Meat Quality Unaffected by Wet, Dry Distillers Grains
Researchers at Oklahoma State University recently addressed concerns that distillers grains may negatively affect the meat quality of beef.
The goal of a recent feeding trial examined the palatability and retail shelf life of beef steaks from steers fed wet or dry distillers grains at various levels, according to Dr. Deborah VanOverbeke, associate professor of meat science at Oklahoma State University.
On-Farm Stover Treatment Cuts Feed Costs
Hay and Forage Grower
New university research has shown that a substantial portion of the grain in cattle feed can be replaced with corn stover that has been treated with a common food ingredient known as hydrated lime or pickling lime.
Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture
It is estimated that by 2050 nearly twice as much food will need to be produced to feed the world’s growing population! With limited resources, it will be even more important that animal agriculture continue to produce food, milk and fiber in responsible and sustainable ways that meet consumers’ expectations.
Middle East Crisis And It’s Affects On Agriculture
Southern Livestock Standard
Fallout from the crisis in Libya and the Middle East could put pressure on U.S. agricultural production due to escalating fuel costs, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist.
Help Your Cows to Raise Healthy Calves
A good vaccination program for a registered or commercial cow herd will help those -mothers provide immunity-boosting colostrum to their calves.
Ohio livestock board’s vote angers HSUS
A vote on veal calf confinement by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board has angered the Humane Society of the United States which says may jeopardize the animal welfare agreement they reached with former Governor Ted Strickland last June, according to www.FarmAndDairy.com.
Darrell Wilkes: Documentation means more premiums for cattlemen
Tri State Livestock News
“They’re black and they’ve had all their shots” is not enough any more for ranchers marketing their calf crop. According to Dr. Darrell Wilkes, manager of ABS Beef Supply Systems in Parker, CO, the cattle market is dictating more documentation.
NCBA Backs Caution with Japan
Japan closed its market to U.S. beef in December of 2003, after the discovery of a Canadian-born cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United States.
Cattle prices climb on strong export demand
Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Cattle futures rose Wednesday on expectations that export demand will grow stronger this year even as supplies of cattle in feedlots decline.
Bred into Them
If the circumstances were different, it would make the outcome easier to celebrate. After all, the results are worth a little whooping and hollering.