Daily Archives: June 8, 2009

Q&A: I’d like to ID all parts of beef animal that have market value and discover value of such parts.

Q&A:   I’d like to ID all parts of beef animal that have market value and discover value of such parts.

Dr. Dennis Burson, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   You can get the meat value using the Colorado State University beef cutout calculator.

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Stop bulls from riding

Stop bulls from riding

Drovers.com

The CK Ranch, Brookville, Kan., raises registered Hereford cattle and a commercial cow-calf herd. When seedstock operators commingle bulls from different groups for shipment to customers, riding behavior sometimes can present a risk of injury to the bulls.

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A Behind the Scenes Look At the Vilsack Visit

A Behind the Scenes Look At the Vilsack Visit

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG TOday

Whenever a President or cabinet officer comes to town, it is a big production: a big well-staged, well-orchestrated production. The visit last week by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana was no exception. Coverage of the event can be found elsewhere on Hoosier Ag today.com to share with you is what did not make the news and what really happened at a few of the events. I think you will find this interesting because it will provide some context to the news that was reported and demonstrate how much of what passes for news today is controlled and contrived with a specific agenda in mind.

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New film offers troubling view of US food industry

New film offers troubling view of US food industry

Ann Levin

Daily Illini

The new documentary “Food, Inc.” begins with idyllic scenes of American farmland, panning from golden fields of hay to a solitary cowboy rounding up a herd of cattle. Then the camera zooms in on a grocery cart overflowing with packaged food and rolling down the aisles of a gaudily lit supermarket.

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Study Breaks Link Between Red Meat and Cancer

Study Breaks Link Between Red Meat and Cancer

Thebeefsite.com

A study by the National Institutes of Health and the American Association of Retired Persons concluded there is no link between a high intake of meat and increased risk of breast cancer.

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Last sale at Napoleon sale barn

Last sale at Napoleon sale barn

KXMBTV Bismarck

After 50 years one sale barn closes its door.

Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin travels to Napoleon to see the last cow walk through the ring.

“BIDDING It’s the last chant from THIS auction block

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NFU calling for laws banning captive supply of cattle print this article

NFU calling for laws banning captive supply of cattle print this article

SW Booster

The following is an open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada and the leaders of the federal parties regarding the urgent need for Canadian laws banning captive supply of cattle.

Canada’s independent ranchers and farmers-the backbone of our cattle and beef sectors-are receiving some of the lowest prices they’ve seen since the Great Depression. Adjusted for inflation, prices today are half of price averages from the 1970s, and ’80s. Today’s Depression-echoing prices are bankrupting long-standing cattle producers and forcing farm families from the land.

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