Daily Archives: September 9, 2008

Truth About Animal Cruelty, It’s Not at Livestock Auctions

Truth About Animal Cruelty, It’s Not at Livestock Auctions

Farmers and ranchers across the United States stand strongly against any form of animal abuse or cruelty. This video describes the responsibility of U.S. livestock auction markets in properly caring for animals.

Audio Feature: 2008 Cattle Industry Summer Conference: Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition, Joint Beef & Dairy Symposium part 2

Audio Feature:  2008 Cattle Industry Summer Conference: Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition, Joint Beef & Dairy Symposium part 2

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The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition answers questions from dairy and beef producers.

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Baxter Black: PANDA POOP

Baxter Black:  PANDA POOP

Columnists, including me, feel a responsibility to keep you, the reader, updated on discoveries or phenomenon that might directly affect you.

The latest gem that piqued my interest was the announcement that Chinese scientists are encouraging paper mills to use panda poop to make paper. Right off the bat I thought, why not use the whole panda? But there would be the ‘cuddly factor’ to deal with, so I dropped it.

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Clones: The Ethics of Super Cows

Clones: The Ethics of Super Cows

Thebeefsite.com

Cloned food is generally perceived in a negative light by consumers, but for veterinarian Donald Coover, it conjures a miraculous world of super-cows with high milk and meat yields.

Mr Coover is helping to lead the clone revolution out of tiny Galesburg, writes Alex Roslin for The Gazette, a village of 150 with one convenience store and two churches, surrounded by fields of wheat and cattle ranches.

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Will Mandatory COOL Hurt Ground Beef Sales?

Will Mandatory COOL Hurt Ground Beef Sales?

Steve Kay

Beef Magazine

Think of beef and most people bring to mind a juicy steak. But the beef industry’s most valuable product is ground beef, sold as such, in patty form or in other ways. Estimates suggest these products represent about 42% of all the beef consumed in the U.S. each year. In terms of volume, the market is divided 50/50 between retail and foodservice.

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Herefords Are First U.S. Beef Cattle Imported To Kazakhstan

Herefords Are First U.S. Beef Cattle Imported To Kazakhstan

cattlenetwork.com

A jumbo jet loaded with 253 Hereford cattle left Chicago O’Hare International Airport, then 48 hours and 12,000 miles later, the cattle arrived at their destination in southeastern Kazakhstan on June 22. It was an historic event; the group was the first U.S. beef cattle to be imported to Kazakhstan.

The cattle were purchased by Ataibekov Bakyt, owner of Dinara Ranch, a 700-head cattle and farming operation in Kazakhstan.

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Livestock Producer Compliance with The COOL Interim Final Rule

Livestock Producer Compliance with The COOL Interim Final Rule

Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

Livestock producers are not directly regulated by the COOL interim final rule as livestock are not considered covered commodities.  However, only producers have first hand knowledge concerning the origin of their animals.  Definitive origin information must be provided to slaughter facilities so that meat covered commodities can be accurately labeled at retail.  Presumption of origin by packers and other entities in the marketing chain is not permitted.  For example, it is not acceptable to assume that if an animal has no ear tag and/or brands identifying that the animal was born and/or raised in Canada or Mexico, the animal is of U.S. origin.

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