Daily Archives: August 27, 2010

Economic Analysis Of Proposed GIPSA Rule

Economic Analysis Of Proposed GIPSA Rule


In a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) called for a sound economic analysis to judge both the need and the utility of a proposed Grain Inspection, Packer and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule that deals with the procurement of livestock.


Maximizing gain in your stocker program

Maximizing gain in your stocker program

By Lura Roti

The Cattle Business Weekly

Stocker operators are beginning to pull their summer herds from pasture in preparation of fall selling. Soon, management efforts will be realized in the form of a paycheck.


Effects Of High Beef Demand With Short Supply – From The Ground Up

Effects Of High Beef Demand With Short Supply – From The Ground Up

Bob French


While a short supply of beef when there is a good demand results in favorable prices for beef producers, it may also negatively impact some different sectors of the beef industry overall. Bob French has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.


Going against the grain: Grass-fed beef a niche for Utah farmers

Going against the grain: Grass-fed beef a niche for Utah farmers

Amelia Nielson-Stowell

Deseret News

Nick Larson stands in the Star G Bar booth in the heart of the Downtown Farmers Market, surrounded by coolers of prepackaged meat, pictures of cattle grazing in Chaco Canyon and a steady stream of customers.

"It’s 100 percent grass-fed," Larson tells a woman, "from start to finish."


Beef Bash field day planned for Research Center

Beef Bash field day planned for Research Center

Times Leader

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Asso­ciation will host Beef Bash 2010, a unique field day for Kentucky beef cattle producers, Sept. 23, at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.


Divided beef industry to meet with feds in Fort Collins

Divided beef industry to meet with feds in Fort Collins

By Jason Blevins

The Denver Post

Farmers and ranchers from across the country converge on Fort Collins today for a rare opportunity to meet with top federal officials and air long-standing concerns over the state of the country’s beef business.


BVD surveillance of purchased commercial heifers

BVD surveillance of purchased commercial heifers

Bill Beal

Angus Journal

Purchasing commercial heifers to use as embryo transfer (ET) recipients is a fairly common practice. Purchased heifers introduced to a herd should have received recommended preweaning vaccinations and be tested for persistent infection (PI) with BVD (bovine viral diarrhea).


New Round Cuts Offer Six More Value-Added Beef Options

New Round Cuts Offer Six More Value-Added Beef Options

PR Web

The Beef Innovations Group (BIG) debuted six new cuts today from the beef round at the first Innovative Beef Symposium in Denver, part of its effort to help meat processors, manufacturers, retailers, foodservice operators and cattle producers maximize yield, add versatility and increase profitability.


New name could earn farmers better connotation

New name could earn farmers better connotation

The Cattle Business Weekly

New name could earn farmers better connotation

I am disturbed by the number of people in this country who seem to take agriculture for granted. Many have had little to no experience with the land and only know what they read and hear from what are often unreliable sources.


Putting the finish on

Putting the finish on

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

As grass-fed beef becomes more popular, producers are looking for an economical way to put those final few pounds of finish. According to Bob Scriven, a grazing consultant from Kearney, NE, grazing standing corn is a viable option for some producers.