Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Video Feature: Finding a feedlot

Video Feature: Finding a feedlot How do you choose a feedlot? Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), and Greg Highfill, Oklahoma State University, address that question in this video news is provided by CAB and the American Angus Association. Visit http://www.CABpartners.com or http://www.angus.org for more information.

To shade or not to shade?

To shade or not to shade?

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

With the extremely short transition from winter to Summer in the Northeast, and the extreme drought in the South West over the last couple of months, many producer have been struggling with the question of how much shade do my cattle need?

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Early marketing of open cows can earn producers extra dollars

Early marketing of open cows can earn producers extra dollars

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Producers can earn some extra profit each year by pregnancy-checking their cows earlier, and marketing the open ones sooner, a University of Nebraska Extension Educator told beef producers recently.

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Train employees for implant success

Train employees for implant success

Geni Wren, Bovine Veterinarian Magazine 

At Eagle Creek Farms, Atkinson, Neb., a Holstein feedlot and heifer raising operation, Kip Lukasiewicz, DVM, Sandhills Cattle Consultants, Inc., Ainsworth, Neb., trains employees on the purpose of implants and how to administer them correctly.

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Grazing Strategies During Drought

Grazing Strategies During Drought

Emily Lockard

Colorado State University

While not everyone in the state is experiencing drought right now, we have all experienced drought in the past and we will all experience it again. The following are a few tips and suggestions for reducing drought related impact on the land. While we can’t control the weather we can work with what we have to minimize future problems.

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Producer Input Sought For 2011 Beef Quality Audit

Producer Input Sought For 2011 Beef Quality Audit


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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Mexico acknowledges ‘cattle cocaine’ problem

Mexico acknowledges ‘cattle cocaine’ problem

Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Positive drug tests for five standout members of Mexico’s national soccer team have forced Mexican officials to acknowledge a problem that goes far beyond sports: Much of Mexico’s beef is so tainted with the steroid clenbuterol that it sickens hundreds of people each year.

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Tom Turner to be inducted into hall of fame

Tom Turner to be inducted into hall of fame

Holly Richards

Coshocton Tribune

Dr. Tom Turner enjoys both realms of working with the familiar and experimenting with something new.

As a recent retiree, Turner, of Somerset, has developed a beef cattle farm that blends his experience in farming and teaching.

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Ammonia levels at issue for environmental group

Ammonia levels at issue for environmental group


Northwest Herald

Vern Schiller of McHenry raises beef cattle on a 140 acres Shamrock Farms. Recently, the Environmental Integrity Project has filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency requesting them to list ammonia as a Clean Air Act pollutant.

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Groups Vary on Opinions of GIPSA Rule

Groups Vary on Opinions of GIPSA Rule


The House is expected to vote on legislation this week that would fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies in 2012. The measure contains language that would stop USDA’s GIPSA from spending funds to move forward with its proposed rule on livestock and poultry marketing.

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