Daily Archives: October 14, 2009

Video Feature: How Many Heifers Should Be Kept

Dr. Clyde Lane University of Tennessee, Beef Extension Specialist, discusses this important topic.

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Red Angus, Simmental Collaborate on Conference

Red Angus, Simmental Collaborate on Conference

Cattle Today

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, Mont., on July 23-24, 2009. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.

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E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection

E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection


New York Times

Editors note: This is the original story from the New York Times has fueled the debate over the safety of ground meat.  The original video of the Larry King Show discussing the meat industry can be watched by CLICKING HERE

Stephanie Smith, a children’s dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that first day, and she finished her classes.

Then her diarrhea turned bloody. Her kidneys shut down. Seizures knocked her unconscious. The convulsions grew so relentless that doctors had to put her in a coma for nine weeks. When she emerged, she could no longer walk. The affliction had ravaged her nervous system and left her paralyzed.

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Meat Takes a Beating, Gets a Blessing on Larry King

Meat Takes a Beating, Gets a Blessing on Larry King

Eat Well Guide

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Two cornerstones of American culture collided Monday night on CNN:

Larry King and cheap processed meat. Or should I say colluded? After all, they’ve got a lot in common: both smush together scraps of debatable value and dubious origin and extrude them as suitable fodder for our more credulous compatriots. And both have the potential to poison us, whether by tainting our food supply with pathogens or contaminating our national conversation with lackeys and lobbyists.

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Winkles: Climate bill threatens food supply

Winkles: Climate bill threatens food supply


Advocates for Agriculture

The Waxman-Markey climate bill offers a lot of enticing incentives for farmers in South Carolina and elsewhere, but I would encourage farmers to take more than a quick study of the American Clean Energy and Security Act to see the detrimental effects the bill can have on farmers and consumers.

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Treatment of Sick Calves

Treatment of Sick Calves

V. Michael Lane, Extension Veterinarian, Caine Veterinary Teaching and Research Center, University of Idaho, Marie S. Bulgin, Extension Veterinarian, Caine Veterinary Teaching and Research Center, University of Idaho, Bruce C. Anderson, Extension Veterinarian, Caine Veterinary Teaching and Research Center, University of Idaho

Oral fluid therapy is the single most important treatment for calves with simple diarrhea. “Simple” means that the calf is losing excessive amounts of fluids and certain electrolytes from the intestine; there is not a destructive disease outside of the intestine. Therefore, ”simple” means there are no complications.

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Chorus of critics may help change feedlot enforcement

Chorus of critics may help change feedlot enforcement


Protracted sparring between the state’s top environmental cop and a smelly dairy feedlot near Thief River Falls is drawing a gathering chorus criticizing what’s seen as excessive timidity by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to deal with a problem that’s left several families and children sporadically inhaling "dangerous" hydrogen sulfide fumes over a two-year period.

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