Daily Archives: October 28, 2011

Health Benefits of Grass-fed Products

Health Benefits of Grass-fed Products

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

There are a number of nutritional differences between the meat of pasture-raised and feedlot-raised animals.  To begin with, meat from 100% Grass-fed cattle, sheep, and bison is lower in total fat. If the meat is very lean, and it will be if the animal is on a 100% Grass-fed diet, it can have one third as much fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed animal.

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Be Armed to Tell the Beef Story

Be Armed to Tell the Beef Story

Cattle Today

Agriculture stays ahead of the curve in caring for land and livestock, but that’s too much of a secret, according to a Nebraska Cattlemen environmental specialist.

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Crash into loose steer leads to courtroom beef

Crash into loose steer leads to courtroom beef

Port Clinton News Herald

An Oak Harbor couple and their insurance company are suing a Carroll Township couple for $695,000 in costs and damages after Mark McPherson crashed into one of Randy and Monica Genzman’s steers.

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BeefTalk: 2011 Production Benchmarks Are In

BeefTalk: 2011 Production Benchmarks Are In

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Once again, the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) is pleased to summarize the average performance of beef cattle herds that are utilizing the CHAPS program.

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Scottsbluff hosting Range Beef Cow Symposium

Scottsbluff hosting Range Beef Cow Symposium

Rapid City Journal

Hundreds of cattle producers and industry people are expected to attend the biannual Range Beef Cow Symposium XII when it convenes Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1 at the Mitchell Events Center at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Scottsbluff, Nebr.

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Eleven receive heifers through Youth Beef Experience Program

Eleven receive heifers through Youth Beef Experience Program

Heather Thorstensen


Producers donate heifers to the Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program to help young people get started in the beef cattle business. Eligible recipients are 4-H or FFA members who are 12-16 years old.

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Where the cows run home

Where the cows run home

Sally Schilling

The Daily Journal

Driving along the winding coastal highway south of Half Moon Bay, one can easily miss a tall towering ranch sign tucked between the hills in San Gregorio. Etched in the crossbar of the sign is the word TOTO, marking entrance to the Markegard family grass-fed beef ranch.

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10 tips for using new technologies in your beef operation

10 tips for using new technologies in your beef operation

Amy Radunz

University of Wisconsin

For past couple of years, I have been exploring the social media and mobile devices (smartphones, smartbooks) to see if these tools could be effective in communicating information to beef producers.

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AgriLife Research beef cattle studies focus on residual-feed intake, evaluate feed efficiency

AgriLife Research beef cattle studies focus on residual-feed intake, evaluate feed efficiency

AgriLife Today

Feed efficiency in beef cattle is getting a closer look by a Texas AgriLife Research scientist, who is evaluating both feedlot performance and feed intake to improve profitability and reduce the environmental impact of beef production systems.

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Cotton Can Be Beef-Cattle Energy Supplement

Cotton Can Be Beef-Cattle Energy Supplement

Hay and Forage Grower

Cotton or cotton plants are a suitable supplemental feed for beef cattle, says Tryon Wickersham, Texas AgriLife Research nutritionist.

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