Daily Archives: July 15, 2010

Baxter Black, DVM: COWBOY YOGA

Baxter Black, DVM:  COWBOY YOGA

It was one of those surreal moments in a cowboy’s life that you’ll recall in vivid technicolor years later when you’re living in the senior center trying to balance your checkbook on the tv remote.

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Are Good Pasture Conditions Keeping Cows at Home?

Are Good Pasture Conditions Keeping Cows at Home?

Daily Market – Report CME Group

One of the factors that normally drives beef cow slaughter rates in the summer are pasture conditions. That has not been the case so far this year. As the chart to the right shows, pasture conditions remain some of the best in the last 15 years and still, beef cow slaughter since May has been up some 73,000 head or 17.2% compared to a year ago (period May 2 – June 19).

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Antibiotics in agriculture are essential for animal and human health

Antibiotics in agriculture are essential for animal and human health

Peter Silley, professor of applied microbiology at the University of Bradford

The Hill

Antibiotic resistance is a significant global public-health challenge that has created an emotional public response among critics, public-health experts, and animal-health advocates

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Environmental Sustainability of Beef Production Has Improved Considerably over Last 30 Years, WSU Expert Says

Environmental Sustainability of Beef Production Has Improved Considerably over Last 30 Years, WSU Expert Says

Washington State University

Advances in productivity over the past 30 years have reduced the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of U.S. beef production, according to a new study presented today by a Washington State University researcher..

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Cover crops soak up water, improve soil conditions

Cover crops soak up water, improve soil conditions

SCOTT WALTMAN

Farm Forum

Wet conditions have some farmers contemplating planting crops that they’ll never harvest.

 Sugar beets, turnips, some types of radishes and other similar cover crops not only absorb large amounts of water but help improve soil conditions, ag experts say. And their popularity in this part of the county is likely on the rise because so many fields are holding so much water and, in some instances, are unplanted.

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Building relationships with people of influence

Building relationships with people of influence

The Cattle Business Weekly

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council recently helped sponsor three farm tours in New York state, giving influencers, such as dietitians, chef instructors and food service and retail managers a face-to-face look at modern beef production.

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This is where the beef is

This is where the beef is

Seguin Magazette

This summer, the Sequim Lavender Company celebrates 10 years in the lavender growing business in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.

Company owners Mary and Paul Jendrucko, inspired by the popularity and diversity of lavender that originated in the stately gardens of Great Britain and on the rugged Mediterranean hillsides of France and Spain, have added another British product to their wares.

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KnowMycotoxins.com Makes Mycotoxins A Hot Topic In 2010

KnowMycotoxins.com Makes Mycotoxins A Hot Topic In 2010

Bovine Veterinarian

In the past two and a half years, the first mycotoxin information website, http://www.KnowMycotoxins.com, has gone online in six languages (English, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Hungarian) and established itself as a reliable educational source of information about mycotoxins.

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Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef

Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef

Financial Post

Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef has been delighting meat eaters with its tastier, healthier red meat selection since May 2009. In early March it became available for the first time to at-home chefs and now Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef (http://www.eathealthybeef.org) is partnering with Dallas-area health food store Natural Health Shop, to provide multiple locations for health-conscious eaters to purchase nutritious red-meat to enjoy in their favorite home-cooked meals.

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ND records second anthrax case in cattle in 2010

ND records second anthrax case in cattle in 2010

INforum.com

North Dakota has recorded its second case of anthrax in cattle this year.

A release from the state says a North Dakota State University lab on Tuesday confirmed a beef bull from northwestern Dickey County had anthrax.

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Electronic identification tags track cattle from farms to grocery stores

Electronic identification tags track cattle from farms to grocery stores

WBIR

Beef typically starts out on farms like Nathan Simpson’s Maple Hill Farm in Loudon County.

However, the cows only stay there until they’re about nine months old.

"They travel to Texas, Kansas, Iowa to feed lots, where the grain grows," Simpson explained.

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Fusarium head blight leads to mycotoxin contamination in wheat

Fusarium head blight leads to mycotoxin contamination in wheat

AG Professional

Indiana wheat harvest is well under way, but with high levels of Fusarium head blight in many fields some of the crop is contaminated with the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol, or DON.

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FTA with U.S.

FTA with U.S.

The Korea Herald

Korea and the United States are preparing to start talks on U.S. demands for the wider opening of Korean auto and beef markets in connection with the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement, which has yet to be ratified by their respective legislatures. Their top trade officers were set to have a telephone contact for the talks on Wednesday.

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Mob Grazing

Mob Grazing

Sarah Gustin

KXNET

675-thousand pounds of beef. All grazing one acre of ground

It’s called…mob grazing

Look at how the lands in the great plains evolved over time. They evolved from herds bison, elk deer and not coming back.

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Man accused of tipping livestock scales

Man accused of tipping livestock scales

Lauren Pack

The Cattle Business Weekly

A Liberty Twp. man has been accused of tipping the scales in his favor when weighing cows at an Oxford livestock business.

Fernand Lee Allart, 75, 6440 Yankee Road, faces two felonies and two misdemeanor counts involving theft and deception for allegedly putting magnets on scales at Tri-State Livestock on College Corner Pike, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

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