Monthly Archives: October 2011

Meat Scientists Work to Enhance Marbling in Beef Cattle

Meat Scientists Work to Enhance Marbling in Beef Cattle


Several university researchers are collaborating to find ways to increase marbling in beef cattle without adding extra days on high-concentrate diets.

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Saddle Sore

Saddle Sore

Tony Vagneur

The Aspen Times

So it was no big deal the other day when, just before we began the monstrous job of separating 750 bovine animals into pre-arranged groups, the big boss looked at me with a bit of a grin and said, “Do you think you and Josie can keep the cutting alleyway in the corrals loaded with cattle?”

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High beef prices, poor economy spawn surge in rustling

High beef prices, poor economy spawn surge in rustling

Washington Post

Even with cattle theft rampant in much of the nation’s midsection, Oklahoma rancher Ryan Payne wasn’t worried about anyone messing with his cows and calves. By his estimation, his pasture is so far off the beaten path “you need a helicopter to see it.”

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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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