Monthly Archives: June 2010

Time for meat scientists to ‘stand and fight’: Gary Smith

Time for meat scientists to ‘stand and fight’: Gary Smith

Penn State Meat Science and Muscle Foods blog

Meat scientists have the knowledge to be at the forefront of debunking the misperceptions of the industry; now they need to develop the communications skills to do so effectively, says Gary C. Smith, Monfort Endowed Chair in Meat Science at Colorado State University since 1990.

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FDA Seeks to Limit Antimicrobial Use in Animals

FDA Seeks to Limit Antimicrobial Use in Animals

Beef Today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance intended to help reduce the development of resistance to medically important antimicrobial drugs used in food-producing animals.

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Maintain Proper Records to Prove “Profit” is the Motive

Maintain Proper Records to Prove “Profit” is the Motive

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

Many years ago a federal court defined the word “profit” as “the advantage or gain resulting from the investment of capital, or the acquisition of money beyond the amount expended; a pecuniary gain.”

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BVD and all that comes with

BVD and all that comes with

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

Beef cattle practice is slowing down across the upper Midwest and Great Plains. Most of the herd bulls have been tested for breeding soundness. Many have been turned out while some are awaiting their special day. Producers are busy putting up hay and fretting over rain.

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Local ranchers’ naturally fed cattle are in demand

Local ranchers’ naturally fed cattle are in demand

Lisa McKinnon

Vcstar.com

As farmers turned ranchers, father and son John and Shane Watkins have knowingly broken one of the unwritten rules of raising cattle for meat: Do not name the animals in your herd.

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Young Cattlemen’s Tour Connects Feed to Fork

Young Cattlemen’s Tour Connects Feed to Fork

Shannon Sollinger

Lancaster Farming

Whitestone Farm here served up dinner recently — Angus steaks, no surprise — to the 31st annual Young Cattlemen’s Conference, the leadership initiative of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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Northern Beef Packs plant granted a reprieve

Northern Beef Packs plant granted a reprieve

KSFY

The South Dakota Banking Commission granted a reprieve on Tuesday for the Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen.

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