Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

Baxter Black, DVM:  GOOD TIMES UP NORTH

Baxter Black, DVM:  GOOD TIMES UP NORTH

I was in North Dakota in early spring. The night before, the temperature was 3 degrees. That morning it had warmed up to 4.

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Calf Losses to Scours Could Be Biggest On Record

Calf Losses to Scours Could Be Biggest On Record

Del Deterling

DTN

Several years ago, Andy Fuhrmann says he and his family found themselves doctoring nearly every calf on the ‘their Gainesville, Texas, ranch.

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Steve Cornett :  Where Should Feeder Cattle Futures Settlement Prices Be?

Steve Cornett :  Where Should Feeder Cattle Futures Settlement Prices Be?

Beef Today

Not being sure whether our friend Bill has ever hedged any cattle, and given his recent reaction to an earlier post let’s return to basis talk for his edification.

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Worst Texas drought in 44 years

Worst Texas drought in 44 years

The Cattle Business Weekly

The worst Texas drought in 44 years is damaging the state’s wheat crop and forcing ranchers to reduce cattle herds, as rising demand for U.S. food sends grain and meat prices higher.

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83-year-old cattle rancher still Rockin’

83-year-old cattle rancher still Rockin’

Sarah Nelson

Brainerd Dispatch

Inez Hayes is a creature of habit.

She gets up every morning before the sun rises, and has for at least the last 60 years.

“It’s so beautiful in the morning,” Hayes said. “The birds are singing. The air is crisp. I love the outdoors.”

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Grazing animals shaped human evolution

Grazing animals shaped human evolution

Charles Q. Choi

MSNBC

Secrets regarding the spread of the world’s grasslands — which proved vital to countless species of grazing animals and may have influenced humanity’s evolution — have now been uncovered in fossil teeth, scientists reveal.

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Cows produce version of human breast milk

Cows produce version of human breast milk

Wynne Parry

CBS News

Chinese researchers say they have genetically engineered dairy cows to produce milk more akin to human breast milk.

The key is a particular protein — called lysozyme — that is abundant in human breast milk.

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Conference to focus on breeding high-quality cattle

Conference to focus on breeding high-quality cattle

High Plains Journal

Beef cattle producers from Missouri and across the nation will go to Joplin, Mo., Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 to learn about Show-Me high-quality beef. The basics include using high-accuracy proven bulls to breed Missouri’s top-quality cows.

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Sin Tax on Meat

Sin Tax on Meat

Cheryl Day

Beef Today

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are pushing for a federal “Sin Tax” on all meat products to cover “health and environment costs from using animals for food”.   PETA is labeling meat as a health hazard in the same category as cigarettes, alcohol, and gasoline.

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OSU to screen Michael DeTerra documentary about raising beef

OSU to screen Michael DeTerra documentary about raising beef

Oklahoma State University

Filmmaker Michael DeTerra will host a screening of his documentary about raising beef from pasture to plate on Friday, April 8, at Oklahoma State University’s Wes Watkins Center.

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