Monthly Archives: October 2008

Beef Talk: The Weather Is Nice, But the Cows Are Thin

Beef Talk: The Weather Is Nice, But the Cows Are Thin

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The Cows are Thin, So Feed Them! The Cows are Thin, So Feed Them!

Now is the best time for the cow to gain some weight while the fetus is not so demanding.

Let’s get right to the point. The weather is nice and the cows are thin. Now is the time to feed them.

The harshness of winter will demand more thermal output for the cows to survive. The third trimester of pregnancy and the corresponding accelerated growth of the calf are waiting in the wings.

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Goldfish Disposal And Owner Obedience Classes

Goldfish Disposal And Owner Obedience Classes

Troy Marshall

When I first saw the story about how Switzerland had passed legislation that detailed how fish and animals are to be treated, I questioned if there was much value in mentioning that they outlawed live bait and catch-and-release fishing, as well. The legislation even spells out how goldfish can be disposed of (no more burials at sea by flushing them down the toilet).

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NCBA Voter Guide

NCBA Voter Guide

On Novemer 4, 2008, Americans will go to the polls to elect a new President.  To help cattle producers choose the candidate that best represents their interests, NCBA has compiled information from both candidates’ websites on issues of importance to America’s ranchers.

This information is not comprehensive, and should not be considered an endorsement of either campaign.

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Beef Quality Summit Agenda Set

Beef Quality Summit Agenda Set


-The long-term effects of rising costs on industry profit and beef demand.

-The retail perspective – balancing quality, price and consumer preference.

-The producer perspective – managing costs, product quality and profit.

-The global perspective – keeping U.S. beef competitive.

-The 2008 election – what the results might mean for the beef industry.

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Nine beef industry priorities

Nine beef industry priorities

Cattle Business Weekly

In September a group of beef industry professionals joined together in Denver to discuss beef quality issues.

All segments of the beef industry were represented and the outcome of the “think tank” was a close examination and outline of how cattle producers and beef marketers should be operating.

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Grain Fed and Grass Fed Beef Production

Grain Fed and Grass Fed Beef Production

David Palmer, MLA Managing Director.

Grain fed and grass fed beef is a complementary combination to fulfil customer needs and demands, writes TheCattleSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris.

The two systems work together in the Australian beef production industry making use of the available resources and providing the products that are required by consumers.

David Palmer, the managing director of Meat and Livestock Australia, speaking at the recent World Meat Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, said that the livestock industry is in the meals industry and it has to meet consumer demands regarding taste and budget by supplying appropriate products.

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Guidelines Relating to the Registration Status of Potential and Known Carriers of the Curly Calf Syndrome

Guidelines Relating to the Registration Status of Potential and Known Carriers of the Curly Calf Syndrome

American Angus Association

As a part of its ongoing efforts to protect our members and their customers and to provide future guidance for our membership, the Board sets forth below the following concepts it intends to follow in formalizing a policy to deal with the registration status of potential and known carriers of the Curly Calf Syndrome (“CCS”) gene. The following is based on the assumption that a specific test will be developed and made available to members that can distinguish animals with the recessive gene from ones free of it. What follows must therefore be considered hypothetical in the absence of a confirmed test.

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