Daily Archives: December 7, 2010

Oklahoma Rancher Fights for What Eastern Livestock Owes Him

Oklahoma Rancher Fights for What Eastern Livestock Owes Him

Katie Micik

DTN

Oklahoma rancher Mike Loula had sold cattle to Eastern Livestock Co. early this fall and had no problems getting paid. But Loula still ended up like hundreds of other cattlemen when he sold 64 head of cattle in the first few days of November for $56,731.60 only to see the check returned by his bank with a note, "Refer to Maker."

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Eastern Livestock Fails, Producers Pay the Price

Eastern Livestock Fails, Producers Pay the Price

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

They were the best bunch of cattle he’d ever sold. Twenty weaned feeder steers, all trough-broke and vaccinated. Gary Bell unloaded the lot at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 2 into the pens at Edmonton Livestock.

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Dillon Feuz: Cattle prices expected to remain stable in 2011

Dillon Feuz: Cattle prices expected to remain stable in 2011

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Although the economy and overall beef demand are still lagging, the supply of beef and growing trade with other countries should keep feeder calf prices in 2011 similar to 2010 levels, a Utah State University livestock marketing specialist predicted.

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Vilsack Announces Cattlemen’s Beef Board Appointments

Vilsack Announces Cattlemen’s Beef Board Appointments

Thebeefsite.com

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 40 appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve three-year terms.

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100% Grass Fed, BQA, Part 4

100% Grass Fed, BQA, Part 4

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

Beef Quality Assurance-BQA can help make a positive public perception of your cattle operation and the BEEF industry as a whole.

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Setting the record straight on modern American agriculture, USDA rule

Setting the record straight on modern American agriculture, USDA rule

J. Patrick Boyle

Asheville Citizen Times

Dena Hoff’s opinion piece, “We can’t afford cheap meat anymore” (December 1, 2010), resorts to gross distortions about the U.S. meat and poultry industry in an attempt to lead public opinion to her desired conclusion.

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Beef Trade Not Part of U.S.-Korea FTA Renegotiations

Beef Trade Not Part of U.S.-Korea FTA Renegotiations

Roger Bernard

Beef Today

Details of changes to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) were unveiled late Friday by both countries, with shifts on auto provisions in the original deal but no changes relative to beef trade provisions of the pact negotiated in 2007.

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Culling For Udder Conformation

Culling For Udder Conformation

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

There is no hard and fast rule as to when to cull a cow on udder conformation. The Beef Improvement Federation released a standardized udder scoring system that can help you evaluate your herd.

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Flexible grazing strategies

Flexible grazing strategies

Roger Gates

Tri State Livestock News

I learned the other day that Dec. 1 marks the start of “meteorological winter.” It’s also a confirmation that, from a pasture growth standpoint, we’re well past the accumulation phase and in the midst of the depletion phase.

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Four-state beef conference set       

Four-state beef conference set       

North Platte Bulletin

Specialists from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas will tip cattlemen about issues they face during a four-state beef conference Jan. 11-12.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists will team with counterparts from Iowa State University, Kansas State University and the University of Missouri to provide the forum. They represent four of the nation’s leading beef cattle land-grant universities, according to Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist.

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