Daily Archives: January 4, 2010

Temple Grandin Biopic To Debut On HBO On Feb. 6

Temple Grandin Biopic To Debut On HBO On Feb. 6

Joe Roybal

BEEF Magazine

The U.S. beef industry will be front and center of America on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. (EST). That marks the premiere on HBO of a biopic entitled “Temple Grandin.” The work chronicles the developmental and early professional years of Temple Grandin, the noted animal behaviorist and designer of livestock-handling facilities.

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DJ Analysts See Continued US Cattle Herd Contraction In 2010

DJ Analysts See Continued US Cattle Herd Contraction In 2010

Lester Aldrich

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES/Agriculture Online

The U.S. cattle herd could continue contracting in 2010 because the slow economic recovery has not found its way back to the cow-and-calf producer.

  Feedlots may become more profitable later this year, reversing a two-to-three-year trend, but it will take time to filter back to producers and encourage them to begin rebuilding their herds, market analysts said.  

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Every Step Matters

Every Step Matters

Laura Nelson

Angus Journal

John Haverhals hasn’t gone very far in life— literally.

He grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa, 6 miles east of Hudson, S.D. Now 6 miles west of Hudson at Haverhals Feedlot, the owner-manager jokes about the meager 12-mile journey he’s made in life.

Figuratively speaking, however, he’s often leagues ahead of feeding industry peers.

Clients of his custom-feeding business are the first to reap the benefits of Haverhals’ penchant for looking ahead. He started encouraging producers to use electronic identification (eID) several years before source- and age-verified premiums made them a staple of value-added marketing.

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Hereford Denver Activities Planned

Hereford Denver Activities Planned

Cattle Today

Hereford activities during the 2010 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver will be Jan. 13-16. The event will kick off with the junior Hereford show Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m.

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Customers Back Ammonia-Treated Beef After Report

Customers Back Ammonia-Treated Beef After Report

New York Times

Restaurant chains and beef processors defended their products’ safety Thursday after a report that an ammonia treatment thought to kill harmful germs in meat isn’t as effective as the industry and regulators believed.

The New York Times reported Thursday, citing government and industry records, that E. coli and salmonella were found dozens of times in testing for the federal school lunch program on ammonia-treated beef from Beef Products Inc. The meat was not served.

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To make your breeding season successful, the work starts now

To make your breeding season successful, the work starts now

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

A checklist for effective bull management

The seedstock you chose to put in your pasture every breeding season has the greatest potential to influence your herd’s genetics and calf characteristics and a bull’s nutrition can be a limiting factor on how well that potential is tapped.

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 Will Vegetarian Humans One Day ‘Emit’ More Carbon Dioxide & Methane Than Cows?

 Will Vegetarian Humans One Day ‘Emit’ More Carbon Dioxide & Methane Than Cows?

John Laumer

Tree Hugger

Could vegetarianism heroics – billions more going mostly meatless – really scale up to save the climate? Take your minds forward with me into a gas cloud where no man has gone before, propelled by indigestible carbohydrates, as we explore the feasibility of answering that question.

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