Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Beef quality expert recommends 7-point cull check

Beef quality expert recommends 7-point cull check


Capital Press

Examinations can increase returns over long term

Fall pregnancy checks after calves are weaned offer cow-calf operators an opportunity to examine their beef cows and evaluate if culling is the best option.

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Kindra Gordon

Hereford World

Animal handling expert Temple Grandin urges livestock producers to reach out to the public.

For the past three decades, animal handling expert Temple Grandin has devoted her career to telling livestock producers, feedlots and packing plants how to design animal handling facilities and manage livestock in a low-stress manner.

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Industry Comments On Mid Term Election Results

Industry Comments On Mid Term Election Results


With the mid-term election results through, industry leaders comment on the changes to Congress. Whilst democrats managed to keep control of the Senate, the republicans seized control of the House of Representatives.

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Plan replacement heifer growth rates to increase values as cows

Plan replacement heifer growth rates to increase values as cows

Ken Olson

Tri State Livestock News

It is important to not under- or over-feed heifer calves from weaning until breeding as yearlings. Not only should they have reached puberty and be fertile before their first breeding starts, but they should not be overly fat because this can negatively influence fertility; calving ease (if they remain fat all the way through pregnancy); and a variety of other important production traits.

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The World Series of Sushi vs. Brisket

The World Series of Sushi vs. Brisket

John Harrington   


In many ways, I don’t have a dog in this fight. Whether the San Francisco Giants are ultimately sized for World Series rings or the Texas Rangers somehow manage to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, I’m not likely to lose much sleep one way or the other.

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Schulers honored as 2010 Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year

Schulers honored as 2010 Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year

The Fence Post

Schuler-Olsen Ranch of Bridgeport, Neb., received the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Pioneer Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, Mo., Sept. 16-17. Melvin Leland of Sidney, Mont., and Kenda Ponder of Denton, Texas, presented the award to Darrell and the late Mary Lou Schuler, their son Butch and his wife Susan.

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AMI, PMMI start meat packaging survey

AMI, PMMI start meat packaging survey

Provisioner Online

PMMI, the producer and owner of PACK EXPO, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), sponsor and producer of the AMI International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, announce that they have launched a survey about packaging in the meat industry in an effort to identify ways to increase the packaging recovery rate.

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Veneman Talks Sustainability

Veneman Talks Sustainability


During the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, held in Denver, Colorado, former Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman said – the issues facing agricultural production across the planet are ever more complex, and finding solutions will require cooperation among multiple stakeholders.

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Wheat Regrowth Offers Grazing Opportunity

Wheat Regrowth Offers Grazing Opportunity

Hay and Forage Grower

Fall regrowth in wheat fields can provide excellent late-season grazing for beef cows and weaned calves, but it should be tested to avoid potential problems, says Eric Mousel, South Dakota Cooperative Extension range livestock production specialist.

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NCBA Says Fixing Death Tax Should be Congress Priority

NCBA Says Fixing Death Tax Should be Congress Priority


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association wants current members of the U.S. House and Senate to remember there is still work to be done in the 111th Congress – including work on the estate tax.

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