Monthly Archives: October 2010

NCBA president says GIPSA rule could set back beef industry 50 years

NCBA president says GIPSA rule could set back beef industry 50 years

ILFB.org

Cattle produces aren’t the only ones who could take an economic hit if new regulations, proposed by USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA), are added to the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921.

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Backgrounding Calves – From the Ground Up

Backgrounding Calves – From the Ground Up

KBTX

There are two different types of beef cattle operations, and both are found here in the Brazos Valley. One is supported by a cow herd is that is bred to produce calves that will ultimately become beef.

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Wyoming to test 3,000 cattle

Wyoming to test 3,000 cattle

Great Falls Tribune

The state is planning to test up to 3,000 cattle in northern Wyoming for brucellosis..

The testing began Wednesday after preliminary tests indicated the disease was found in three cows in a Park County herd.

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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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