Daily Archives: April 22, 2010

Video Feature: Drovers TV

Video Feature: Drovers TV

The latest cattle news – this cast features:
• Trends in genetic selection with Lee Leachman
• Dr. Dan Moser on K-State’s seedstock program and sale
• The importance of spring parasite control with Dr. Tom Craig
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Meat Industry Hall Of Fame: Inaugural Class Member Temple Grandin

Meat Industry Hall Of Fame: Inaugural Class Member Temple Grandin

Bovine Veterinarian

Temple Grandin is arguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on major TV programs, such as “PrimeTime Live,” the "Today Show", "Larry King Live", "48 Hours" and "20/20" and written up in national publications, such as Time, People, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times.

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AFBF Disapproves Of EPA Blog On ‘Going Meatless’

AFBF Disapproves Of EPA Blog On ‘Going Meatless’


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a blog on going meatless. Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, has expressed concern regarding the contents of the blog post.

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The Short List

The Short List

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University livestock production specialist, shared an update on the efforts of the North Central Region Bovine Reproductive Task Force as she addressed participants at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) workshop hosted in conjunction with the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The Task Force has spearheaded the ARSBC workshops conducted across the country over the past several years.

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Portable Barn Makes AI Easier for Man, Reduces Cattle Stress

Portable Barn Makes AI Easier for Man, Reduces Cattle Stress

Missouri Ag Connection

Beef farmers who practice artificial insemination will find that a portable breeding barn makes life a lot easier on both man and beast.

"This is especially true if fixed-time AI is practiced and inclement weather hits the day the cows or heifers must be inseminated," said Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Buying Green Feels Good. But Does It Do Any Good?

Buying Green Feels Good. But Does It Do Any Good?

New York Times

Does it matter if your makeup is 100 percent vegan?

The growing lexicon of eco-friendly product descriptions may have you wondering what they all mean. Even if you feel better about buying a product that sports an Earth logo, you may be fuzzy on what benefits it brings.

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Deworming program pays for itself

Deworming program pays for itself

The Cattle Business Weekly

Animal health products and protocols are vast. One step that producers should not miss in the spring of the year is deworming the cowherd prior to going to pasture. According to a University of Nevada research bulletin, cattle producers that don’t control internal parasites could be losing $10 to $40 per cow each year.

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