Daily Archives: April 20, 2009

Livestock supporters asked to contact Rush Limbaugh

Livestock supporters asked to contact Rush Limbaugh

Dave Russell

Brownfield Network

It didn’t take long for Twitter users to get the word out that radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was voicing Public Service Announcements, supporting the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). A number of Brownfield followers on Twitter were sending Tweets urging agricultural supporters to call Limbaugh during his show on Friday or send an email to inform him of the truth behind HSUS.

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Composting May be Best Livestock Carcass Disposal Method

Composting May be Best Livestock Carcass Disposal Method

NDSU provides the dos and don’ts of livestock carcass disposal.

This year’s spring flooding and blizzards have caused many livestock deaths.

Methods of disposing of dead animals include burning, burying and composting, but burning and burying have drawbacks, according to Chris Augustin, area nutrient management specialist at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

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How Long is the Interval from Calving to Return to Heat Cycles in 2 year-olds?

How Long is the Interval from Calving to Return to Heat Cycles in 2 year-olds?

Glenn Selk, OSU Extension Cattle Reproduction Specialist

Research data sets have shown conclusively that cows that calve in thin body condition but regain weight and condition going into the breeding season do not rebreed at the same rate as those that calve in good condition and maintain that condition into the breeding season. The following table from Missouri researchers illustrates the number of days between calving to the return to heat cycles depending on body condition at calving and body condition change after calving.

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EPA Says Cattle Material is not Hazardous

EPA Says Cattle Material is not Hazardous


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that “cattle material prohibited in animal feed” (CMPAF) is non-hazardous solid waste and thus can be disposed of in landfills.

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HSUS Ready in Ohio

HSUS Ready in Ohio

Hoosier AG Today

  It is clear that the next state targeted by the Humane Society of the United States is Ohio. The HSUS wants change in housing requirement for farm animals in the state. Jack Advent, executive director of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association says HSUS plans to pursue an initiative, potentially ballot-driven, similar to California’s Proposition 2, which passed by nearly a 27 percent margin in November. Proposition 2 requires that farms provide enough room for animals to stand up, turn around and extend their limbs. The California law will go into effect in January 2015.

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A rare education in beef

A rare education in beef

ABC News 7

Growing up, the only question was, how do you want your steak cooked?

These days, you hear terms like natural, organic, free-range, corn-fed and a host of other labels referring to how the cows were raised. In our first report, we’re taking a look at what all those USDA labels mean as well as the key differences between corn-fed and grass-fed.

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Johanns co-sponsors legislation to protect agriculture

Johanns co-sponsors legislation to protect agriculture


Senator Mike Johanns on Friday announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation to protect livestock producers from onerous regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which today moved one step closer to becoming reality.

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