Bankruptcy trustee going after funds diverted during insolvency
Tri State Livestock News
A former Eastern Livestock Company branch manager allegedly received and deposited $1.24 million of checks that customers made payable to the cattle broker in the days immediately following a bank’s hold on Eastern’s accounts, a lawsuit filed Tuesday, March 22, in federal bankruptcy court alleged.
Beef cattle: Improving production efficiency and meat quality
The Prairie Star
U.S. consumers love beef. We eat an average of about 63 pounds of it per person each year.
Producing enough cattle to meet that demand requires efficiency and innovation. Agricultural Research Service scientists at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory (LARRL) in Miles City, Mont., are conducting studies designed to make cattle production more efficient and to provide better beef products for consumers.
Most bacteria that can cause disease in cattle are fairly fragile. They will be destroyed by sunshine and by hot, dry or cold weather within a few hours or days. This is very fortunate from an animal health standpoint because cattle cannot commonly contract infectious diseases from the environment for more than short periods of time. Rather, they need to have direct contact with infected cattle.
What Does Your Farm Sign Say about YOU?
As I travel across the countryside this week skirting on the outer edge of Chicago, I was admiring the miles of farmsteads with a diverse of operations from livestock to row crop.
Use Nutritional Tools to Enhance Animal Health
Steve Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
In the last issue we began a discussion of the relationships between health and nutrition, specifically minerals. Adequate or inadequate levels of any of the nutrients can have serious effects on the overall health of the cow or calf.
From feedlot to the plate
Bureau County Republican
I’d like to mention a segment about how beef cattle are processed into meat that was recently on the Oprah show. They went inside one of Cargill’s meat processing plants to show the public how meat is processed from feedlot to your grocery store.
Limousin proves feed efficiency
High Plains Journal
Feed accounts for 65 to 80 percent of total beef-production costs. With grain prices growing, finding a way to lower those costs is important to cattle producers.