Daily Archives: June 7, 2010

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association hires new CEO

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association hires new CEO

High Plains Journal

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association announced the hiring of Duane Gangwish as its new CEO. ICA President Kent Pruismann from Rock Valley said, "Duane joins ICA with a broad knowledge of the cattle industry, possessing a deep understanding of environmental issues." Gangwish replaces Bruce Berven, who is retiring after four years at the helm.

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Farms with fences disappearing in Iowa

Farms with fences disappearing in Iowa


The Hawkeye Gazette

The farming landscape changes relentlessly in Iowa.

There are fewer and larger farms, bigger machines, fewer livestock operations, fewer fences.

Fewer fences?

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Cattle Feeding Growth in the Corn Belt

Cattle Feeding Growth in the Corn Belt

Beef Today

Two analysts take a closer look at data that shows growth in cattle feeding in the Corn Belt. While the numbers indicate increases in cattle on feed in this region, it does not necessarily indicate that there will be a major shift in cattle feeding strongholds any time soon. But the growth could impact seasonal production and prices.

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Seizing a ‘Golden Opportunity’

Seizing a ‘Golden Opportunity’

Kim Holt

Angus Journal

Cow-calf producers know that right is right and wrong is wrong when it comes to the welfare and husbandry of animals. This resonates well with the American public, Bernie Rollin relayed as he addressed 400 attendees, including 100-plus college students, at the sixth annual Cattleman’s Workshop in LaGrande, Ore.

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Beef Cattle Reproduction Symposium

Beef Cattle Reproduction Symposium


In response, the Beef Reproduction Task Force and the University of Tennessee are sponsoring the 2010 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle 5-6 August in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Beef is the Worst – Why Put Oil on Your BBQ?

Beef is the Worst – Why Put Oil on Your BBQ?

Jeremy Bloom

Red Green and Blue

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

It’s a glorious summer weekend, and folks all over are firing up their grills. But before you shop – today is World Environment Day, so maybe you should think twice about what you’re putting on the BBQ, especially after the devastation of the BP Gulf oil disaster.

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Little weevils make big impact on alfalfa fields

Little weevils make big impact on alfalfa fields

High Plains Journal

Cattle production is big business in Nebraska. Pride in quality beef ownership is the No. 1 priority for Cow/Calf College program graduates, who know one in five pieces of beef eaten is from the great state of Nebraska. Each graduate is committed to the philosophy of becoming the best by building on new research.

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Tester to address Montana Cattlemen’s mid-year meeting

Tester to address Montana Cattlemen’s mid-year meeting

Prairie Star

The Montana Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) will host their 2010 mid-year meeting on Saturday, June 12, at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Center in Lewistown, Mont.

Tom Butler of the DNRC will start the meeting at 11 a.m. discussing state land issues including easements, leases, streambeds and ownership.

The Cattlemen will host a complimentary picnic lunch at noon with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaking about the Beef Checkoff Modernization Act and the Food Safety bill amendments.

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Animal Transportation Association New Website Debuts

Animal Transportation Association New Website Debuts

Bovine Veterinarian

Participants at the ATA’s annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida May 9 – 12, 2010 got the first peak at the new ATA website http://www.animaltransportationassociation.org. Many months in the making, the new website offers a fresh, one stop website for everything animal transport.

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Why The Beef over Hormones?

Why The Beef over Hormones?

Janice Castro, Cristina Garcia and Adam Zagorin


Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Is eating U.S. beef hazardous to one’s health because of the hormones that most American ranchers give their cattle? The case for fear is flimsy, yet it has set off a rancorous and potentially costly trade battle between the U.S. and the European Community.

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Developing champion club calves

Developing champion club calves

Loretta Sorensen

Tri State Livestock News

Developing a club calf business wasn’t the goal Ryan Dunklau of Wayne, NE set when he began searching for a productive past time as a college sophomore.

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Improved prices have cattle farmers smiling again

Improved prices have cattle farmers smiling again

Wally Kennedy

Joplin Globe

Derek Paradeis was smiling at the price he got Wednesday for a cow and a calf he culled from his family’s herd at Sarcoxie.

“Prices are good,” he said as he left the Joplin Regional Stockyards, the second busiest stockyard in the U.S. after Oklahoma City. “It’s a good time to cull.

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UT hosts Field Day

UT hosts Field Day

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Journal

In an effort to support the Mid-South’s beef and tobacco producers, the University of Tennessee Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center along with UT Extension will host the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day on June 24.

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Native born into the agricultural lifestyle

Native born into the agricultural lifestyle

Calhoun Times

June is beef month, and cattle farmers join together to promote and educate consumers on the nutritional value of beef.

Past president of Georgia Cattlewomen Association and cattle farmer, Carla Payne Kelsoe, is a Calhoun native who has a passion for agriculture and the promotion of beef.

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Grass-fed beef – small but gaining popularity

Grass-fed beef – small but gaining popularity

Cliff Gauldin

Bandera County Courier

Grass-fed beef accounts for a tiny percentage of beef sales nationally, but an increasing number of producers are exploring the option as the popularity of so-called “naturally-raised” food products continues to increase.

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