Monthly Archives: August 2011

Checkoff history

Checkoff history

Bill Slovek

Tri State Livestock News

Over the past year there has been a lot of press concerning the checkoff, NCBA and the CBB, so I wanted to take a moment to give you all a brief history.

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The All-Around Cattleman

The All-Around Cattleman

Sara Gugelmeyer

Hereford World

Few people have their finger on the pulse of the cattle industry like local sale barn managers. Bill Goehring of southeastern Iowa is no exception

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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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