Daily Archives: April 14, 2010

Video Feature: Baxter Black: A Denture-Stealing Dog

Baxter Black: A Denture-Stealing Dog

Baxter Black tells us about a denture-stealing dog. From US Farm Report

Mycotoxins Among Info to be Presented at Symposium

Mycotoxins Among Info to be Presented at Symposium

Cheryl Anderson


This year’s concerns over mycotoxins in corn and distillers grains are among the timely and vital topics that will be covered at the 14th annual Distillers Grains Symposium presented by the Distillers Grains Technology Council.

Mycotoxins in corn and DDGs, stemming from mold, will be discussed at this year’s Distillers Grains Symposium. (Photo courtesy Dirk Maier, Kansas State University)

The symposium will be held May 12-13 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Q&A Will cydectin injectable wormer kill the eggs in cattle?

Q&A Will cydectin injectable wormer kill the eggs in cattle?

Just Answer

Cydectin does not kill the eggs per se. It kills the worms that produce the eggs. The eggs are passed from the digestive system. These do not mature into adult worms fro the egg stage within the digestive tract.

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Meat, poultry industries await new antitrust rules

Meat, poultry industries await new antitrust rules



Federal regulators are set to release the most sweeping antitrust rules covering the meat industry in decades, potentially altering the balance of power between meat companies and the farmers who raise their animals.

Activists, farmers and meat industry officials have been anxiously awaiting the new rules, which will be released this spring for public comment and are set to take effect this summer. The regulations are seen as a kind of litmus test for the Obama administration and how far it will go in regulating competition in the meat industry.

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U.S. standards on beef are lax, inspector general says

U.S. standards on beef are lax, inspector general says

Dugald McConnell


The U.S. government is not fully guarding against the contamination of meat by traces of antibiotics, pesticides or heavy metals, a new report warns.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspector general said federal agencies have failed to set limits on many potentially harmful chemical residues, which "has resulted in meat with these substances being distributed in commerce."

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Judge rejects Leachman bankruptcy plan

Judge rejects Leachman bankruptcy plan

Great Falls Tribune

A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled a cattle and horse breeder’s efforts to reorganize his finances have failed and the property must be sold.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher made the ruling Friday in the case of James H. Leachman, who filed for bankruptcy protection last summer to save his two ranches east of Billings.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Grass-Fed Beef

5 Things You Need to Know About Grass-Fed Beef

Mark Maynard

The Daily Beast

The organic movement has taken the world by storm. But what’s truly healthy and what’s just hype? The manager of a grass-fed beef farm breaks it down.

With skeptical, beef-centric films like Food, Inc. and Fast Food Nation encouraging the American consumer to question the source of their meat, how do you know what to ask? Mark Maynard, farm manager of the Greyledge grass-fed beef farm, offers five basic queries that will help clear up a lot.

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