Natural Beef Company Shifts To ‘Conventional’
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.
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
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.
Rep. Frank Lucas confirmed by House Republicans to head Agriculture Committee
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.
Estate planning in a box
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.
Rebuilding the U.S. beef herd a must
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?
Why Sustainable Agriculture is Important to Everyone
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.
Cargill upgrades Fresno beef packaging plant
The Wichita Eagle
Cargill has invested $8 million at its Fresno, Calif., beef production facility to expand the company’s food safety efforts and to renovate and expand packaging lines.
The largest project, at $4.2 million, improves the cleaning of cattle with a carcass wash before the harvesting process.
Proposed Tax Deal Could Benefit Ranchers & Farmers
A deal being hammered between the White House and Republican legislators could keep estate taxes from skyrocketing in 2011. Property and business owners had been dreading the estate tax reinstatement in 2011, which originally was to have reinstated a 55 percent levy on estates above the million dollar threshold.
Arctic Cold Dangerous for Livestock
According to Jeff Lehmkuhler, MS, PhD, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture beef specialist, the lower critical temperature (LCT) value for cattle is the lowest temperature or windchill at which no additional energy is required to maintain core body temperature.