Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

Research Byproduct: Quality Cattle

Research Byproduct: Quality Cattle

Lyndee Patterson

Angus Journal

Those qualities — consistency and attention to detail — recently helped cattle from the University of Missouri (MU) earn recognition in the second quarter of the AngusSource® Carcass Challenge (ASCC). Steers from the school’s Thompson Farms research herd were fed at Irsik & Doll Feedyard, Garden City, Kan., where they took first place for the Central Region.

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Missouri’s Prop B Bad For Beagles & Beef

Missouri’s Prop B Bad For Beagles & Beef

Bovine Veterinarian

Folks, it ain’t about the puppies.

 I hate “puppy mills”, too. I also hate people who indiscriminately breed horses and flood the market . I have no tolerance for companion-animal or livestock-owners who don’t take care of their animals. But that’s not what this bill is about.

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iRanch calculator offers tools for producers

iRanch calculator offers tools for producers

Amanda Nolz Radke

Tri State Livestock News

During her Ph.D. work, Annie Clement took an interest in putting together tools for profit forecasting for cattle operations, which led to the development of the iRanch application.

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John Harrington: The Beef Armada

John Harrington: The Beef Armada


U.S. beef exporters floated a virtual Armada last week, shipping more than 17,000 metric tons to the hungry consumers of Mexico (4,300 MT), Japan (2,700 MT), South Korea (2,600 MT), Canada (1,900 MT), and Vietnam (1,800 MT).

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 Producers Must Learn to do More With By-Products

 Producers Must Learn to do More With By-Products

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Over the last couple of issues we have been discussing feeding by-products to cattle to meet their nutritional needs. As the feed, food, fuel and other industries move forward and grow we are finding increasing uses for base grains (corn, grain sorghum, cottonseed, soybeans, etc.) in applications that are considered more valuable than livestock feeds.

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Everyone a Populist

Everyone a Populist

Wes Ishmael

Angus Journal

‘If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.”

That’s how a solemn Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, begins narration of a new video from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). What follows is the same sensationalism and fiction that livestock producers have come to expect from the radical activist group.

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Proposals re-ignite cattle industry fairness feud

Proposals re-ignite cattle industry fairness feud

Kevin Welch

Amarillo Globe News

The shouting hasn’t stopped for years, and now, with another set of regulations on how livestock are sold pending in Washington, the debate about whether the beef industry is run by conspiracy is getting louder.

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