Daily Archives: October 27, 2011

Al Gore is wrong about ag

Al Gore is wrong about ag

Greg Henderson


Al Gore is wrong. Maybe not about everything, but he’s wrong about industrial agriculture.

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Modern Beef Production is “Green”

Modern Beef Production is “Green”

Cattle Today

Efficient cattlemen and women are a boon for the environment.

“In every part of the world we’re going to face the issues of feeding more people on less land with fewer resources,” she said, citing estimates that by 2050 worldwide population will increase by 50 percent and we’ll need 70 percent more food to support that.

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Masters in Their Field

Masters in Their Field

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

A meat industry veteran paces his hotel room, practicing for the oral portion of a final exam.

Six months earlier this salesman rode along with Kansas ranchers to experience what they do every day to produce the high-quality beef he markets.

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Symposium will address cost-effectiveness of producing high-quality beef

Symposium will address cost-effectiveness of producing high-quality beef

Agri-Life Today

The 4th Korea-U.S. International Joint Symposium scheduled Nov. 1-2 at Texas A&M University will help beef cattle producers learn more about producing high-quality beef and handling competition from the biofuels industry for corn and other grains, according to organizers.

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U.S. beef markets undergoing dramatic changes

U.S. beef markets undergoing dramatic changes

Oklahoma State University

The change of seasons this fall has heralded a change in U.S. beef markets as well, particularly with the dramatic increase in the Choice/Select spread over the past two months.

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Hidden Dangers in Hay

Hidden Dangers in Hay

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

It’s a scary sight! Just a few hours ago you fed sorghum hay to your cows and now one is lying dead. Several more are having trouble breathing. You could lose the herd.

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Ranchers Petition Gov. Perry For Hay Bale-Out After Historic Drought Stunts Texas Crop

Ranchers Petition Gov. Perry For Hay Bale-Out After Historic Drought Stunts Texas Crop

Brantley Hargrove

Dallas Observer

​Texas ranchers, bowed under the driest year in state history, are looking to Gov. Rick Perry for help. In an online petition, they’re asking him to use the Texas National Guard and any state resources at his disposal to bring hay into the starving ranch country.

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Patsy Houghton Named K-State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient

Patsy Houghton Named K-State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient

Mary Lou Peter

Gardner Edge

Patsy Houghton, known to many as the force behind the now-common concept of professional heifer development, has been named the recipient of Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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New era of SDSU Extension

New era of SDSU Extension

The Cattle Business Weekly

Forty-four field specialists have been hired for the eight Regional Extension Centers located throughout the state.

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HSUS: Americans Rely on Us to Protect Farm Animals

HSUS: Americans Rely on Us to Protect Farm Animals
Anna-Lisa Giannini
Beef Today
Not only do Americans gainfully support HSUS, but most Americans "rely on HSUS to protect farm animals, not just dogs and cats," Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States, told a group of food security advocates at the 2011 Food Summit in Chicago today.

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