Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

Leaders seek unity to grow beef industry

Leaders seek unity to grow beef industry

Mikkel Pates

Agweek

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is walking the halls of Congress and regulatory agencies, working to make sure government doesn’t shove beef off the center of the food plate, two of the organization’s top leaders said in addressing the recent North Dakota Stockmen’s Association annual meeting in Bismarck, N.D.

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Treat a Fever or Not?

Treat a Fever or Not?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

There’s some debate as to whether it’s best to treat a fever or not.

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Protect the Cowherd

Protect the Cowherd

Dan Goehl, DVM

Beef Today

As we begin to vaccinate calves, do not forget to vaccinate adult cattle. A healthy and well immunized calf starts with the vaccination of the cow.

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Angus Board Approves Long-Range Strategic Plan

Angus Board Approves Long-Range Strategic Plan

Thebeefsite.com

US – After more than a century of expansion, the Angus breed has become one of American agriculture’s greatest success stories — a story of quality, demand and innovation.

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Niman Ranch moves beef production

Niman Ranch moves beef production

National Provisioner

In an effort to continually drive its core principles of sustainable agriculture and humane animal care to the highest possible standards, Niman Ranch has moved its beef processing plant from JBS Swift in Hyrum, Utah to XL FourStar in Omaha, Neb.

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Steve Cornett:  One More Reason to ID Your Cattle

Steve Cornett:  One More Reason to ID Your Cattle

Beef Today

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has jumped into the animal identification fray with a study suggesting that foreign demand for traceability is probably enough to pay the costs of a mandatory national ID program.

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Selecting heifers to keep as replacements

Selecting heifers to keep as replacements

Ken Olson

Tri State Livestock News

It’s nearly weaning time and I expect most people have weaning and marketing plans in place. The unprecedented highs in calf prices have to make marketing calves a fun and exciting process this year.

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We Are Not Alone When It Comes to Misunderstanding Agriculture

We Are Not Alone When It Comes to Misunderstanding Agriculture

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

Ask almost any American farmer if consumers today understand where their food comes from and you will get a resounding,”No!”  Ask any American farmer if the media today is biased against agriculture and you will get a resounding, “Yes!”

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Tips to help producers understand feeder cattle grading.

Tips to help producers understand feeder cattle grading.

Troy Smith

Hereford World

If you’re in the business of marketing feeder cattle, you might follow the market by checking prices paid at local auction markets or by checking information received through some market reporting service.

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Scientists study high altitude sickness in cattle

Scientists study high altitude sickness in cattle

SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN

San Francisco Chronicle

The lush grass in northern New Mexico provides a strong lure for drought-stricken ranchers looking for a way to feed their animals. But grazing in the mountains brings a risk of bovine high altitude disease, a potentially fatal illness that costs the beef industry some $60 million a year.

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