Daily Archives: June 23, 2009

Pinkeye and Cancer-Eye in Cattle

Dr. Ron Lemenager, Beef Extension Specialist, Purdue University, discusses the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer-eye and pinkeye in cattle.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  THE DARK SIDE

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE DARK SIDE

Two of the richest animal rights groups in the country have recently made the news; PETA killed 95% of the dogs and cats left in their care in 2008 (VA Department of AG), and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) contributed less than 4% of their $91.5 million budget to hands-on dog and cat shelters in 2007 (Center for Consumer Freedom)

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Advantages in Breeding Smaller Beef Cattle

Advantages in Breeding Smaller Beef Cattle

Thebeefsite.com

Breeding smaller animals in the beef industry can be an advantage.

Half the size, half the work and half the expense when you breed from smaller bulls and heifers is exactly what rancher Bob Potter wanted, according to a report on My Fox. "Sixty-five per cent of that animal goes for edible beef as opposed to 45 to 50 per cent off one of the big ones," he said in the report.

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Cattle controversy: Will feds tax cow burps to limit warming?

Cattle controversy: Will feds tax cow burps to limit warming?

USA Today

Dina Cappiello

One contributor to global warming — bigger than coal mines, landfills and sewage treatment plants — is being left out of efforts by the Obama administration and Democrats in the House of Representatives to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Cow burps.

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Bill would change checkoff marketing

Bill would change checkoff marketing

Tim Hearden

Capital Press

Legislation would assign portion of checkoff to promoting U.S.-raised beef

A bill in the U.S. Senate would allow some Beef Checkoff dollars to be used to specifically extol the benefits of American-grown meat.

The Beef Checkoff Modernization Act, introduced by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., would devote 30 percent of the checkoff product marketing budget to promote beef derived from cattle exclusively born and raised in the United States.

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The Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale

The Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale

cattlenetwork.com

Are you looking for a good place to sell Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves? The Kentucky Hereford Association is organizing a new feeder calf sale Oct. 27, 2009 at 6p.m., at the Bluegrass South Livestock Market in Stanford, Ky.

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Beef trade under negotiation

Beef trade under negotiation

Jerry Hagstrom

Agweek

Danish government will urge the European Union to consider adopting sanitation measures that would ease the importation of U.S. beef, but is concerned that provisions in the food safety bill now moving through the House may make it harder for Denmark to export its pork to the United States, the Danish agriculture minister said June 15.

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