Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

Selling more sizzle than steak

Selling more sizzle than steak

Steve Koperud

Brownfield Network

Sometimes I wonder whether the folks in food retailing are wicked smart, dumber than a box of rocks or just don’t care about main street consumers. The media is all atwitter again this week about Whole Foods’ new “animal welfare labeling,” yet another marketing move by the warm, fuzzy, touchy-feely, way, way expensive food chain out of Austin, Texas.

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Slow Start for Orphan Calf

Slow Start for Orphan Calf

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

Q&A:  We had a calf born that could not find the udder to nurse. I milked the mom and got her colostrum into the calf. I gave the calf a small amount of supplement milk for a couple of days, hoping it would start to nurse but it never did.

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Ag industry needs to open up, says expert

Ag industry needs to open up, says expert

St Albert Gazette

Farmers should use audits and video cameras to show the public they are treating their animals right, says a noted researcher.

Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, gave the annual Louis D. Hyndman Sr. lecture at the University of Alberta Wednesday.

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Cold Weather Could Bring Higher Beef Prices

Cold Weather Could Bring Higher Beef Prices

1011now.com

They say beef is what’s for dinner, but when conditions get cold and wet, that price of dinner can rise.

"What we don’t want is moisture," said Mike Briggs, of Briggs Feedyard. "We don’t want precipitation, and we’ve had very little."

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Does line breeding pay?

Does line breeding pay?

Maurice Boney

Tri State Livestock News

As a college student at Iowa State University in the late 1930s, Maurice Boney didn’t envision building a herd of high-quality cattle in Colorado. However, a series of events at that time brought him in contact with Dr. Jay Lush, then a prominent geneticist who had developed some theories about the benefit of line breeding.

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NCBA supports nutrition labeling

NCBA supports nutrition labeling

High Plains Journal

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts issued the following statement on the final rule published in the Federal Register on Dec. 29, 2010, titled "Nutrition Labeling of Single-Ingredient Products or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products"

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Randy Blach to be honored as CSU’s livestock leader of the year

Randy Blach to be honored as CSU’s livestock leader of the year

The Denver Post

Randy Blach of Centennial will be honored for his leadership and dedication to the cattle industry today as Colorado State University’s livestock leader of the year.

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