Daily Archives: January 25, 2010

HBO Films: Temple Grandin Trailer

Bovine Veterinarian

On Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., HBO will premiere an original film based on the inspirational, true story of Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism.

Grandin became a successful doctor in animal science through her unique connection to animals and is now a world-renowned consultant in the field. She is widely recognized within the animal welfare and livestock-handling industries as a pioneer in the ethical treatment of animals. Grandin is the best-selling author of “Thinking in Pictures,” “Animals in Translation” and “Humane Livestock Handling.”

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Speakers Announced for NCBA Annual Convention

Speakers Announced for NCBA Annual Convention

Cattle Today

Washington, Jan. 6, 2010 – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce the line-up of speakers for the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention. Christopher Gardner, author and inspiration for the 2006 film, The Pursuit of Happyness, will officially kick off the convention with keynote remarks at the opening general session, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

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Defects and heterosis – plan for these genetics webinars

Defects and heterosis – plan for these genetics webinars


The eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice will conduct 2 webinars in February 2010. The dates for the webinars are February 11 and Feb 25; starting at noon Central time for 1 hour each. Speakers will be Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri and Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska.

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Stop Eating Meat and Save the Planet?

Stop Eating Meat and Save the Planet?


New York Times

“Cutting out meat one day a week might seem a simple solution, but there is little evidence to show any benefit,” Rod Slater, the chief executive of Beef and Lamb New Zealand, told the country’s press association.

“Suggesting meat’s not green is an emotive slur on an industry which continues investment in ongoing research, striving for further improvements,” added Mr. Slater, who said people living in New Zealand obtained daily nutritional necessities, and most of their protein, zinc and vitamin B12, from beef and lamb.

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Organic, grass-fed beef is good for you.

Organic, grass-fed beef is good for you.

Colorado Springs Examiner

Lauren Grossberg

Beef is good for you. Really, it is. Just keep one very important thing in mind: Healthy cows make healthy beef, so the quality of meat you consume directly impacts it’s “healthiness”.

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The Need for Custom Slaughter

The Need for Custom Slaughter

Barry Estabrook

The Atlantic

I stood behind Monte Winship on a frigid morning last December as he raised his .25-caliber Winchester rifle and aimed at Léo, a two-and-a-half-year-old Holstein steer.

In an era when Food and Water Watch, an environmental group, reports that four giant corporations—Tyson, Cargill, Swift, and National Beef Packing—process 84 percent of this country’s cattle, the scene in that snow-covered field in Vermont is increasingly rare: an animal was about to be humanely slaughtered on the very farm where it had been raised.

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Simi veterinarian says grass-fed cows are more flavorful

Simi veterinarian says grass-fed cows are more flavorful

Jim McLain

Ventura County Star

People who think one well-prepared, thick, juicy steak tastes pretty much like another could learn a lot in a chat with Lowell Novy.

The Simi Valley veterinarian has spent most of his 73 years raising cattle, and he knows a thing or two about how ranching practices affect the flavor of meat.

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