Daily Archives: June 2, 2010

Oklahoma Cattleman Bill Jacobs Killed in Weekend Crash

Oklahoma Cattleman Bill Jacobs Killed in Weekend Crash

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Assn.

The Oklahoma cattle industry and the Hereford breed lost a long-time leader this week. A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of James W. (Bill) Jacobs Saturday May 29th about 12:45 p.m. on State Highway 7, 3.5 miles east of Sulphur.

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1998 Bill Jacobs Profile that appeared in The Cattleman Magazine

Grain-fed healthier than grass-fed? And a bit of a commentary

Grain-fed healthier than grass-fed? And a bit of a commentary

Chris Raines, Penn State Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science

Sources for confusion are everywhere, and it’s especially true of the meat we eat.  We read about nitrites being bad then being good, about which names the same cuts can be called, and very popularly, grass-fed versus grain-fed and perceived “healthfulness.”

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USDA Quells Small Meat HACCP Fears

USDA Quells Small Meat HACCP Fears

Helena Bottemiller

Food Safety News

To remedy what the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently called "a widespread lack of understanding" in validating Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems for meat processors of all sizes, the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued guidance this Spring to clarify some of the rules.

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Kentucky Hereford Feeder Calf Sale Repeats Success

Kentucky Hereford Feeder Calf Sale Repeats Success

The second Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale replicated the success of the first sale that was hosted last October. On May 11 sellers earned premiums of more than $4 per hundredweight (cwt.) for heifers and about $3 per cwt. for steers compared to the weekly average price for each weight range. The 733 head of Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves were sold at the Blue Grass Stockyards South in Stanford, Ky.

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Meeting Your Bull’s Nutritional Needs

Meeting Your Bull’s Nutritional Needs

Kindra Gordon

‘What should I be feeding my bulls?”

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Beef Specialist Julie Walker says that is a question she is commonly asked by seedstock and commercial producers alike.

Her advice to them is this: “The goal is to have bulls that have been developed on a balanced ration that are not too thin or overly fat.” She further explains that research has shown bulls with too little or too much condition can have poor reproduction and fertility.

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Set Aside Some Pasture Forages, Watch Profitability Grow

Set Aside Some Pasture Forages, Watch Profitability Grow

Becky Mills

DTN/Progressive Farmer

A typical year for Jim Lavender used to mean feeding 400 to 600 rolls of hay. Today the Moundville, Ala., producer is looking at a 90% reduction in hay feeding, cutting back to just 40 to 60 rolls.

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Herpes virus of cattle

Herpes virus of cattle

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

Most herpes viruses are parasitic to a specific host species. They are ubiquitous in nature with many species affected by their unwelcome guest. Everyone knows someone chronically nagged with a winter-time cold sore.

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