Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

All-Natural Beef?

All-Natural Beef?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/Progressive Farmer

When my granddaddy was alive I helped him implant bull calves as they were born. When he died, we quit implanting the calves. Now I hear people talking about not implanting because of the push for all-natural beef. Should we go back to implanting or try to go all-natural?

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American Angus Association Contractural Arachnodactyly (FAWN CALF SYNDROME)

American Angus Association Contractural Arachnodactyly (FAWN CALF SYNDROME)

Bovine Veterinarian

A.I. organizations requested that the American Angus Association provide to the membership the identity of and preliminary test results for Angus bulls tested by Dr. Jon Beever of the Universityof Illinois to determine whether they were carriers or free of the mutation identified for Contractural Arachnodactyly (FORMERLY REFERRED TO BY THE NAME OF “FAWN CALF SYNDROME”).

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Field day focuses on lowering winter feed costs for beef producers

Field day focuses on lowering winter feed costs for beef producers

AG Answers

This year’s Indiana Integrated Resource Management Program field day on Aug. 31 in Greencastle will focus on helping beef producers lower winter feed costs.

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Room to Roam – or Not? Innovative Grazing Techniques in MN

Room to Roam – or Not? Innovative Grazing Techniques in MN

Public News Service

Images of cows roaming free come to mind when people think of grass-fed cattle. But giving cows too much free rein on pasture is actually not the best choice for their diet, or the land, an expert says. Howard Moechnig, grasslands specialist with Midwest Grasslands, says if left to their own devices, cattle will act like kids, "cherry-picking" their favorite plants to eat and ignoring or trampling the rest.

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Oklahoma State University Beef Cattle Manuals Available

Oklahoma State University Beef Cattle Manuals Available


Here is what producers say about the OSU Beef Manual: “One of the best manuals I have.” “Fantastic learning tool for anyone.” Why are producers so high on it? The manual includes 41 chapters that cover a wealth of topics from herd health to beef nutrition to marketing in an easy-to-read format. Objective, research based information is the basis for recommendations.

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History Repeated

History Repeated

Mike Callicrate

Huffington Post

Back in the 1990’s when I was suing IBP for anticompetitive practices and being shut-out of the market by the big beef packers, I asked Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman why he didn’t enforce the P&S Act of 1921.

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Federation Votes to Stick with NCBA

Federation Votes to Stick with NCBA

Western Livestock Journal

The Federation of State Beef Councils passed a resolution July 31, 2010, during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, CO, to maintain its partnership with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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