and nutritionists alike have found that it is important to sample and test the correct tissue (or fluid) in order to get the most accurate indication of what minerals may or may not be deficient in the animal. Previously we discussed the macro or major minerals. This part will elaborate on the trace minerals. One thing that nutritional research (and centuries of production) has shown us is that even the most minutely required nutrients can create huge problems if a deficiency or excess occurs (any type of imbalance).

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DATA SHOWS THAT QUEST FOR CHOICE HAS NOT IMPROVED

DATA SHOWS THAT QUEST FOR CHOICE HAS NOT IMPROVED

by: Clifford Mitchell
Cattletoday.com

The beef industry, without a doubt, has seen many changes over the past decade. Value-based marketing to fill brand identified niches has become a more popular alternative than marketing the harvested product as a commodity. As these brands stepped to the forefront, there was a cry to increase marbling genetics within the nation’s cowherd.

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The Day Pigs Fly At O’Hare

The Day Pigs Fly At O’Hare

By Vince Gerasole

CBS2Chicago.com

(CBS) CHICAGO Midwestern livestock sure get around – to Asia and Europe and points in between. How these fine swine and other animals get there will amaze you.

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes us Inside Chicago to see what happens when pigs fly.

The Midwest is home to some real pigs, their fine bred pork butts destined for the butcher shop, But there are those who escape.

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US Rancher Criticizes Canadian Beef

US Rancher Criticizes Canadian Beef

By Kim Yon-se
Staff Reporter, The Korean Times

A U.S. cattle rancher Monday blamed Canadian and British beef for a ban on beef produced by her country and expressed uneasiness.

Via calling and e-mailing The Korea Times during her recent visit to Korea, Dianne E. Capps, a CEO in the Association of Oregon State Cattlegrowers, said Koreans are not adequately informed about cattle produced in the U.S. in general and her state in particular.

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Spring Fest attracts thousands of visitors on Saturday

Spring Fest attracts thousands of visitors on Saturday

By Mike Westervelt
Assistant Campus Editor, The Exponent

With her arm halfway submerged in a tank of three horseshoe crabs, nine-year-old Cassidy Tommas-Dolick said this year’s Spring Fest was one of the best.

“Each part of (the horseshoe crab) has a different texture,” she said with a smile. “It feels weird.”

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US Beef Prices Hit 6 1/2-Month Lows, Pork At 27-Month Low

US Beef Prices Hit 6 1/2-Month Lows, Pork At 27-Month Low

Cattlennetwork.com

KANSAS CITY (Dow Jones)–Wholesale beef prices in the U.S. hit 6 1/2-month lows this week while the pork carcass composite value, commonly known as the pork cutout, on Friday fell to its lowest since Dec. 30, 2003.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported choice beef prices on Wednesday at $137.56 per hundredweight, the lowest since Sept. 29. While choice beef prices rebounded the next two days, select grade beef prices continued to slide throughout the week to $127.37 on Friday, which was the lowest quote since Sept. 30.

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Cattle cloner aims to make $2b in IPO

Cattle cloner aims to make $2b in IPO

The Standard

Xinjiang Golden Cattle Biology Incorporated, which operates a cloning research center, plans to raise up to HK$2.3 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong by the end of the year, said people familiar with the deal.

Tim LeeMaster and Carol Chan

Monday, April 10, 2006

Xinjiang Golden Cattle Biology Incorporated, which operates a cloning research center, plans to raise up to HK$2.3 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong by the end of the year, said people familiar with the deal.

The company has hired China Everbright to arrange the sale.

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