Daily Archives: June 28, 2010

Cattle Group ‘Suspends Activity’ On Reorganization

Cattle Group ‘Suspends Activity’ On Reorganization


In a hastily-called phone press conference Friday afternoon, representatives of the Federation of State Beef Councils announced they would "suspend activities" on their efforts to work with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) reorganization efforts.

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Land owners workshop addresses cattle health

Land owners workshop addresses cattle health

Bandera County Courier

To get a Hill Country Landowner’s attention, say “cattle.” This simple word draws lots of attention with the ranching community.

On Wednesday, June 30, Burnet County Extension Agent Wade Hibler and a team of knowledgeable experts will present a free program on beef cattle health, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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K-State Beef Conference to focus on value optimization

K-State Beef Conference to focus on value optimization

High Plains Journal

Kansas State University Research and Extension will host the 2010 K-State Beef Conference Aug. 12 with the theme "Value Optimization."

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 9 a.m. in the Frick Auditorium of Mosier Hall in K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Complex in Manhattan.

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The cost of eating well

The cost of eating well

Dr. Toni Brayer

San Francisco Chronicle

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.

I watched a good documentary called "Food, Inc". It was nominated for an Academy Award . The promo says you’ll never look at dinner the same way and they are right. Since I am a fan of Michael Pollan and have read "Fast Food Nation", I was already one of the healthy food fans, but seeing how agriculture and farming have changed over the last 40 years was still a shocker.

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NCBA suspends plans in governance structure

NCBA suspends plans in governance structure


The leadership of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the largest organization dedicated solely to representing the interests of U.S. cattle producers, are suspending plans to proceed with changes to its governance structure to allow the Federation of State Beef Councils an opportunity to clarify its role and intentions to all industry shareholders.

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We’re From The Government. No Thanks.

We’re From The Government. No Thanks.

Joe Roybal

Beef Magazine

On Tuesday, USDA published its proposed rule aimed at “increasing fairness in the marketing of livestock and poultry.” The document seems to apply most to the poultry sector, but, as expected, it drew boos and bravos from free-market advocates and proponents of government intervention, respectively.

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Social media and livestock marketing

Social media and livestock marketing

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

“Social media tools change the game of marketing,” said Andy Peterson, president of LIVEstock New Media Communications, LLC and owner, operator of LimousinLive.com, a Web-based site for the Limousin breed. “These tools allow us to market to our customers in a way we never have been able to before.

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