Daily Archives: August 11, 2011

Green Country cattle are shot dead with a bow and arrow

Green Country cattle are shot dead with a bow and arrow

KJRH

Investigators say the were shot down with a bow and arrow.

The cattle were discovered early Tuesday morning by two different farmers in Rogers County near Oologah.

“We’ve got a very isolated unique case for the simple fact that involves a bow and arrow,” said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton.

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Study reveals high consumer interest in source-verified beef

Study reveals high consumer interest in source-verified beef

The Cattle Business Weekly

About two-thirds of the participants in the in-restaurant taste testing ordered the steak with either the state or farm-of-origin description. And, compared to a non-source verified steak, consumers in the study were willing to pay $4.74 more for the steak with the state-of-origin description, and $8.75 more for the steak with the farm-of-origin description.

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The Art of Gentling

The Art of Gentling

Herman Detering

The Cattleman

Gentleness in cattle has long been recognized as a desirable trait. Today we think of gentleness as a condition that results from the combination of genetics and life experience. We speak of "gentling cattle" as if this were a process that changes an evasive and somewhat wild animal into a receptive and gentle one.

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Power in numbers

Power in numbers

Kay Johnson Smith

Bovine Veterinarian

Statistics can be powerful — but sometimes it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction.

Activist groups are infamous for using headline-grabbing statistics to discourage Americans from eating meat, milk, and eggs. However, their numbers almost never seem to add up.

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Texas Cattle Herd Headed for Biggest Drop in History

Texas Cattle Herd Headed for Biggest Drop in History

Katie Micik

DTN

Cattle producers are making tough decisions to liquidate their herds as drought and high temperatures stretches on in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Middle-aged replacement cows may be better option than young

Middle-aged replacement cows may be better option than young

Southwest Farm Press

When and if the Texas drought breaks, market indicators suggest that middle-aged replacement cows may be a better choice than younger cattle, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist.

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When PETA and HSUS Are Supported As “The Good Guys”

When PETA and HSUS Are Supported As “The Good Guys”

Black Bear Blog

Before you dismiss this as just another PETA/HSUS bashing rant against these criminal organizations, consider what is being discussed in the below answer to the one question Jolley asks Vogel about who is winning the PR battle to convince the public who is right – the industry or PETA/HSUS. This exact same discussion could just as easily have been about hunting, trapping, horseback riding, pet ownership, the circus, or any other animal related issue in the United States.

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