Daily Archives: November 17, 2011

Questions & Answers: Ultrasound and DNA

Questions & Answers: Ultrasound and DNA

Dr. Larry Kuehn, PhD

CUP Lab

The genetic correlation of ultrasound predictions to actual carcass data is around 0.5-0.7. On the higher end of this range, ultrasound could explain more of the variation in carcass traits and have as high accuracy as some DNA tests.

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Happy people, happy cattle

Happy people, happy cattle

Miranda Reiman

Tri State Livestock News

“If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

Surely you’ve heard that phrase and get what it means: If the household caregiver isn’t in a good mood, it trickles down to the rest of the family.

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Balanced nutrition, age grouping keys to efficient winter cattle feeding

Balanced nutrition, age grouping keys to efficient winter cattle feeding

Oklahoma State University

Drought-ravaged pastures and tight hay supplies means that cattle producers must take extra care this winter to balance the right amount of forage and supplement for their breeding females, especially the young animals.

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California Downer Law Going Down

California Downer Law Going Down

John Harrington

DTN

(AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to overturn a California law requiring euthanization of downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation’s food system.

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Social Media Soldier

Social Media Soldier

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

Like many of us, Debbie Lyons-Blythe wears many different “hats” throughout the day. With her husband working in town, she is responsible for the daily duties on their ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

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Bale Peanuts for Hay with Care

Bale Peanuts for Hay with Care

Cattle Today

Row crop producers interested in baling peanuts and ratoon corn to use as hay are being urged by Mississippi State University experts to be aware of chemical residues.

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Steve Cornett:  A Beef Idea for PETA

Steve Cornett:  A Beef Idea for PETA

Beef Today

It’s the PETAsses again. They may be goofy, but they sure know how to get attention. Even from those of us who know that’s all they want. But I can’t resist.

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Controlled Breeding

Controlled Breeding

Becky Mills

DTN

No doubt the idea of going from a year-round breeding/calving season to one only 90 days long is intimidating.

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Ranchers Warn U.S. Forest Policies Threaten Livestock Grazing

Ranchers Warn U.S. Forest Policies Threaten Livestock Grazing

AgriMarketing

On behalf of the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), Margaret Soulen Hinson told lawmakers during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands if the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service’s proposed forest planning rule goes into effect, thousands of ranching families could be forced off the land.

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Where’s the Grass-fed Beef?

Where’s the Grass-fed Beef?

Rachel Repard

The trend of eating naturally and organically has been on the upswing in recent years. Farmer’s markets proclaim their produce as naturally grown and their eggs as the product of free-range chickens. Walk into any grocery store and a significant portion of the produce and meat sections are dedicated to organic goods.

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