Daily Archives: November 10, 2011

Steve Cornett: Walmart’s Choice

Steve Cornett:  Walmart’s Choice

Beef Today

Among stories I’ve not gotten around to writing about is the sudden increase in the Choice spread. It’s hard for me to believe that one retailer’s decision could make so much difference, but the boys at Cattle-Fax say it’s probably Walmart’s decision to start featuring Choice meat.

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Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success

Shauna Rose Hermel, Wes Ishmael, Troy Smith & Steve Suther

Angus Journal

More than 400 cattlemen gathered in Joplin, Mo., Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) symposium hosted by University of Missouri (MU) Extension, Joplin Regional Stockyards and the Beef Reproductive Task Force.

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DNA Test For Gain, Grade Available Soon

DNA Test For Gain, Grade Available Soon


A new DNA test for marbling and post-weaning growth will soon help Angus cattle producers better hit the high-quality beef target. The tool, set to debut in early 2012, will be made available under a development agreement between Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Pfizer Animal Genetics, the companies announced.

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Good Handling Facilities Add Efficiency

Good Handling Facilities Add Efficiency

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Looking to get into the cattle business? Good handling facilities are a key step to success.

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Preparing a feedlot for winter

Preparing a feedlot for winter

Tony Okon  

Progressive Cattleman

As hot as 2011 was for much of the cattle industry, the harsh conditions of winter can be yet another threat to the bottom line.

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Pfizer Animal Health U.S. Cattle Marketing Team Adds Four

Pfizer Animal Health U.S. Cattle Marketing Team Adds Four


Pfizer Animal Health has added to the expertise and services available to its customers by adding four marketing and creative professionals to its U.S. Cattle Marketing team – Ryan Dunn, Jean Lonie, Charlotte Ami Yi-Kochoa and Heather Campbell.

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Alabama Forage Conference Is Dec. 1

Alabama Forage Conference Is Dec. 1

Hay & Forage Grower

Experts will offer the latest forage and grazing management research at the 2011 Alabama Forage Conference, to be held Dec. 1 at Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, AL.

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High prices, new website help Southeast cattlemen weather risk

High prices, new website help Southeast cattlemen weather risk

Brad Haire

University of Georgia

Much like row-crop prices, beef cattle prices are high now and reached historic highs earlier this year. Facing drought and feed shortage, though, southeastern cattle producers still must make tough decisions when it comes to their financial bottom lines and keeping herds healthy.

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Materials Now Available For Kids Who Want To Be Veterinarians

Materials Now Available For Kids Who Want To Be Veterinarians

Kathleen Phillips

Southern Livestock Standard

Kids who love animals and science can start preparing for their animal health career as early as 8 years old via a veterinary science curriculum that is going online nationwide.

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Feed Demand for Corn Continues to Evaporate

Feed Demand for Corn Continues to Evaporate

Fran Howard

Beef Today

USDA’S latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates held few surprises, but left some analysts wondering what the nation’s livestock producers are feeding their animals. The report gave the trade updated numbers on both U.S. and world production.

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