Monthly Archives: August 2010

Baxter Black, DVM:  LABOR DAY 2010

Baxter Black, DVM:  LABOR DAY 2010

 “A good day’s work is a good day’s work.”

Labor Day 2010 finds us with our head down, shoulders to the wheel, noses to the grindstone and 10% unemployment.

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America’s infatuation with tainted beef

America’s infatuation with tainted beef

By Zach Gould

DAILY LOBO (University of New Mexico Student News Paper)

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 want to eat cows. I want to eat ribs, burgers, steaks and even bottom round roast (the butt). I would love to swim in the fluffy meat pillows of steak goodness, indulging my continuously growing gluttony. But, the Man keeps screwing my meat fantasy. I can’t, in any good conscience, eat beef.

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JBS considers sale of Argentine beef plants

JBS considers sale of Argentine beef plants

Greeley Tribune

JBS S.A. has said it is considering the sale of some Argentine beef plants among options to improve operations in that country. The company is the parent of JBS USA, which is based in Greeley.

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How to Feed a Growing World? Brazil Might Have a Solution

How to Feed a Growing World? Brazil Might Have a Solution

The Atlantic

By 2050, the world’s population will hit 9 billion—so how will we feed everyone? The answer, according to a recent article in The Economist, is that we will have to become more like Brazil. In "The Miracle of the Cerrado," the publication examines the giant farms that have transformed Brazilian agriculture over the last 30 years, and how other countries might be able to learn from them to become more productive.

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Temple Grandin — and animal agriculture — win at Emmys

Temple Grandin — and animal agriculture — win at Emmys

Temple Grandin won big last night — and that can be considered a win for everyone in animal agriculture. Grandin, who is autistic, is widely recognized in the livestock production industry for her work in analyzing and improving animal handling systems.

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Choosing an Estrous Synchronization Program for Replacement Beef Heifers

Choosing an Estrous Synchronization Program for Replacement Beef Heifers

Allen Bridges, Scott Lake, Ron Lemenager, Matt Claeys, Patrick Gunn, Kyle Culp , Purdue Beef Team, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University

Of the many estrous synchronization and artificial insemination (AI) programs available for use in beef heifers, two programs deliver more acceptable AI pregnancy rates. This publication shows a comparison between two of those programs: CIDR Select and the 5-day CO-Synch + CIDR. Information presented will help a producer choose between the two AI programs.

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Cottonseed, DDG Vie for Share in Rations

Cottonseed, DDG Vie for Share in Rations

Cheryl Anderson


With a bumper cotton crop predicted this year, bigger supplies of cottonseed may cause some shifts in both feed usage and feed prices.

Livestock producers most often look for steady sources of feedstuffs and don’t generally like to make frequent changes, Gaitens told DTN. "They like to stick with a steady source. That makes the need for cottonseed to show a low price to be competitive."

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