Daily Archives: June 16, 2011

Video Feature: JHL Ranch Sorts Heifers with Ultra Sound

JHL Ranch Heifers Sorted w/ CPEC Ultrasound Program – Featuring Art Brownlee, Owner JHL Ranch

Baxter Black, DVM:  E HOMINY GRITS

Baxter Black, DVM:  E HOMINY GRITS

I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico.  We wound up discussing children.

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Insects also bugged by Texas drought

Insects also bugged by Texas drought

TSCRA

The high temperatures and lack of moisture from the extended drought are having a serious impact on insects as well as humans, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas AgriLife Research entomologists.

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Mushrush Red Angus Named Seedstock Producer of the Year

Mushrush Red Angus Named Seedstock Producer of the Year

Cattle Today

Mushrush Red Angus of Strong City, Kan., was named the 2011 Seedstock Producer of the Year at the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) research symposium and annual meeting held in Bozeman, Mont., June 1-4.

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The Big Apple’s Cowgirl: Ag Lawyer Finds Success in NYC

The Big Apple’s Cowgirl: Ag Lawyer Finds Success in NYC

Barbara Rose

ABA Journal

Cari Rincker may be the only lawyer in New York City who gets the Angus Journal mailed to her apartment and posts updates on Twitter about livestock (she’s @CariRincker). “She’s the only one of my friends that tweets about cows,” says Ellen Victor, a business and estate planning attorney based in Garden City, N.Y.

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Research shows lean beef important for healthy muscle

Research shows lean beef important for healthy muscle

Seaway News

A recent study found that with a single meal of four ounces of lean beef, which provides about one ounce of lean protein, there was a resulting 50 per cent increase in building lean muscle tissue in both older and younger adults.

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AgriLife Research helps pave way for a new livestock feed product

AgriLife Research helps pave way for a new livestock feed product

KAY LEDBETTER

Canyon News

A two-year study by a Texas AgriLife Research team in Amarillo has helped bring a new product to market that could allow the cattle feeding industry to realize efficiencies in mills and more weight on cattle, according to Dr. Jim MacDonald.

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Beef! It’s What’s For Dinner! Maybe Not!

Beef! It’s What’s For Dinner! Maybe Not!

NowPublic

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.

The latest E-Coli outbreak in Germany is only the tip of the iceberg pertaining to the way food is processed today. It used to be years ago there were smaller more independent farms and ranches that supplied local inhabitants most of the food that was consumed. Long gone are these independent farmers. What we have today are the large conglomerates and the only thing that matters now is the bottom line.

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Vet school dean fears more cuts; college could shut farm operation, lose faculty

Vet school dean fears more cuts; college could shut farm operation, lose faculty

POLINA MARINOVA 

Red and Black-Univ. Ga.

It’s been the motto of the College of Veterinary Medicine for the last few years as a result of continuous reductions to the school’s budget. The college has lost positions on all levels — faculty, staff and graduate students.

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Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference, August 22-23, 2011

Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference, August 22-23, 2011

Are you interested in and enthusiastic about sharing agriculture’s story through social media? The AgChat Foundation has developed a conference to help grow farmers’ and ranchers’ skillsets with Facebook, Twittter, LinkedIn, blogs, YouTube, and smart phones.

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