Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Natural Beef Company Shifts To ‘Conventional’

Natural Beef Company Shifts To ‘Conventional’

Mikkel Pates

Perishable News

The North Dakota Natural Beef Co., based in Fargo, has changed governance and is processing more beef and has added personnel, but is not processing premium-priced "natural" beef, at least for now.

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Japan looking into DNA tests to check origin of beef

Japan looking into DNA tests to check origin of beef

The Cattle Business Weekly

The Japanese farm ministry has decided to introduce DNA tests to check whether beef has been produced in Japan or overseas starting as early as fiscal 2011 following the development of a testing method by a research team in Kobe, a ministry official said Sunday

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Q&A: Do I need to be concerned about prussic acid poisoning?

Q&A: Do I need to be concerned about prussic acid poisoning?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

I have a cornstalk field that I am going to be putting cows into. In this field there area some areas with a lot of shatter cane.

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Rep. Frank Lucas confirmed by House Republicans to head Agriculture Committee

Rep. Frank Lucas confirmed by House Republicans to head Agriculture Committee

NewsOK.com

Frank Lucas was confirmed on Wednesday as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the next Congress. He will be the first Oklahoman to head the panel that helps shape the nation’s farm policy.

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Estate planning in a box

Estate planning in a box

Amanda Radke

TriState Livestock News

“It used to be what separated people was between have and have nots; but today, it’s more split between who is informed and who is ignorant,” said Randy McKee, of McKee Companies, at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) 62nd Annual Trade Show and Convention in Aberdeen, SD on Dec. 1, 2010.

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Rebuilding the U.S. beef herd a must

Rebuilding the U.S. beef herd a must

Donald Stotts

Southwest Farm Press

It is a hot topic of discussion in the U.S. cattle industry: How can operations increase or even maintain beef production if the cow herd continues to shrink?

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Why Sustainable Agriculture is Important to Everyone

Why Sustainable Agriculture is Important to Everyone

Andrea Thomas

Huffington Post

By many estimates, the global population is going to reach 9 billion people by 2050 and food production will have to increase 70 percent to meet the demands of a booming population. Looking ahead, few issues will be more important to the world and the world’s fastest growing markets than food and agriculture.

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