Daily Archives: March 17, 2010

Video Feature: Baxter Black: High Horned Red Cow’s Calf

Granholm’s meatless day proclamation grinds Farm Bureau

Granholm’s meatless day proclamation grinds Farm Bureau

Mark Hornbeck

Detroit News

Gov. Jennifer Granholm proclaimed Saturday a meatless day, and the Michigan Farm Bureau is having a cow.

Wayne Wood, president of the Farm Bureau, in a tersely worded statement, called the governor’s proclamation for Michigan Meatout Day "unconscionable" and "an insensitive slap in the face to Michigan’s livestock and dairy farmers, not to mention Michigan’s meat-eating residents."

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Being proactive

Being proactive

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

As the animal welfare issue continues to be a central focus among consumers – and the news media – the advice to the livestock industry has been to be proactive. Producers are being encouraged to reconnect with consumers and share how they care for their land and livestock, and all sectors of the industry are seeking methods to help shape a positive, viable future for beef.

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Take Care of What Takes Care of You

Take Care of What Takes Care of You

DEE ANN LITTLEFIELD

The Cattleman

"Take care of what takes care of you," are the words of well-known Texas rancher Wilson Scaling. He lives by that phrase, applying it to his family and the working ranchland to which he has committed his life.

Scaling’s philosophy comes from the generations of his family who ranched before him. In the mid-1800s his great-great-grandfather Samuel Scaling came to St. Louis, Mo., from Scarborough, England. He and two partners built the first meat packing plant west of the Mississippi. After the Civil War, he sold the packing plant to Armour and Company and then established successful livestock commission companies in St. Louis and Kansas City.

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Muscle and marbling development in beef cattle

Muscle and marbling development in beef cattle

Steve Paisley

Tri State Livestock News

Over the past two months, between bull sales and carcass ultrasounding registered cattle, I have had several conversations regarding ribeye area (REA) and marbling estimates in cattle.

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Where Things Go Wrong

Where Things Go Wrong

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

While compliance with recommended hormone administration protocols is extremely important to the success of estrus synchronization programs, other factors are important, too. Speaking at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) workshop hosted in conjunction with the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, University of Idaho animal scientist Joe Dalton talked about insemination-related factors that have a significant influence on program results.

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USDA establishes organic grazing guidelines

USDA establishes organic grazing guidelines

Tony Kindelspire

Longmont Times-Call

Green shoots are starting to poke out of the ground at Aurora Organic Dairy, signaling that it won’t be long before the dairy’s 1,200 cows will be able to dine outdoors after an unusually cold and snowy winter.

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