Daily Archives: March 8, 2011

Steve Cornett: Ethanol and Fed Cattle Breakevens

Steve Cornett: Ethanol and Fed Cattle Breakevens

Beef Today

Ever since Washington fell in love with ethanol, there has been talk about the cattle feeding industry moving back to the Corn Belt because that’s where the distillers grains are.

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Relationship between cow size and nutrient requirements

Relationship between cow size and nutrient requirements

Ken Olson

Tri State Livestock News

It is commonly understood that cows are getting bigger. When one considers that the cow population in the U.S. has shrunk since 1974, while total pounds of beef produced annually has been maintained at nearly 50 billion pounds over the same time period, it is obvious that cattle have had to steadily increase growth potential and size.

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Gelbvieh Junior Nationals set for Kearney

Gelbvieh Junior Nationals set for Kearney

High Plains Journal

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association is finalizing details for the 2011 AGJA Twister Classic scheduled for July 3 to 8 in Kearney, Neb., at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds.

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Why is U.S. last to know?

Why is U.S. last to know?

Review Messenger

In a news article circulated by the U.S. Animal Health Association today, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) purportedly announced on March 3, 2011, that Canada had confirmed on Feb. 18, 2011, that it had detected yet another Canadian cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. The CCA reported the cow was a 77-month-old Alberta dairy cow, making it the 19th case of BSE in Canada’s cattle herd.

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Canada is dealing with a new case of mad cow disease.

Canada is dealing with a new case of mad cow disease.

Red Deer Advocate

The dairy cow discovered in Alberta brings the number of cattle that have been found in Canada with the fatal brain disease to 18 since 2003.

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Dr. Elisabeth Hagen Addresses Beef Safety Summit Participants

Dr. Elisabeth Hagen Addresses Beef Safety Summit Participants

Wallace’s Farmer

"Food safety is something we need to tackle together," Dr. Elisabeth Hagen told more than 240 food safety experts and beef industry leaders attending the 9th Annual Beef Industry Safety Summit in Dallas March 2. Hagen, the USDA under secretary for food safety, said "science, data and research are the best tools we have to protect consumers," and asked for the industry’s help and commitment in making that happen.

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Ruminant Mineral Management

Ruminant Mineral Management

Rory Lewandowski


There are several important factors that affect mineral absorption. One of the most important is the source of the mineral. Oxide forms of minerals tend to be the cheapest minerals on the market.

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USDA Audit Says E. Coli Testing in Ground Beef is Flawed

USDA Audit Says E. Coli Testing in Ground Beef is Flawed

Aaron Mehta

Paper Trail

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in charge of keeping the potentially lethal E. coli bacteria out of your food, has concluded its own testing process for ground beef is flawed and may be missing bacteria during tests.

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The history of the steak — From A to B-eef

The history of the steak — From A to B-eef

Barb Kromphardt

Bureau County Republican

Technology and selection changes have made a major impact on the beef cattle industry over the years.

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FAT! It’s what’s for dinner.

FAT! It’s what’s for dinner.

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a cancer-fighting fat that is most abundant in Grass-fed products.  Recent studies link a diet high in CLA with a lower risk of breast cancer. Researchers measured CLA levels in the serum of women with and without breast cancer. Those women with the most CLA had a significantly lower risk of the disease.

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