Daily Archives: May 26, 2010

Video Feature: Livestock Emergency Response

Jennifer Woods Discusses how to prepare to handle a livestock emergency.

Meat avoidance cures flat feet, and other lies

Meat avoidance cures flat feet, and other lies

Greg Henderson

Drovers

You can forget what your mother told you about lying when you were a child. You know — once you tell a lie you have to tell a bigger lie to cover the first lie. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way, and the anti-meat crowd provides a case-in-point.

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Here’s your chance to win the “Get ready for grilling” package.

Here’s your chance to win the "Get ready for grilling” package.

Answer a few easy questions about your beef checkoff investment and you’re automatically entered to win a grilling package including a stadium blanket, grilling utensils, cooler, potholder, Chef Richard Chamberlain’s spice rub, beef checkoff cap and instant read thermometer.

Take the beef checkoff trivia challenge.

Park County cattle rancher found to be an ‘unfit owner’

Park County cattle rancher found to be an ‘unfit owner’

Vail Daily

A Park County judge declared Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, to be unfit to own livestock seized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

On May 14, 2010, staff from CDA’s Animal Industry Division, Bureau of Animal Protection, assisted by the Park County Sheriff’s Office, gathered nearly 400 cattle based on the discovery of at least 140 dead cows and many emaciated cattle. Vernon E. Wagner of Park County owns a number of the cattle and is under contract to care for the additional livestock.

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USDA to issue rule on fair play in livestock sales

USDA to issue rule on fair play in livestock sales

Charles Abbott

Reuters

The U.S. government will soon propose rules to bar meatpackers from unfairly favoring big cattle feedlots and to give poultry producers more leverage, two small-farm groups said on Tuesday.

The proposal would modify Agriculture Department guidelines on fair play in livestock and poultry sales. Activists say farmers are out-muscled by big packers who dominate meat processing. The 2008 farm law required action on the issue.

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CSU to host Beef University for ranchers

CSU to host Beef University for ranchers

Northern Colorado Business Report

Colorado State University’s Department of Animal Sciences will host Beef University June 3 and 4 to educate cattle producers on the latest production practices.

The day-and-a-half workshop will be held at CSU’s Agricultural Research Development and Educational Center, 4482 E. County Road 56 in Fort Collins.

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Cattlemen’s group meets with competition group           

Cattlemen’s group meets with competition group           

North Platte Bulletin

On Thursday, the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska will host a dinner meeting with Organization for Competitive Markets at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine.

The topic of discussion will be the ongoing market concentration taking place in the cattle and beef industry.

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