Monthly Archives: January 2010

Video Feature: Troy Hadrick-The Importance of Being an Advocate for Agriculture

Video Feature:  Troy Hadrick-The Importance of Being an Advocate for Agriculture –

Troy Hadrick why it is important to be a an advocate for agriculture. Troy works hard to make sure that he tells the story of ag to people across the United States.

BeefTalk: Thank You to the Brown Coverall Brigade

BeefTalk: Thank You to the Brown Coverall Brigade

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

There is always a good side to everything. Sometimes, knowing that life is good is sufficient.

Agriculture is a daily exchange with nature. Those involved in production agriculture know there are no short cuts. It takes a real hammer, nails and lumber to produce a real fence.


Controlling Dust Controls E.coli

Controlling Dust Controls E.coli

Dr Mark Miller from the Department of Animal and Food Science at Texas Tech University told the convention’s Cattlemen’s College that studies looking into the cleanliness of the vehicles transporting the cattle to the abattoir showed no difference in the risk and liability for E.coli 0157 to be found on the production line.


Beef Grades and The Bottom Line

Beef Grades and The Bottom Line


Ranchers, like most businessmen, are constantly looking for ways to improve their bottom line. That’s one of the goal’s of Texas Agrilife Extension’s Beef 706 Course. Joe Brown has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

"When you actually have the animal there in front of you and you’re able to work with the different cuts of meat, it’s an eye opening experience."


Local Beef Producer Works to Reduce Carbon Hoof-Print

Local Beef Producer Works to Reduce Carbon Hoof-Print

Heather Hintze


Don’t be surprised to see a 1900’s wagon loaded with beer and beef cruising the streets of Eugene on Saturday.  It’s part of Oregon Natural Meats launch to introduce their new, locally-produced beef.

Stephen Neel started Oregon Natural Meats to tap into the locavore market here in Eugene, using cattle raised locally on sustainable feed, to produce high-end beef in the Willamette Valley.


Government policy top concern for U.S. cattle leader

Government policy top concern for U.S. cattle leader

Bob Burgdorfer


Combating government regulations that could raise costs for already struggling U.S. cattle producers will be the top priority of the next president of the nation’s largest cattle group.

Cattle producers have been losing money for nearly two years and some may go out of business, but Steve Foglesong, who is set to become the next president of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said government policies on ethanol use and climate change could pose more serious problems for the industry.


Cattle operators urged to come together

Cattle operators urged to come together

William Pack

San Antonio Express-News

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association activities are at

Under siege on several fronts, the cattle industry should embrace innovation, listen to consumers and eliminate internal squabbling to stay strong, panelists at a San Antonio conference said Thursday.

The 2010 Cattle Industry Convention, put on by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American National CattleWomen and three other industry groups, drew close to 6,000 people to San Antonio.