Daily Archives: June 3, 2011

Physiological and Genetic Markers for Cow Profitability

Physiological and Genetic Markers for Cow Profitability

Dr. Brett Barham

Dr. Mike Looper from the USDA/ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Station discusses current research on genetic markers and cow performance on toxic fescue.

Seasons and savings with bale grazing     

Seasons and savings with bale grazing     

Loretta Sorensen  

Progressive Cattle

Canadian beef producer Neil Dennis had just determined he could no longer farm his family’s 1800s homestead in a conventional manner a few days before a flyer in the mail caught his wife’s eye.

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Hooked on Meat

Hooked on Meat

MARK BITTMAN

New York Times

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.

Those who were born in mid-to-late 20th century America take this for granted; I grew up eating meat seven days a week, usually for lunch and dinner, sometimes for breakfast, too.

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Economist Sees Opportunities in Stock Business

Economist Sees Opportunities in Stock Business

Laura Nelson

Cattle Today

Sky-high corn prices don’t typically outline “exciting opportunities” in the cattle business, but one economist says those in the stocker business can benefit from high feed costs by focusing on available forage.

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Producer input sought for 2011 Beef Quality Audit

Producer input sought for 2011 Beef Quality Audit

Drovers

Cattle producers are being asked to provide their input to the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit by taking a short survey at http://www.cattlesurvey.com.  The survey can be completed in approximately 10 minutes.

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BeefTalk: High-return Operations Are Becoming High-cost Operations

BeefTalk: High-return Operations Are Becoming High-cost Operations

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Rain is good, but the timing and quantity certainly are a point of discussion. The cattle business, a business that essentially is birthed from the grass business, certainly has more flexibility to roll with the wet times than other agricultural enterprises. However, even the cows are beginning to look for a dry knoll to bed down on.

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NCBA Promotes Fight Against Over Regulation with YouTube

NCBA Promotes Fight Against Over Regulation with YouTube

KRVN

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is utilizing social media to further its efforts against what it considers over regulation all across the nation by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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US Cattle Farmers Adopt Eco-Friendly Methods

US Cattle Farmers Adopt Eco-Friendly Methods

Voice of America

Concerns about the climate-changing effects of carbon dioxide, or CO2, emissions in the United States have focused attention not just on big industrial polluters and automobile exhaust, but also on agriculture.

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New England Looks To Expand Local Beef Industry

New England Looks To Expand Local Beef Industry

Stephen Singer

Official Wire

With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in eastern Connecticut about 300 miles to a meatpacker in Pennsylvania.

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Forage nutrient quality a concern for growers, livestock producers

Forage nutrient quality a concern for growers, livestock producers

Ag Answers

As wet weather continues to delay the alfalfa harvest in some areas, Purdue Extension specialists say the crop’s nutritional value for livestock feed is on the decline.

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