Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

The Measure of a Bull

The Measure of a Bull

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Bull selection based on scrotal circumference can significantly improve a herd’s reproductive performance.

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Artificial Insemination Proves Very Useful When Done Correctly

Artificial Insemination Proves Very Useful When Done Correctly

Oklahoma Farm Report

Artificial Insemination Proves Very Useful When Done Correctly Artificial insemination can be a very useful tool for producers in the cattle industry. Mike Smith, University of Missouri animal scientist, talked with Certified Angus Beef and described how to ensure artificial insemination (AI) can work best for you.

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In Memory of Dr. Christopher Raines

In Memory of Dr. Christopher Raines

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

"Chris was a remarkably talented and hard-working individual with so much career promise," said Terry Etherton, head of Dairy and Animal Science. "His untimely loss is so tragic for his colleagues, friends and family — we will miss him greatly."

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Cowherd nutritional requirements shifting

Cowherd nutritional requirements shifting

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

Recent warm weather has been well received in our area. There’s no snow and cows are still grazing corn stalks and other residue pastures. With plenty of corn on the ground in the fields the cows gained weight this fall.

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Common ground

Common ground

Steve Suther

The Fence Post

They say it takes all kinds to make the world, and the adage is all about people. Look around the mall, watch TV or check out the Internet and you find ready evidence of the individuality of individuals.

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New study documents shrinking environmental footprint of beef over past 30 years

New study documents shrinking environmental footprint of beef over past 30 years


A study published in this month’s Journal of Animal Science found that raising a pound of beef in the United States today uses significantly fewer natural resources, including land, water, feed and fuel than in the past.

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Eating Animals

Eating Animals

Nicolette Hahn Niman

The Atlantic

Why a group of longtime vegetarians and vegans converted to the idea that flesh and other food from animals can be healthful, environmentally appropriate, and ethical

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Book addresses Midwest cow-calf management issues

Book addresses Midwest cow-calf management issues

Ag Answers

A book written by a team composed predominantly of Purdue Extension specialists provides management advice for an agricultural sector that often doesn’t demand the same attention as some other commodities in the Midwest.

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Find Out, Fix It and Find Profits

Find Out, Fix It and Find Profits

Jen Gillespie

Angus Journal

Some say ignorance is bliss, but not Cooper and Katie Hurst, Woodville, Miss. These city-folk-turned-cattlemen learned the hard way that ignorance is frustration, missed opportunities and lost profit.

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Christopher Raines, Assistant Professor at Penn State, Dies at 29

Christopher Raines, Assistant Professor at Penn State, Dies at 29


Christopher Raines, a well-known and highly regarded assistant professor at Penn State, died in a car accident Sunday, the university reported.

He was 29.

Raines worked in meat science and technology in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

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