Daily Archives: March 1, 2011



What will the Food Safety Modernization Act, if put into effect, do to Ms. Obama’s backyard garden? Congress has taken up the issue of food safety because of the headline-grabbing occurrences of, primarily bacterial, outbreaks of disease in fresh meat and produce.

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Attendance up at Illinois Beef Expo

Attendance up at Illinois Beef Expo


Organizers say attendance was up 20% at this year’s Illinois Beef Expo.

The 4-day event wrapped up in Springfield on Sunday. Last year, about 14,000 people attended the event, which features a trade show, livestock judging and shorthorn and Angus sales.

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Kazakhstan Group Visits

Kazakhstan Group Visits

Sarah Gustin


From top ag officials to everyday cow calf producers. A group from overseas meets North Dakota’s ag industry face to face.

From Eastern Europe to North Dakota’s Heartland.

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NFU holds D.C. briefings on GIPSA

NFU holds D.C. briefings on GIPSA

Delta Farm Press

In a bid to ensure U.S. livestock producers’ views on a proposed rule for the Grain Inspection and Stockyards Act (GIPSA), the National Farmers Union held late-February briefings for politicians and staff in Washington, D.C. The panel was comprised of livestock producers from across the country.

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Tag the right calves

Tag the right calves

Steve Suther

The Fence Post

As you tag another calf and write the information in that little book, do you ever think about how well it will “hit the target?” If you are going to the trouble of establishing identity (ID) at birth, you should at least think about the future these calves will face.

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Bovine tuberculosis found in Ind. cattle herd

Bovine tuberculosis found in Ind. cattle herd

Chicago Tribune

State animal health officials say bovine tuberculosis has been found in a beef cattle herd in Indiana’s southeastern corner — the state’s first such case in cattle in more than three decades.

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Timing is Important when Collecting Injured Bulls

Timing is Important when Collecting Injured Bulls

 Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

Occasionally a bull will be seriously injured or must be put down, and the owner might want semen collected from that bull. Ernest Bailes, a reproductive specialist located north of Houston, Texas, has collected bulls with all types of injuries such as broken legs (even with bones sticking out), broken backs, and also does post mortem semen extraction.

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Talking Bull

Talking Bull

Dr. Ken McMillan


I am looking for a bull to use on heifers. How do I sort through all the information to find an animal that will work well?

There certainly can be paralysis through analysis. Your best resource, other than a breeder you trust, would be a calving-ease EPD (expected progeny difference).

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Temple Grandin shares input on new South Dakota State University cow-calf unit

Temple Grandin shares input on new South Dakota State University cow-calf unit

Alaina Mousel

Tri State Livestock News

World-renown livestock handling expert Temple Grandin reviewed plans for South Dakota State University’s new cow-calf unit during her campus visit on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

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Kentucky Beef Expo will attract top cattle

Kentucky Beef Expo will attract top cattle

South East Farm Press

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo will mark its silver anniversary during the 2011 edition of the annual shows and sales March 4-5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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