New manual covers feeding distillers grains to cattle on forage
The Fence Post
Research shows forage-fed cattle often perform better when corn products like distillers grains are made available, especially during the winter months.
To assist cattle producers in assessing the opportunity of feeding corn co-products produced by ethanol plants and other milling processes, the Nebraska Corn Board and University of Nebraska have published “Feeding Corn Milling Co-Products to Forage Fed Cattle.” The manual, the latest in a series published by the two, includes current research, feeding recommendations and more.
Factory and Free Range Farming
Edge San Francisco
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.
The consumption of beef, pork, and poultry purchased from factory farms can endanger human health on multiple levels. Animals are often kept in confined spaces with access to little fresh air or light and can become extremely sick.
BeefTalk: Source and Age Verification Through the Eyes of a Third-party Verifier
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Source and Age Verification of Calves – Rule #1 – Start Early! Source and Age Verification of Calves – Rule #1 – Start Early!
Some parts of the program are the responsibility of the producer, some the third-party verifier and others are a combination of both.
Livestock producers applaud USDA decision
RMFU Supports Vilsack on GIPSA Rule “We are pleased to see USDA Secretary Vilsack standing up to the nation’s meat packing lobby on the GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) rules,” said RMFU President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo. Farmer
104,000 US Jobs Could Disappear as Result of USDA’s Livestock Marketing Rule
An economic impact study conducted by John Dunham and Associates, Inc. concludes that the Obama Administration’s proposed rule on livestock marketing could leave approximately 104,000 additional Americans without jobs. Consequently, the study reports a $14 billion reduction in the National Gross Domestic Product.
‘Final Drive’ Kickoff Oct. 28 at American Royal
Southwest Farm Press
The kickoff for a “Final Drive” Oct. 28 in Kansas City, Mo., will honor Stanley Stout, one of the beef industry’s most successful auctioneers and one of Kansas State University’s most passionate supporters.
Meat lobbyists: Rule may lift prices, destroy jobs
A meat industry lobbying group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a proposed antitrust rule that it claims will raise meat prices and destroy jobs.
The rule would bar meatpackers from discriminating between cattle producers when purchasing product. It also would limit the amount of personal investment that poultry companies require their farmers to make.