Monthly Archives: July 2011

Rural Poll Finds Concern About Animal Welfare, Doubt About New Regulations

Rural Poll Finds Concern About Animal Welfare, Doubt About New Regulations

Dan Moser

Nebraska State Paper

The 16th annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln poll, taken last March and April, asked participants a variety of questions about animal welfare issues, at a time when animal-welfare advocates are pushing in many states for increased regulation of how livestock animals are treated.

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Group Grateful for Introduction of Livestock Marketing Act

Group Grateful for Introduction of Livestock Marketing Act

KRVN

Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA praises Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) for their sponsorship and co-sponsorship, respectively, of H.R. 2631: the bipartisan Livestock Marketing Fairness Act (Act) introduced in Congress on Monday.

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Beef producers to learn about grazing management at field day

Beef producers to learn about grazing management at field day

AG Answers

Beef producers will discuss how grazing-management strategies can improve efficiency and help the environment on Aug. 11 at a Purdue Veterinary Medicine field day.

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Winning . . . At What Cost?

Winning . . . At What Cost?

Andy Vance

The Angle

I’ve been around show cattle for the latter two-thirds of my life. From my first 4-H calf to my love of county and state fairs, I have a thing for going to shows and looking at high quality cattle.

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An Open Letter to 4-H Livestock

An Open Letter to 4-H Livestock

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

I am writing to voice my concern over several incidents that have occurred at county fairs across the Midwest this summer. While seemingly isolated incidents they represent a trend that could result in the loss of your popularity and the ability of your exhibitors to bring you to the fair.

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Growing up on livestock farm linked to increased risk of blood cancers

Growing up on livestock farm linked to increased risk of blood cancers

Eureka

Growing up on a livestock farm seems to be linked to an increased risk of developing blood cancers as an adult, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Fast-forward EPDs, accuracy values

Fast-forward EPDs, accuracy values

John Maday

Drovers

To better understand the number of progeny equivalents associated with genomic-enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs) powered by High-Density 50K (HD 50K), EPDs were reviewed for almost 500 head, both before and after the addition of DNA information.

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