Daily Archives: August 11, 2010

Cow whisperer aims to improve livestock handling

Cow whisperer aims to improve livestock handling

KNDO

MATT VOLZ

The herd of lowing cows parted like a wave before Curt Pate, who rode straight up to the bull and let him know who was in charge without making a sound.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  THE EYEGLASS INCIDENT

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE EYEGLASS INCIDENT

Back pain is the bane of many farmers and ranchers.  A life of lifting, riding, shifting and physical exertion often leads them to a long-term relationship with osteopathic surgeons.

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University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center Field Day 2010

University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center Field Day 2010

KHQA

The University of Illinois Orr Beef Research Center near Perry, Illinois in Pike County will hold their annual Field Day on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 starting at 4:00 p.m.

Please note presentations and the meal will be held in the classrooms at the John Wood Community College Ag Center located 1 mile north of the Orr Beef Center.

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Funding Boosts TB Research

Funding Boosts TB Research

Scoop

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) research has received a boost with the award of a grant of $750,000 per annum for five years to AgResearch’s TB Immunology and Animal Health team from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.

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Cattlemen’s group holds 52nd convention

Cattlemen’s group holds 52nd convention

Carroll County News

The 52nd Annual Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Convention and Trade Show will be held Aug. 13-15 in Fort Smith at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Cattlemen and Junior Cattlemen from all regions of Arkansas will gather to enjoy informative beef improvement seminars, industry updates, cattlemen-to-cattlemen fellowship and an extensive trade show. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13. General public and members are invited and welcomed to attend.

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Burson-Marsteller Hired to Move VeriPrime Message About Beef, E. coli

Burson-Marsteller Hired to Move VeriPrime Message About Beef, E. coli

Karen Schwartz

PR Newser

In the wake of May USDA Food Safety Inspection Service slaughterhouse guidelines and recurring E. coli scares, VeriPrime Food Safety Cooperative has hired Burson-Marsteller to get the message out about its efforts to decrease the E. coli risk in the nation’s food supply.

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U.S. farm group wants crackdown on meatpackers

U.S. farm group wants crackdown on meatpackers

Carey Gillam

Reuters

A grass-roots group of U.S. farmers and ranchers on Tuesday called for tighter government oversight of beef and poultry companies, charging that corporate monopolies are unfairly squeezing independent producers.

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Artisan Beef: A Small Target

Artisan Beef: A Small Target

Steve Cornett

Beef Today

What is that makes people who write beef books, even friendly beef books, feel they must dis the way it’s produced?

Knowing that many of us are looking for alternative markets, I have been meaning to get around to reviewing a couple of such books for a while and here we are.

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Biosecurity: Our Regional & National Response

Biosecurity: Our Regional & National Response

Bovine Veterinarian

The recent successful siting of the National Bio- and AgroDefense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas will have significant economic impact in the region and serve as an important component of our national biosecurity efforts.

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Genetic diversity of American Red Angus cattle

Genetic diversity of American Red Angus cattle

David L. Morris, DVM, Ph.D.

Selecting animals for breeding is generally accomplished by first deciding on a breed or breed composition. Depending upon one’s breeding objectives, subsequent animal selections are focused on maintaining genetic diversity to optimize performance traits even if the same breed or breed composition is selected. Maintaining genetic diversity in a population is important because its loss limits mating choices and has negative effects on economically and biologically relevant traits.

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