Daily Archives: December 29, 2010

Prof. Ed Lidvall, University of Tennessee, AG leader and mentor to hundreds passes

Prof. Ed Lidvall, University of Tennessee, AG leader and mentor to hundreds passes

Maryville Daily Times

Ed R. Lidvall, Jr. passed away peacefully and with his family Sunday, December 26, 2010, at the Shannondale Health Center in Maryville. Ed was born August 5, 1923, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the first of two sons of Ed and Hattie Lidvall. He grew up there on the family farm, where he developed a life-long appreciation for agriculture and animal science.

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Telling the Grass-Fed Beef Story

Telling the Grass-Fed Beef Story

Dr. John Comerford, Pennsylvania State University

Meat Geek

Beef customers are being told many things about their food these days.  The advertisements for beef products shout this product is safer, this one is healthier, this one is better for the environment, and many other claims of value.

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Cow/Calf Producers Set For A Good Year

Cow/Calf Producers Set For A Good Year

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Jay Wade Johnson farms and ranches in a place called Happy, Texas. It’s an address that pretty much describes his feelings about the direction the beef business is headed these days.

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A glimpse of beef’s economic value to rural America

A glimpse of beef’s economic value to rural America

Greg Henderson


Last week the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538, a 9.7 percent increase over the 2000 population.

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FDA’s Role in Animal Health: What FDA Does and Does Not Regulate

FDA’s Role in Animal Health: What FDA Does and Does Not Regulate

Ashley Steel

Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act gives FDA the legal authority to approve and regulate drugs for animals. Before a drug company can market an animal drug, the company must get the drug approved by FDA.

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Steve Cornett: Beef’s Big Year

Steve Cornett: Beef’s Big Year

Beef Today

It’s the last column of the year, so I sat me down and made a list of candidates for most important developments of the year. In the order in which they popped to mind, here they are:

1.     Ethanol and corn prices—I get calls when I pick on ethanol, but I don’t mind.

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Why manure use on cropland is a good investment

Why manure use on cropland is a good investment

AG Professional

With Nebraska being one of the nation’s top livestock producers, the state has a lot of manure that can serve as a valuable resource for crop production.

Benefits of manure include the nutrients supplied, especially the nitrogen and phosphorus needed for most Nebraska soils, and its soil amendment effects. The soil amendment effects often result in increased productivity for several years after application.

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R-CALF urges Senate to strengthen beef import rule

R-CALF urges Senate to strengthen beef import rule

North Platte Bulletin

In meetings with Democrat and Republican staff members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the leaders of the Ranchers-Cattlemen’s Action Legal Fund and United Stockgrowers of America said the United States has given beef export markets a legitimate reason to impose strict age restrictions on U.S. beef.

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Global Opportunities For U.S. Seedstock

Global Opportunities For U.S. Seedstock

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

This May marked a milestone in Russia, with the first-ever bull sale taking place. Bill Davis, co-owner of Rollin’ Rock Angus Ranch near Sidney, Mont., was in attendance for the event, representing the American Angus Association.

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Expert on behavior coming to Virginia

Expert on behavior coming to Virginia

Carl Stafford

Culpeper Star Exponent

Temple Grandin is the featured speaker at Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Cooperative Extension beef programs in January. Known as an international expert in animal behavior, Dr Grandin designs livestock handling facilities and is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State.  

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