Daily Archives: May 20, 2010

Video Feature: Baxter Black: Mechanical Cowboy

US Farm Report

When it comes to animal care, there’s not much Baxter Black can’t fix. But, when it comes to mechanical challenges…well, that’s another story.

Video Feature: Orion Samuelson is Running Out of Blood Pressure Meds

This Week in Agribusiness

Samuelson Sez

North Dakota Has First Confirmed Anthrax Case Of The Year

North Dakota Has First Confirmed Anthrax Case Of The Year

Bovine Veterinarian

North Dakota’s state veterinarian is urging ranchers to protect their animals against anthrax.

Susan Keller says an anthrax case has been confirmed in eastern Sioux County – the first in that area in many years. It also is the first confirmed case in the state this year.

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Shade aids in cattle growth, producer profit

Shade aids in cattle growth, producer profit

Drovers

Don’t underestimate the value of shade for beef cattle in the fescue belt according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

Management intensive grazing, where larger pastures are reduced in size for more efficient use of the forage, can leave some pastures without shade. Cole says research shows that shade for cattle is both helpful and profitable in southwest Missouri.

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Beef Quality Assurance pledges beef safety

Beef Quality Assurance pledges beef safety

The Fence Post

Since it was introduced, this nation’s beef quality assurance program has measurably improved safety, helped reduce chemical residues in beef and given producers new models for quality production.

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Joe Goggins Sells Historic Russian Auction

Joe Goggins Sells Historic Russian Auction

Laura Kennedy

MSNBC/KULR-TV

A Billings auctioneer has the distinct honor to preside over the first ever livestock auction in Russia.

Joe Goggins took his auctioneer skills all the way to Kaluga, Russia last week to sell American angus. A Russian company is looking to expand the nation’s beef industry.

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Dangerous chemicals find way into U.S. meat

Dangerous chemicals find way into U.S. meat

ARI LEVAUX

The Billings Outpost

In 2008, Mexican authorities rejected a shipment of U.S. beef because the meat exceeded Mexico’s regulatory tolerance for copper. The rejected meat was returned to the United States, where it was sold and consumed, because the United States has no regulatory threshold for copper in meat.

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