Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

Video Feature: What should a steer be weighing four weeks before show?

Video Feature: What should a steer be weighing four weeks before show?

Purina Mills

Q&A: We want to feed the ddgs free choice to calves grazing stalks. Could it be cut with salt or another product to limit daily consumption?

Q&A: We want to feed the ddgs free choice to calves grazing stalks. Could it be cut with salt or another product to limit daily consumption?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   We have not fed ddgs free choice or limited intake using salt. You might think with the high fat content of ddgs, that fat alone would limit intake to a certain extent, but with the high palatability of ddgs, fat will likely not limit intake.

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Could Vilsack be Moved from Ag to Commerce?

Could Vilsack be Moved from Ag to Commerce?

Hoosier AG Today

  President-elect Barack Obama is trying to find a replacement for New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who has withdrawn his name from consideration to be Secretary of Commerce in the Obama cabinet. Richardson has been sidelined by a federal ethics probe into a 1.5 million dollar state contract to CDR Financial Products of California.

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Ways to reduce hay loss in the winter

Ways to reduce hay loss in the winter

MARK MECHLING

Zanesville Times Recorder

Each winter we emphasize the need to reduce hay feeding waste by using a variety of techniques. My colleague in Guernsey County, Clif Little, has summarized some of those methods in reducing hay loss when feeding cattle in the winter.

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Jan. 16 `Webcast´ to cover feed strategies to curb air emissions for livestock operations

Jan. 16 `Webcast´ to cover feed strategies to curb air emissions for livestock operations

Southwest Farm Press

Livestock producers and others interested in hearing the latest information on feeding strategies to reduce animal manure air emissions can access a free webcast Jan. 16. The webcast is produced by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center of eXtension.

eXtension is an educational partnership comprised of landgrant universities across the country. Kansas State University Research and Extension is a partner in eXtension.

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Utah ranchers build beef bridge to Baghdad.

Utah ranchers build beef bridge to Baghdad.

Alex Cabrero.

WSAV

A University of Utah agricultural extension agent is hoping a little bovine diplomacy will help strengthen relations between the United States and Iraq.

Lyle Holmgren’s is back after his first trip to Baghdad, and says he believes the Iraqis have a taste for U.S. beef.

He’s hoping to introduce Utah cattle to Iraqis, form a relationship with Iraqi ranchers, and build a partnership with the right people there to create a new beef market.

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Final U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling Rule Draws Criticisms

Final U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling Rule Draws Criticisms

Alan Bjerga

Bloomberg

Longtime supporters of U.S. regulations requiring meat and fresh produce to be labeled by country of origin say the government’s final rule on the matter doesn’t do enough to distinguish U.S. meat from competitors.

The rule announced today allows U.S. meat produced in a domestic facility that also is processing imported animals to carry a multicountry designation. That blurs the distinction between U.S. and foreign meat, according to critics, especially ranchers in northern states who compete with Canadian cattle. They pushed for a U.S.-only label to spur consumer purchases.

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