Daily Archives: April 8, 2011

Evaluating muscle and marbling development in beef cattle

Evaluating muscle and marbling development in beef cattle

STEVE PAISLEY

The Prairie Star

For those seedstock operations concerned with this year’s measurements, or those noticing year to year variation in group averages for carcass traits, I encourage everyone to not only evaluate weather, range conditions and management from birth to 12 months of age, but more importantly, what were the conditions in the fall prior to that calf’s birth?

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Preventing Calf Scours is Difficult but Important to Herd Management

Preventing Calf Scours is Difficult but Important to Herd Management

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

There are few herd health issues that create the level of problems and cause the degree of financial loss to the cow calf producer as that created by intestinal infections and the related scouring in calves.

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Iowa Premium Beef looks to August start up in Tama

Iowa Premium Beef looks to August start up in Tama

John Speer

The Tama News Herald

“We’re out raising the second phase of the capital, $8 to $10 million,” Jeff Muchow, president of Iowa Premium Beef, told the Tama City Council Monday night. With that money, the Amber Capital group intends to reopen the closed beef packing plant on Tama’s east side, as early as August.

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You get the picture: Not so happy to think where my Happy Meal comes from

You get the picture: Not so happy to think where my Happy Meal comes from

Magen McCrarey

The Sentinel Echo

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Biting into a juicy steak or burger is just as American as apple pie. What’s the difference?  Apple pie doesn’t jeopardize the environment, worker’s wages or the health of a nation.

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Blach gives update on beef trade

Blach gives update on beef trade

KNEB

Cattle and wholesale beef prices are in uncharted, record territory as tight supplies are squeezing the market and propelling prices skyward. Speaking to members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Randy Blach with Cattlefax, pointed especially to cow and heifer prices- saying they are like a double edged sword. High prices are great when you get that check for those animals.

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Can we prevent feedlot viral respiratory disease?

Can we prevent feedlot viral respiratory disease?

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian

The feedlot industry still struggles with preventing and managing cases of bovine respiratory disease and the strategies for preventing or lessening viral diseases.

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Success requires a system

Success requires a system

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

All businesses from farms to small agribusinesses to Fortune 500 companies recognize that to operate successfully a system must be in place – for production, sales, marketing. Typically, for farms and ranches, the technical systems focuses on crop and livestock production.

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