Daily Archives: September 23, 2010

Feeding By-Products Offers Opportunities

Feeding By-Products Offers Opportunities

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

As the grain industry has advanced we find ever widening ways to use grain products in other than feeding applications (i.e. corn for the production of ethanol, soybeans for the production of biodiesel, etc.). As the original grain product is converted from its original form to the desired form, in many if not most cases one or more by-products or co-products is produced which has to be disposed of or utilized.

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Challenges of direct marketing meat

Challenges of direct marketing meat

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Every producer wants to make more from the product they produce. But deciding how to market that product to get the best possible price can be a challenge. Two producers in Wyoming recently spoke of the benefits and challenges of direct marketing beef and pork during the Living and Working on the Land – The Building Blocks of Success conference in Torrington, WY.

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Scholarship To Support Future Generations Of Beef Cattle Veterinarians

Scholarship To Support Future Generations Of Beef Cattle Veterinarians

Bovine Veterinarian

A student scholarship fund has been created to honor the longtime service of Gary Rupp, who has retired as professor and founding director of the University of Nebraska Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center near Clay Center, Neb.

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Becoming a great seedstock producer

Becoming a great seedstock producer

Sara Thissen

The Cattle Business Weekly

Being a seedstock producer, raising a supply of breeding stock with optimum genetics, is not without its challenges. This past July, four seedstock producers were part of a discussion panel at the Young Guns Conference held in Sioux Falls, to help find better solutions for seedstock producers to be more successful.

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$1.25 Million Grant To Improve Cattle Feed Safety

$1.25 Million Grant To Improve Cattle Feed Safety

thebeefsite.com

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker has announced that the Department was recently awarded a $1.25 million grant to enhance its cattle feed laboratory testing and inspection programs that are directly related to animal and human health.

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Farmers sweat out cattle herd tests for deer-induced bovine tuberculosis

Farmers sweat out cattle herd tests for deer-induced bovine tuberculosis

ERIC SHARP

DETROIT FREE PRESS

It’s not a puzzle to an Emmett County cattle farmer, who’s sweating bullets while waiting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to decide if his herd must be slaughtered because of exposure to the disease.

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Omnivore, vegan, vegetarian?

Omnivore, vegan, vegetarian?

SHAWN DELL JOYCE

Hays Free Press

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.

Picture in your mind the food ladder. Starting at the bottom rung, we have the most abundant and free source of energy on the planet, solar, which is consumed by plants (next rung) to make food energy, which is consumed by animals (next rung) to make protein, which is consumed by man. Except in a few rare cases involving bears, sharks, wild dingoes or cannibals, the food ladder ends with us humans.

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College Students – Let Your Voices Be Heard

College Students – Let Your Voices Be Heard

KRVN

The American National CattleWomen (ANCW) are excited to announce the re-launch of College Aggies Online, a program developed by the Animal Agriculture Alliance in partnership with ANCW to help today’s college students become confident advocates for the agriculture industry.

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Beware Of Bloat When Grazing Fall Alfalfa

Beware Of Bloat When Grazing Fall Alfalfa

Hay and Forage Grower

Montana ranchers should watch carefully for bloat problems in their cattle this fall, particularly those grazing alfalfa or alfalfa-mix pastures. So warn Dennis Cash and Rachel Endecott, Montana State University (MSU) Extension forage and beef specialists, respectively.

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Preconditioning Calves Pays Off

Preconditioning Calves Pays Off

Southern States

Buyers gladly pay premiums for calves that won’t spend weeks in hospital pens.

Producers who follow a good preconditioning program don’t have to worry about someone buying their calves. Buyers not only will compete for their calves; they’ll pay premium prices to get them.

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