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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Missouri farmers embrace Japanese-style beef

Missouri farmers embrace Japanese-style beef

Daily Herald

Terry Neuner worked eight years for 3M in Japan before his employers treated him to a Kobe beef dinner. The meal was worth the wait.

"It was so good, I knew then that this was something I wanted to bring back home," said Neuner, who owns Westphalia Vineyards, a farm southwest of Jefferson City.

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8 Kazakhstan-bound Cows Disappear in Midair?

8 Kazakhstan-bound Cows Disappear in Midair?


Before it marks its Independence Day (16 December), Kazakhstan is set to receive 2040 cows from North Dakota. The first shipment was supposed to arrive this week. Yet, according to Kazakh reports, the $50 million deal will bring only 2020 cows to Akmolinskaia region. Why the discrepancy?

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Timed breeding, genetics help earn premium prices

Timed breeding, genetics help earn premium prices

High Plains Journal

Too many cattle producers don’t take advantage of proven breeding techniques to raise premium-quality beef, said a University of Missouri Extension beef reproduction specialist.

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Roy Barnes, beef cows, and the 16th rib

Roy Barnes, beef cows, and the 16th rib

Jim Galloway

Atlanta Journal and Constitution

“We raise beef cattle. That’s what we raise. And we raise pure-bred Herefords, and I also run a few Angus-mix to sell for beef.. So that’s it. These, I’ll re-breed. We do artificial insemination. You can come. We need volunteers.

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