Seoul may resume beef imports in June
Seoul is likely to resume imports of U.S. beef in June after establishing that the animal involved in America’s third case of mad cow disease was born before April 1998, Korea’s Agriculture Ministry said yesterday.
Madness about mad-cow disease
The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC
If a hospital wanted to advertise that it upholds sanitary standards higher than any required by the government, no one would object. A used car dealer that decided to offer only vehicles with the best crash-test scores would be free to do so. But after a meat packer announced plans to establish the strictest program around to protect consumers from mad cow disease, the United States Department of Agriculture replied: Fat chance. Eating meat from animals afflicted with the illness can cause irreversible, fatal damage to the brain. Last month, a cow in Alabama was found to be infected, the third confirmed case in this country. Canada, which has similar regulations to prevent the disease, has had five.
Nineteen B.C. animals traced to latest case of mad cow
Canadian Press, Canada.Com
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
VANCOUVER — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be testing 19 animals connected to a cow discovered with mad cow disease on a dairy farm in the Fraser Valley.
George Luterbach, spokesman for the agency, said Tuesday the cattle may have eaten the same feed consumed by an animal infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, as mad cow disease is scientifically known.
Beef in its prime
April 26, 2006
Diet trends come and go – recently, low-fat took a beating -but one thing remains certain: Americans still love red meat. We eat an average of 67 pounds of beef a year, and that hasn’t changed for a decade, according to the newest government figures.
Beef’s for dinner the healthy way
By THAYER WINE
Staff Writer, Tennessean.com
Despite the admonishments of some doctors and nutritionists, chances are beef is on America’s plates to stay.
If you take a look at Chef Richard Chamberlain and registered dietitian Betsy Hornick’s book, The Healthy Beef Cookbook (Wiley, $21.95), you can have your beef without conflict.
Chamberlain, who comes from a Texas cattle ranching family and is the owner of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House in Dallas, offers more than 130 thoroughly tested, low-fat beef recipes that even health-conscious people can enjoy.
As summer nears, many look to the sky
By Ron Maloney
Published April 26, 2006
It’s been a hot, dry winter followed by a hot, dry spring.
And even with rains a week ago and again Tuesday night, Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated enough to avoid likely water restrictions or promise a strong summer recreation season — at least not yet.
In Bexar County, the San Antonio Water System and Edwards Aquifer Authority are warning that Stage 1 water restrictions could be imposed this summer for the first time in four years.
On PBS Tonight: Standard of Perfection – Show Cattle
Most people have seen a cow, but few can say they’ve seen a Grand Champion Jersey being prepped for the biggest and most prestigious event in New England: the Fryeburg Fair. Held annually in October, the fair signals a time when cattle lovers across New England gather to bathe, groom, clip and show their animals over three days of intense competition.
Ohio and Kentucky to co-host county agent national meeting
Apr. 25, 2006
CINCINNATI, Ohio — This year, both Ohio and Kentucky will host the 91st Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
The event, to be held July 23-27 at the Cincinnati Cinergy Center, marks the first time two different states with two different NACAA regions have hosted AMPIC together. The last time AMPIC was hosted in Ohio was in 1972. The conference is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and NACAA.
CONSIDER SEVERAL FACTORS BEFORE CREEP FEEDING
by: Jane Parish
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
Mississippi State University
“To creep or not to creep?” That is the question that many beef producers wrangle with in managing calf nutrition. Producers often have several arguments for either allowing calves creep supplementation access or for keeping creep access off limits.
A 1996 survey conducted by USDA’s National Health Monitoring System reported that 19.5 percent of cow-calf operations in the Southeast utilize creep feeding. In making an informed decision about preweaning supplementation, several factors should be considered. Research points to both advantages and disadvantages in creep feeding of beef calves.