Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

Chipotle Takes Stab at “Factory Farms”

Chipotle Takes Stab at "Factory Farms"

Anna-Lisa Giannini

Chipotle has a history of portraying a negative picture of modern agriculture. The chain of restaraunts advocates an anti "big ag" position. Their websites states that they use locally grown and family farm raised ingredients "when practical" and their campaign

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Baxter Black DVM: Spotting a cattle expert ain’t easy

Baxter Black DVM: Spotting a cattle expert ain’t easy

Amarillo Globe News

An interviewer asked me how one can make a living in the cow business.

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Equal Is Not Necessarily Fair

Equal Is Not Necessarily Fair

Burt Rutherford

BEEF

The terms “fair” and “equal” are often used interchangeably. However, according to Scott Heintzelman, CPA with McKonly and Asbury LLP in Camp Hill, PA, the two aren’t synonymous, especially when it comes to passing the family ranch or farm to the next generation.

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What beef farmers can learn from the poultry producers

What beef farmers can learn from the poultry producers

Beef Journal

While it may seem churlish to try to draw comparisons between intensive poultry and the production of suckled calves, the meticulous attention to every facet of management and performance that underpins David Speller’s broiler unit near Chesterfield must prove that there are lessons to be learned by the beef sector.

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Beef demand on the rise for several reasons

Beef demand on the rise for several reasons

Dillon Feuz

Tri State Livestock News

Fed steer prices in Nebraska through mid-August have averaged $112 per hundredweight this year. Over the same time period last year they averaged $92 per hundredweight.

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OSU spreadsheets help producers make cattle culling decisions

OSU spreadsheets help producers make cattle culling decisions

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has made available three easy-to-use spreadsheet tools to assist cattle producers with drought-related culling decisions.

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Licence Agreement To Speed Up Genetic Progress

Licence Agreement To Speed Up Genetic Progress

Thebeefsite.com

Cellectis bioresearch has granted Recombinetics an exclusive license agreement for the use of targeted nucleases in cattle, pigs and sheep, opening a new field of applications for the former organization’s technologies.

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Nutrition Key in Feed Measurements

Nutrition Key in Feed Measurements

Dr. Ken McMillan

Progressive Farmer

Because different feeds are very different in their nutrient density. I compare it to a steak dinner. Picture in your mind 8 ounces of lettuce next to an 8-ounce steak.

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Building beef demand

Building beef demand

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

August has been great so far. The temperatures moderated for Dakotafest, the big storms missed us and we received some rain to keep everything going.

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Say a prayer for Texas farmers

Say a prayer for Texas farmers

Bill Croushore

Daily American

I had an opportunity to go Texas recently for a continuing education meeting. When I arrived at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to get my connecting flight to San Antonio, I got the impression that the people of Texas took a lot of pride in the fact that they are from Texas.

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Grazing workshop planned in Dickinson

Grazing workshop planned in Dickinson

Bismarck Tribune

The fourth annual Beef Cattle and Forage Grazing Workshop will be held Sept. 13 at the Dickinson Research Extension Center Ranch headquarters southwest of Manning, according to program coordinator Doug Landblom The program will run 1-5 p.m.

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