Daily Archives: October 13, 2011

Baxter Black:  Shepherding rough, thankless career

Baxter Black:  Shepherding rough, thankless career

Amarillo Globe-News

For those of you to whom the phrase “sheep camp” conjures up a pastoral, nostalgic, even romantic vision of shepherds watching over their flocks, I suspect you’ve never slept in one.

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Q&A: Do cows on cornstalks need to be removed during wet or soft soil conditions to prevent compaction?

Q&A: Do cows on cornstalks need to be removed during wet or soft soil conditions to prevent compaction?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A: We have conducted research on eastern Nebraska soils on the impact of cows grazing crop residue in the winter and the impact on subsequent yield.

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Shifting vs. Reducing Meat Consumption: Exports

Shifting vs. Reducing Meat Consumption: Exports

Chris Raines


There are various campaigns designed to encourage reduced meat consumption in much of the Western World.  The three most common “benefits” I observe used in such campaign promotion include:  (1) Human Health, (2) Animal Rights and/or Well-Being, and  most recently (3) Environmental Impact.

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USDA extends deadline for public comments on new animal ID rule

USDA extends deadline for public comments on new animal ID rule

The Cattle Business Weekly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline for public comment on its proposed rule for mandatory animal traceability.

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Trailer compartments and density

Trailer compartments and density

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Does the section of the trailer that the calf is in make a difference in risk of illness or performance?

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Barbed wire causes West Texas war

Barbed wire causes West Texas war


Hays Free Press

Gov. John Ireland did a political about-face on Oct. 10, 1883, and called the state legislature back into special session to deal with the fence-cutting crisis that had turned western Texas into a war zone.

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God and Science

God and Science

Dr. Terry D. Etherton, Penn State University

I was invited to speak about Biotechnology in the Barnyard…a topic near and dear to my heart.  An important aspect of my talk addressed the issue of how are we going to feed a growing world population?  I believe that the development and application of science will play a role in trying to feed the world in the future.

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Newsman Kurtis also knows the wheres – and hows – of beef

Newsman Kurtis also knows the wheres – and hows – of beef

 Michelle L. Quinn


Legendary newsman and voiceover king Bill Kurtis knows a lot about crime reporting, and in the last few years he’s learned a lot about the beef industry. He put the two together and presented obesity as the new killer of the 21st century Wednesday night during his talk, “Eating for the Earth,” in Purdue University Calumet’s Alumni Hall.

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Start Planning for Winter Feeding

Start Planning for Winter Feeding

Jennifer Shike

Beef Today

Looking for a more cost-effective way to feed your cattle this winter? As the demand for hay continues to increase and prices continue to rise, many Midwest cattle producers are searching for cheaper alternatives to winter feeding.

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Corn market volatility

Corn market volatility

Dillon Feuz

Tri State Livestock News

The corn market has seemed like it has been quite volatile this year. Has it been more or less volatile than it has been over the last few years?

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