Daily Archives: August 17, 2011

Normal Is Being Redefined

Normal Is Being Redefined

Jay Deragon

The Relationship Economy

Editor’s Note: While not necessarily a beef topic, we can learn much by applying this very short missive about economics.  One of the best editorials I’ve read in a long time.

Normal is no longer what it used to be. Things are changing at the speed of “click”. More people are connected globally than ever before in history, not normal.    The global conversations are accelerating and the subsequent influence is changing market dynamics, not normal.

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A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows

A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

The conformation of a beef cow’s teats and udder are important in a profitable cow-calf enterprise. Females with poor udder and teat conformation are a management challenge for cow-calf producers.

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National Forum to Focus on Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production

National Forum to Focus on Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production

Kentucky AG News

The use of antibiotics in the production of food animals elicits polarizing opinions across the media today as consumers become more aware and interested in the way their food is produced.

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Culling nonpregnant cows before winter feeding can result in significant savings.

Culling nonpregnant cows before winter feeding can result in significant savings.

North Dakota State University

Although winter feed costs represent 60 to 70 percent of the expense of maintaining a beef cow, less than 20 percent of U.S. beef producers perform a pregnancy check in their herds.

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JBS falls into red, after wrong bet on US cattle

JBS falls into red, after wrong bet on US cattle

Agrimoney

JBS’s expansion into the US turned sour when a wrong bet on cattle prices in America, and losses in chicken operations, overpowered a firm performance in South America to drag the group into a surprise loss.

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Southern Drought Could Destroy Domestic Production Capacity:

Southern Drought Could Destroy Domestic Production Capacity:

KRVN

In a letter sent Friday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, R-CALF USA President George Chambers wrote that the drought that encompasses most of the south and much of the southwest and southeast likely will culminate into the perfect storm.

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Grant allows UNL to study climate, livestock

Grant allows UNL to study climate, livestock

Kim Buckley

Daily Nebraskan

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension received a $4.1 million from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study these effects. The five-year grant will allow the university to work with producers in agriculture to start an ongoing effort and deliver information to farmers about how agriculture affects their animals and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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