Daily Archives: May 25, 2011

Capturing the Power of Breeding Bull Selection

Capturing the Power of Breeding Bull Selection

Robert Fears

Cattle Management

The term, “Bull Power,” is a favorite conversation topic among cattlemen with the discussion often ending in controversy over what the term means. A generally accepted definition of bull power is the genetic contributions of a bull to the cow herd.

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Steve Cornett:  Revisiting Oprah’s Beef with Beef

Steve Cornett:  Revisiting Oprah’s Beef with Beef

Beef Today

One hates to brag on one’s local newspaper, but Chip Chandler did a very nice story http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2011-05-22/we-cleaned-her-act recounting the Oprah Winfrey mad cow debacle of 1996.

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Vladimir Mironov’s Lab-Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?

Vladimir Mironov’s Lab-Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?

Camille Lamb

Miami New Times

The cows that make up our burgers consume 80 percent of the planet’s farmland, generate 20 percent of our greenhouse emissions, and consume 10 percent of our fresh water. Also, cows don’t like getting killed.

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Producers of beef go online to create buzz

Producers of beef go online to create buzz

ALAN SCHER ZAGIER

Salina Journal

The national beef industry has enlisted college students across the country in its public relations fight for America’s hearts, minds and stomachs. The Masters of Beef Advocacy program also recruits farmers, ranchers, high-end chefs and school dietitians to spread the gospel of red meat consumption

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Cattle Producers Don’t Want to Miss Summer Conference

Cattle Producers Don’t Want to Miss Summer Conference

KRVN

The 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference will be held in Kissimmee, Florida August 1st through the 4th. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bill Donald says cattlemen can expect to hear from a variety of speakers and hear about the latest trends in cattle marketing and management.

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What’s a Beefalo?

What’s a Beefalo?

Pat Stockett Johnston

Yahoo!

I have to confess. Before I visited the Terry Bison Ranch in Cheyenne, Wyoming I had never heard of a Beefalo. Not until our ranch train tour guide John told us to look out for the one Beefalo on the ranch.

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NCBA Leads Industry Charge for Immediate Passage of FTAs

NCBA Leads Industry Charge for Immediate Passage of FTAs

PR WEB

In recognition of World Trade Month and National Beef Month, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today, May 24, 2011, hosted a news conference on Capitol Hill urging the Obama administration to send pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea to Congress immediately.

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Drought and fire jeopardize ranching lifestyle in Texas

Drought and fire jeopardize ranching lifestyle in Texas

Elliott Blackburn

Reuters

A miserable sea of dry brown West Texas grass and charred scrub could cripple ranching operations in the country’s top beef-producing state.

"Right now, it’s literally day-to-day, and Mother Nature’s holding all the cards," said Dennis Braden, general manager of the 130,000-acre Swenson Land and Cattle Co.

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How do cows feed? Why it matters to you

How do cows feed? Why it matters to you

Robert Patterson

Cows – like any other animal have evolved over millions of years. Like us their interact with the food that they have evolved over time to eat. In their case – they eat grass. No bovine ate any grain at all until very recently.

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Mono-slope Project Open House Features Air Quality and Cattle Performance

Mono-slope Project Open House Features Air Quality and Cattle Performance

Sherry Hoyer, Beth Doran, Christopher Weishaar

Iowa State University

Managing mono-slope barns to improve air quality and cattle performance will be featured at an open house on June 22. The open house will be at the Ron and Clayton Christensen barn near Royal, Iowa, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension beef program specialist Beth Doran said the barn is one of four involved in the Tri-State Air Quality project.

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