Daily Archives: October 1, 2010

Self-fed Supplements for Range Cattle

Self-fed Supplements for Range Cattle

John Paterson, Extension Beef Specialist, Montana State University

During the late summer and early fall months, range grasses are deficient in both crude protein and energy for cows in lactation. Because of limited forage quantity and (or) quality, supplemental feeding of protein-energy, minerals and vitamins is practiced by the producer. Nationally, the USDA estimated that ninety four percent of cattle producers utilized pasture or crop residues, while 83% fed hay from November to March and, 49% provided supplements.

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New carbon-trading guidelines for livestock

New carbon-trading guidelines for livestock

Drovers

The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s largest carbon offset registry, released version 3.0 of the Livestock Project Protocol, providing updated guidelines for livestock operations to participate in the carbon market.  Significant amounts of methane, which is over 21 times more potent to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, can be produced at livestock operations.

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Them Against Us – Part IV Under My Thumb – Part 1

Them Against Us – Part IV Under My Thumb – Part 1

Wes Ishmael

Cattle Today

Part IV

“Man-caused global warming is the biggest scam perpetrated against society since time began,” says Jay Lehr, Science Director for the Heartland Institute. “The whole concept behind climate change is fear and control.”

Such a bold statement is music to the ears of folks who have pondered how it’s possible that measly mankind could overwhelm Mother Nature. But, such a confident, sweeping indictment of the global warming movement demands knowing if Lehr is some kind of right-wing crackpot.

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NCBA defends cattle ranchers during forum on EPA regulations

NCBA defends cattle ranchers during forum on EPA regulations

AG Professional

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Tamara Thies spoke on behalf of U.S. cattlemen and women yesterday at a forum in Washington, D.C., focused on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on job creation and economic expansion in America’s rural communities. Thies told members of Congress in attendance that the "EPA is waging an unprecedented war" to end animal agriculture production.

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Heart Association Lines Up With Producers to Support Healthy Beef-Eating

Heart Association Lines Up With Producers to Support Healthy Beef-Eating

Hanna Raskin

Dallas Observer

Animal rights activists may disagree, but beef is delicious. It’s primal and earthy and packed with protein, which is probably why many Americans eat more red meat than they should.

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Cows killed, mutilated on Hall County cattle farm

Cows killed, mutilated on Hall County cattle farm

Alexis Stevens

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It’s a crime so cruel and disgusting, it’s hard to imagine anyone doing it. But a 5-year-old pregnant cow found killed and mutilated this week is the latest in a string of animal deaths on a Hall County farm.

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EPA Effect on Agriculture Studied

EPA Effect on Agriculture Studied

KRVN

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Tamara Thies spoke on behalf of U.S. cattlemen and women at Wednesday’s forum in Washington, D.C., focused on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on job creation and economic expansion in America’s rural communities.

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