American Royal wins court case involving vanishing steer
The Kansas City Star
After a three-year legal beef culminating in a two-week jury trial, a court has sided with the American Royal in the case of Friction, the vanishing steer.
Cattle Carbon Footprint
In 2006, a report by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization claimed domesticated livestock produces 18% of the world’s anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Animal scientists—and the FAO itself—have been trying to clean up the damage ever since.
BeefTalk: Can Do, Must Do and Need To
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Agriculture is a fast-moving, high-technology business. The production and processing of agricultural products for our consumption is demanding. These demands are not getting easier as consumers increasingly become distant from production.
Summertime stock trailer inspection
The Cattle Business Weekly
Branding season throughout the region is at its end and stock trailers are busy hauling cow/calf pairs to far-off grasslands.
"Because the safety of the cattle and of the producers is at stake, it is important to take a few minutes to inspect the trailer and look for potential problems before loading cattle," North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen says.
Tips on how to prepare for CAFO inspections by the EPA
Iowa Farmer Today
Producers who own a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), probably have heard about the EPA’s inspections and enforcement.
These activities are part of an increased emphasis aimed at ending harmful discharges of pollutants from CAFOs into rivers and streams, according to an EPA news release.
We Must Diffuse The Emotional Appeal Of Our Enemies
I was inundated this week with people putting out positive messages for our industry – which, of course, is a great thing. I heard several bright, articulate young ladies address nutritional concerns, animal welfare concerns, and environmental concerns regarding beef production with sound, solid scientific facts.
Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) was first recognized as a severe disease of cattle in 1946. Since that time veterinarians and cattle producers have learned a lot about the negative effects of this disease, as well as methods for its control.