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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Beef industry feeds, sustains

Beef industry feeds, sustains

Collegiate Times (VA Tech)

I am writing to respond to Michael Rose’s column “Before eating meat, look into animals’ eyes” (CT, April 21). Mr. Rose’s column was an outrageously misleading and manipulative work, and as someone who grew up on a beef farm here in southwest Virginia, I feel it is my responsibility to respond to his claims and concerns.

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Beef the Way Mother Nature Intended

Beef the Way Mother Nature Intended



"It’s very heartfelt for me," said Wendy Taggart, with Burgundy Pasture Beef. "I mean when my kids were little,  I began to become interested, wanting to know where our food came from, what was in it, all those issues."

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Green Grass May Spell Problems for Local Cattle

Green Grass May Spell Problems for Local Cattle

High Country Press

Spring is finally here and the grass is greening up. The harsh winter has caused many problems for cattle. Periods of cold and snow cover have been extremely stressful on cattle. One of the biggest problems identified in the High Country are weak calves and cattle that just aren’t as thrifty.

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Marjorie Bledsoe receives first ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Marjorie Bledsoe receives first ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Carole Jambers


On March 20, (National Ag Day!), at the Saturday morning Awards Banquet of the Texas Cattlewomen’s (TCW) State Convention and American National Cattlewomen’s (ANCW) Region IV meetings held in Fort Worth, Marjorie Bledsoe from Oakville, won TCW’s First Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding lifelong service in the promotion of the beef industry.

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Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers are everyday environmentalists

Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers are everyday environmentalists

The Fence Post

Western Nebraska ranchers Rod and Laura Gray know what it means to care for their animals and the land that they live on. The Gray family has roots back to 1898 in the cattle business, Rod and Laura’s five children are the sixth generation to raise cattle. Not only is their ranch home to over 600 head of Registered Angus cattle, but it is home to wildlife such as antelope, mule deer, bald eagles, burrowing owls, and even a Swift fox now and then.

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Managing Stress Important to the Cow Herd

Managing Stress Important to the Cow Herd

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Part 1

We hear about it all the time. Too much stress in the workplace. Too much stress at home. Stress on the highways causing road rage. The economy causing stress in our lives due to loss of jobs, high costs, irritation at the government for how they are handling issues. So on and so on.

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Anti-agriculture claims need further examination

Anti-agriculture claims need further examination

Erin Rockwell

Collegiate Times

Animal agriculture has really taken painful blows in the past few decades. Everyone from Paul McCartney to Pamela Anderson to the United Nations has played a part in defacing one of America’s most important production industries.

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Federal Order issued regarding Bovine Tuberculosis testing

Federal Order issued regarding Bovine Tuberculosis testing

The Cattle Business Weekly

A Federal Order has been issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to suspend enforcement of a portion of the bovine tuberculosis (TB) regulations in the U.S.  As a result many states have reduced their TB testing requirements for cattle moving out of Minnesota’s Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA) Zone.  Producers should contact the receiving state to verify shipping requirements prior to exporting cattle.

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