Video Feature: Beef Quality Assurance Program
SUNUP’s Austin Moore talks with OSU beef Extension specialist, Dave Lalman about the producer benefits of the Beef Quality Assurance Program and gets information on upcoming BQA events producers can attend to get BQA certified or just brush up on the program.
Mary Had a Little Lamb……then she started breeding for carcass merit
Will there come a day when scanning sheep and goats for carcass merit is as commonplace as scanning beef is now? Will breeding stock be selected based on EPDs? Will the market pay premiums for loin muscle depth?
Temple Grandin: The Movie Now available on DVD
HBO’s new biography picture Temple Grandin is a satisfying, touching look at an impressive life. Claire Danes stars as Grandin, an autistic woman who revolutionized how America treated its beef cattle and also how we understood what it meant to have autism. Her endeavors and accomplishments are truly extraordinary, and they make for a rousing example of human resolve.
Maybe It’s Time To Focus On Children At The Industry Level As Well
Ever since the industry took the first step toward a more value-based marketing system and away from commodity marketing, there has been discomfort among a subset of producers. This is not surprising—whenever the rules of the game change, you have new winners and new losers, and those who had the old rules figured out are naturally going to be against change.
How do we control imported fire ants in pastures?
First, is it worth treating your pasture at all? If the answer is yes, there are several baits that can be broadcast for imported fire ant control in pastures. These baits cost about $10-15 per acre.
Taking the Guesswork Out of Picking Replacement Heifers
Victoria G. Myers
Tim Haines is always looking for ways to make his cow/calf operation near Lexington, Okla., just a little more efficient. Ask him what it would be worth to be able to tell what a potential replacement heifer could do before she ever had her first calf, and he starts getting excited about the potential of DNA profiling.
Criteria For Operating A Livestock Farm As A Business
In hobby loss audits, the IRS sometimes views various types of ranching activities as a means of generating tax losses, rather than a profit-oriented venture. That was the issue in the Tax Court case, Ralph Wesinger, Jr., v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
Native Cattle Are Best Desert Grazers
Hay and Forage Grower
A beef cow’s geographic experience affects its grazing behavior and diet choices in the desert rangeland pastures of southern New Mexico, say Derek Bailey and Milt Thomas of New Mexico State University’s animal and range science department.
DuPont, USDA developing test for E. coli strains
DuPont and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are jointly developing a new test for lesser-known strains of E. coli bacteria that have become the source of increasing concern after recent outbreaks linked to contaminated fresh produce.
US accused of sending mad cow beef to Australia
Sydney Morning Herald
A coalition of cattle producers and consumer advocates has accused the United States of exporting beef to Australia despite a ban due to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.