Daily Archives: October 28, 2010

Will New GIPSA Regulations Help or Hinder Competition?

Will New GIPSA Regulations Help or Hinder Competition?

Joe Parker Jr.

The Cattleman

I have never disagreed with so many people I respect than at the Aug. 27 joint U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) workshop in Fort Collins, Colo.

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Consider mineral supplements for your cow/calf operation

Consider mineral supplements for your cow/calf operation

Sara Thissen

The Cattle Business Weekly

According to several polls referenced during a recent Agri-Best webinar, many cattle producers utilize commercial mineral products and rely on assistance from their local feed dealer to develop a mineral-feeding program.

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Blocking E. coli Bacteria Before They Move In

Blocking E. coli Bacteria Before They Move In

Bovine Veterinarian

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and his colleagues have discovered key gene and chemical interactions that allow Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 bacteria to colonize the gut of cattle. The animals not only host, but can shed the deadly human pathogen.

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Epigenetics and fetal developmental programming are hot topics

Epigenetics and fetal developmental programming are hot topics

Bill Brewster

Tri State Livestock News

Fetal developmental programming and epigenetics are two hot topics that beef producers are going to hear more about in the future, according to Dr. Lee Dickerson, a Land of Lakes Purina Mills nutritionist.

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Limousin and Lim-Flex Prove Carcass Merit

Limousin and Lim-Flex Prove Carcass Merit

Cattle Today

Denver, Colo., Oct 7, 2010 — Limousin and Lim-Flex® bulls prove through ultrasound measurements to be among the best at the recent Cal Poly Bull Test. Representing eight different breeds including Limousin and Lim-Flex®, a total of 165 bulls were evaluated over a four month period.

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Proposed new GIPSA rules: Myths and facts

Proposed new GIPSA rules: Myths and facts

 North Platte Bulletin Proposed restrictions on livestock packer-buyers would lead to fewer, not more lawsuits, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said recently.

Updates to anti-trust provisions in the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act would decrease the number of lawsuits and keep contacts private, the department says in a report, "Misconceptions and explanations" published on its website.

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Lugar Says Power Shift Will Bring Ag Policy Change

Lugar Says Power Shift Will Bring Ag Policy Change

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

Next Tuesday‘s election may have a major impact on US farm policy. Indiana Senator Richard Lugar believes that a power shift in both the House and Senate is likely and that such a shift will result in changes to US farm policy. . .

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Federal Regulators Have Too Much Power

Federal Regulators Have Too Much Power

Brian Darling


For a great example of how federal regulators have too much power, see the case J. Dudley Butler v. American Cattle and Beef Industry.  This is not a real case, but it is a real controversy and battle between the industry and Butler, the individual at the U.S. Department of Agriculture tasked with overseeing regulations on grain, packers and stockyards. 

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Red Angus honors individuals for dedication

Red Angus honors individuals for dedication

The Cattle Business Weekly

During this fall’s Red Angus Association of America convention, several people were recognized for their efforts of promoting the Red Angus breed and association.

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Calf tags mean more money

Calf tags mean more money

Sarah Gustin

KXMBTV Bismarck

Exporting our meat into foreign countries can be tough.

Different countries have different standards.

But if we can get our meat inside those borders it could bring a big pay back.

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