Daily Archives: April 9, 2010

Video Feature: Drovers’ TV 4-6-2010

A discussion on cattle feeding and beef quality assurance, What to look for to make cow herds more efficient, Monitoring feed intake for selection and detecting health problems early.

The Changing Face of the Animal Health Industry

The Changing Face of the Animal Health Industry

Troy Smith

Angus Beef Business

What is it with the animal health industry? Just about the time livestock producers think they have a handle on product names and their suppliers, things change. A manufacturer combines with another to expand its product line, or one company buys out a competitor. Mergers and acquisitions seem to occur at an increasing rate. It gets confusing.

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Steve Cornett: Ban Toyotas?

Steve Cornett:  Ban Toyotas?

Beef Today

Steve Fogelsong, president this year of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and I were talking about the latest intramural checkoff squabble when he said,  a bit gruffly I must admit, “There are a hundred more important things I’d rather we were talking about than this infighting.”

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Are You Ready For An Agriculture Emergency?

Are You Ready For An Agriculture Emergency?

Bovine Veterinarian

The 2007 Ag Census from the USDA indicated that there were 656,475 operations specializing in beef cattle ranching and farming, and 31,065 cattle feedlots, for a total of 687,540 beef operations. In 2007, there also were 57,318 farms in the United States that specialized in dairy cattle and milk production.

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Timed Breeding of Cow Herd Saves Labor, Improves Genetics, Says Missouri Beef Specialist

Timed Breeding of Cow Herd Saves Labor, Improves Genetics, Says Missouri Beef Specialist

Extension.org

The first question was easy after a talk at the Cooper County Cattlemen’s Association meeting. “You mean that if I have a job in town, I can breed all of my cows on one day?”

“Yes,” said David Patterson, University of Missouri Extension beef specialist. Cattle producers can artificially inseminate all of their cows in a single morning. Producer also can pick the day, such as a day off work.

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Iowa Congressman Informs 4-H Leaders of Real Agenda of HSUS

Iowa Congressman Informs 4-H Leaders of Real Agenda of HSUS

AgriMarketing

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) today released a statement objecting to the presence of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) at a recent National 4-H Conference. King’s purpose is to inform 4-H leaders and members of the extreme anti-animal agriculture agenda of HSUS.

"The Humane Society of the United States is a political machine masquerading as an umbrella organization for local humane societies," King said.

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National Organic Program’s New Organic Standards Exempt Beef Cattle from Pasture

National Organic Program’s New Organic Standards Exempt Beef Cattle from Pasture

Meat Trade Daily

Should organic ruminants such as a dairy cows and beef cattle—which have evolved to eat grass—be permitted to be kept in feedlots or should they be required by USDA organic regulations to obtain at least a portion of their feed directly from pasture?

According to the USDA’s new organic pasture rule, released in February 2010, pasture grazing is required in organic dairy production, but organic beef cattle may be exempt from obtaining any of their feed from pasture during the last four months of their lives.

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