Daily Archives: April 23, 2010

Video Feature: Shortening the Breeding Season

Video Feature:  Shortening the Breeding Season

Beef producers should consider shortening the breeding season for their herd. A shorter breeding season can simplify management and improve returns.

Tag Programs Offer Market Flexibility for Cattle Producers

Tag Programs Offer Market Flexibility for Cattle Producers

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

The Olympics provide a good look into what it means to be unified and, at the same time, the freedom for athletes to rise above their countrymen. During the opening ceremonies, all the countries are unified under the flag creating a symbol for its athletes. For each competition, individual athletes can distinguish themselves with their achievement.

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BeefTalk: Source and Age Verification, Ouch!

BeefTalk: Source and Age Verification, Ouch!

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

By placing value on the calf and the accompanying data, the cattle industry has gone the next step in the world of product marketing.

Source and age verification has a bite to it. As producers, many of the management discussions are relatively painless. The discussion is free and opinions often are welcomed. Sometimes a particular view of a subject can change when other opinions are brought to the table.

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Reviving US feedlots ‘make grab for cattle’

Reviving US feedlots ‘make grab for cattle’


Feedlot operators, boosted by a revival in profitability, last month bought up more than 1.9m cattle  to fatten up for slaughter in a bid to cash in on a booming beef market.

Official data due on Friday will show the number of cattle placed on US feedlots rising last month by 6.6%, or about 120,000 head, compared with March last year, analysts believe.

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MSU Studied Food Versus Fuel Debate

MSU Studied Food Versus Fuel Debate


Michigan State University scientists have waded into the food versus fuel debate. After poring over 17 years’ worth of data, they have concluded that using productive farmland to grow crops for food instead of fuel is more energy efficient.

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Carnivorous Climate Skeptics in the Media

Carnivorous Climate Skeptics in the Media

James McWilliams

The Atlantic

Earlier this month, the food news cycle took a spin for the better for carnivores concerned with the environmental impact of their diet. Fox News and the Washington Times offered the brightest rays of hope, introducing stories with the headlines "Eat Less Meat, Reduce Global Warming—Or Not" and "Meat, dairy diet not tied to global warming."

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Cattle Raisers to host ranch gathering at historic Matador Ranch May 13

Cattle Raisers to host ranch gathering at historic Matador Ranch May 13

North Texas e-News

Fort Worth, Texas – Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering on Thursday, May 13 at the Matador Ranch in Matador, Texas.  The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration followed by a free beef dinner and presentations.

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