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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Top US senators urge Japan lift beef curbs

Top US senators urge Japan lift beef curbs

The Raw Story

Two powerful US senators pressed Japan Tuesday to lift what they called "scientifically unfounded" restrictions on US beef exports and to end preferential treatment for Japan Post over private competitors.

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The Kentucky Omnivore . . .Bad to the Bone

The Kentucky Omnivore . . .Bad to the Bone

David Mudd

Lexington Business Journal

Any deal that trucks Kentucky Black Angus cattle first to PM Beef’s Iowa feedlots to fatten up for weeks or months, then to its Minnesota slaughter facility, before returning them as trimmed and quartered carcasses seems an outright denial of everything the Kentucky Proud program’s supposed to be.

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Alabama BCIA Names Commercial Producer of the Year

Alabama BCIA Names Commercial Producer of the Year

Cattle Today

Huntsville, Ala. – The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) recently named the 2009 Commercial Producer of the Year during their Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the 67th Annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Huntsville.

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South Korea To Get Controlled Risk Status On Mad Cow Disease

South Korea To Get Controlled Risk Status On Mad Cow Disease

Bernama

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will grant South Korea the controlled risk status regarding mad cow disease, a move which may improve consumer’s confidence in local beef products, Yonhap news agency cited a government source as saying on Saturday.

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Extreme Makeover’ Visits Limousin Family

Extreme Makeover’ Visits Limousin Family

The Cattle Business Weekly

The livestock business has its share of celebrities – Nolan Ryan, Terry Bradshaw, Mel Gibson, Carl Weathers. They’re familiar with stardom. But from Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, a Limousin family from Oklahoma experienced the celebrity life. Their story airs Sunday, March 14, on ABC-TV’s hit show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

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Canadian Cattle Producers Willing to Make Changes to Prevent E. coli O157 Contamination on their Farms

Canadian Cattle Producers Willing to Make Changes to Prevent E. coli O157 Contamination on their Farms

Water World

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that a survey conducted among a random sample of 771 Canadian beef and dairy farmers in all regions of Canada showed that the majority are willing to implement changes on the farm to prevent contamination by E. coli O157.

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Scholarship Grants Awarded From AgriLabs

Scholarship Grants Awarded From AgriLabs

Thecattlesite.com

AgriLabs is awarding scholarship grants totaling $1,500 to three state associations as part of its booth promotion at the recent National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The Montana Stockgrowers, the Washington Cattleman’s Association, and the Oklahoma Cattlewomen, will each receive $500 to be used for an educational scholarship for a deserving youth during 2010.

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RESFLOR GOLD grants support state associations

RESFLOR GOLD grants support state associations

Drovers

Six state cattle associations received grants to help fund and support ongoing educational programs and advocacy efforts in the cattle industry thanks to the RESFLOR GOLD Industry Advancement Grant. The grant program, sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, was awarded at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Convention in San Antonio, TX, last month.

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