Daily Archives: September 29, 2010

Feedlot cattle today are far more efficient

Feedlot cattle today are far more efficient

Des Moines Register

Modern beef production is clearly improving. The total carbon footprint to produce one pound of beef was reduced by 14 percent since 1977, according to research by Washington State University. It takes 27 percent fewer animals to produce the same amount of beef now than it did 30 years ago.

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TB Tests For Cattle Moving From Minnesota To Dakota

TB Tests For Cattle Moving From Minnesota To Dakota

Thebeefsite.com

North Dakota is not changing its import testing requirements for cattle coming from Minnesota even if USDA-APHIS grants TB-free status to most of that state and an upgraded status to a section of northwestern Minnesota.

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Cash Rents for Pasture Poised to Rise

Cash Rents for Pasture Poised to Rise

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

In Texas there are a lot of good reasons for landowners to keep pasture rental rates steady. One of the biggest is called an agricultural use exemption and without it landowners can see property taxes go up about tenfold.

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Good Habits Maximize Fertility

Good Habits Maximize Fertility

Mel DeJarnette, reproductive specialist, Select Sires

Have you ever stopped to notice in the morning which leg you put into your pants first, which arm goes into your shirt first or which shoe goes on first? Chances are you go through the exact same routine every morning without realizing it. I tried to break my routine the other morning by putting my right shoe on first instead of the left. I’ll tell you, it screwed up my whole day!

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Wyoming considers revisions to its Veterinary Practice Act

Wyoming considers revisions to its Veterinary Practice Act

Alaina Mousel

Tri State Livestock News

Included in the language defining vet practices would be: artificial insemination; equine dentistry; embryo transplant; massage therapy; chiropractic therapy; acupuncture; and orthopedic malfunction.

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Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium in Lincoln

Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium in Lincoln

KRVN

The eighth annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, Nov. 20-22 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will introduce Nebraska high school students to beef industry careers, current issues and an opportunity to use their leadership skills in a product development activity.

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Livestock groups laud Mandatory Price Reporting bill

Livestock groups laud Mandatory Price Reporting bill

Delta Farm Press

Mandatory Price Reporting Reauthorization legislation has been signed into law, extending reporting requirements of livestock daily markets for five years. The legislation will ensure that family farmers and ranchers will receive fair market value for their livestock.

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