Steve Cornett : Moving Mountains, One Scoop of Gravel at a Time
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has a list of "Recommended Humane Standards for Raising Livestock and Poultry" that you probably would not find all that scary.
Don’t overlook a well-managed crossbreeding program
Tri State Livestock News
As you evaluate the myriad of options out there for breeding programs this time of year, don’t forget about the advantages of a well-managed crossbreeding program.
Fallout From The Eastern Livestock Marketing Scam
It may not be Bernie Madoff-level money, but to cattlemen across the nation who received rubber checks from Eastern Livestock, receiving nothing for a year’s calf crop or their high-dollar feeder cattle threatens to wreck them far beyond any market crash.
Strike a balance between grade and gain
High Plains Journal
In a perfect world, cattle growth promotants would improve increase marbling, too. Short of that, feeders can strike a balance between grade and gain, implant and marbling levels.
Cattle rustling in Texas is up
Watch out on the range, pardner, because cattle rustling in Texas is up.
The number of cattle stolen from Texas ranches in 2010 rose 15 percent from the previous year and was three times the figure of three years ago, according to data released on Friday.
Beef plant near Aberdeen to open by early fall
Contractors are finishing a holding area and workers soon will be hired for the long-delayed construction of a beef packing plant near Aberdeen, said a company official.
They have a beef over competition
–Is more competition in business good or bad?
That question has raged through the meat industry since the federal government proposed regulations last year that could reshape the sector.
U.S. Beef Farmers and Ranchers Issue First Social Responsibility Report
U.S. cattlemen are pleased today to announce the release of “The Cattlemen’s Stewardship Review: Connecting Our Vision and Values,” which is a first-of-its-kind inside look at cattlemen’s influence on the nation’s communities, the economy, public health and the environment.
Timing is everything
High Plains Journal
Timing is everything when it comes to a vaccination program for a beef herd. While vaccinating animals doesn’t mean they are totally protected from a particular disease, it does improve health in nearly all situations.
LSU AgCenter set to close 3 research stations
Because of cuts in state funding and to make more efficient use of resources, the LSU AgCenter has begun phasing out research programs at three of its 20 research stations.
The three are the Coastal Area Research Station in Plaquemines Parish, the Rosepine Research Station in Vernon Parish and the Calhoun Research Station in Ouachita Parish.