Daily Archives: January 12, 2009

Video Feature: What advice do you have for a first time heifer exhibitor?

Video Feature: What advice do you have for a first time heifer exhibitor?

Purina Mills



‘ALWAYS BE RIDIN’ YER HORSE’ A good cowboy passed along that bit of wisdom he learned from his dad.

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Whitestone-Krebs cattle at home in Russia

Whitestone-Krebs cattle at home in Russia

Not your average shipping day

Lyn Messersmith

The Cattle Business Weekly

September 9th and 16th , 2008 weren’t ordinary sale days for Whitestone-Krebs Angus of Gordon, Neb. The shipment of two hundred fifty heifers and ten bulls to Russia had involved months of preparation, which culminated in two short days.

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Emerging Economic Shadow of COOL Legislation

Emerging Economic Shadow of COOL Legislation


As the recent Country of Origin Labelling legislation descends into legal battles, the financial effect that this move has had begins to take shape.

According to a recent report by Truth About Trade and Technology, one thing to keep in mind when looking at the data is not just the date when MCOOL went into effect (September 30) but also the provision in the last farm bill that all cattle imported in the US before July 15 would be considered of US origin while those imported after that date would be considered of foreign origin, thus impacting the terms with which they were sold to packing plants.

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Perkins Named Executive Vice President of BBU

Perkins Named Executive Vice President of BBU

Cattle Today

Dr. Tommy Perkins of Willard, Mo. has been named executive vice president for Beefmaster Breeders United. He will assume his duties on January 1, 2009.

Prior to accepting the position with Beefmaster Breeders United, Perkins was Director of the Beef Teaching and Research Program and Professor for the Department of Agriculture, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo.

Dr. Perkins received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas. and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. in Animal Breeding and Genetics.

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SoCal slaughter plant abuse not systemic

SoCal slaughter plant abuse not systemic

High Plains Journal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspector general said, Dec. 10, that there wasn’t a systemic failure behind the cattle abuse that led to the nation’s biggest beef recall last February.

But the IG also said in a report that better management controls are needed to prevent further incidents of the kind of abuse that happened at Southern California’s Westland/Hallmark Meat Co.

Workers at the plant were recorded on undercover video abusing and prodding cattle to force them to slaughter. The scandal led the USDA to ban slaughter of all ‘downer’ cows that are too weak to stand.

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Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Announces Pruismann as the New President

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Announces Pruismann as the New President


The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) held elections for their Executive Board the evening of January 5, 2009 prior to the kickoff of the 2009 ICA Annual Convention, January 6-7, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, Iowa.

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