Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  WHY NO FARMER POETRY?

Baxter Black, DVM:  WHY NO FARMER POETRY?

Cowboy poetry is one of my efforts.   I do my best but sometimes when I am in the corn belt or entertaining the Western Pistachio Growers, I’m asked why I don’t do more farmer poetry?

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Proposed Child Labor Rule to Be Revised

Proposed Child Labor Rule to Be Revised

Jennifer Russell

Beef Today

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it will revise part of its controversial farm labor rule that aims to increase protections for youth workers.

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Applying 35 Years Of Genetic Resource To Build Cows

Applying 35 Years Of Genetic Resource To Build Cows

Amanda Radke

BEEF

What makes the perfect cow? Leading scientists from the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) share results of a 35-year study that evaluates the role of cow size, heterosis, complimentary breeds and the effective use of terminal sires and maternal composites for beef efficiency.

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Trial Uses Limit Feeding for Higher Level DDGS Inclusion

Trial Uses Limit Feeding for Higher Level DDGS Inclusion

Cheryl Anderson

Progressive Farmer

Beef producers can successfully feed dried distillers grains with solubles at higher inclusion rates in beef growing diets by using a limit feeding strategy, a feeding trial concluded.

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Texas Is Losing Its Longhorns

Texas Is Losing Its Longhorns

Jordan Weissmann

The Atlantic

Texas is now suffering the second year of its worst drought in a century, and according to Reuters reporters P.J. Huffstutter and Theopolis Waters, its ravages are now causing the unthinkable to happen: Cattle ranchers are giving up on the Lone Star State and heading north.

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Beef Must Win, Place, Show

Beef Must Win, Place, Show

Anthony Pannone

Cattle Today

Chefs and quality-focused ranchers are a lot alike, where keeping customers satisfied helps win the daily race for business profits. Chef Brad Cornwall bets the same trifecta with those ranchers: demand, profitability, consistency.

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Support Grows for Checkoff Increase

Support Grows for Checkoff Increase

Katie Micik

DTN

NCBA’s convention is underway here in Nashville and the first meeting I went to jumped to the heart of it: the $1 per head check-off fee. While most of this executive committee meeting of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB) was in closed session, they mentioned a few things of interest.

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Cattle Industry Kicks Off Convention in Nashville

Cattle Industry Kicks Off Convention in Nashville

AgriMarketing

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Bill Donald said with roughly 6,000 cattlemen and women registered for the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the event offers something for everyone.

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You Cannot Starve a Profit Into a Cow

You Cannot Starve a Profit Into a Cow

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Oklahoma Farm Report

Most cattle producers in Oklahoma and Texas had a difficult 2011. The drought prevented an adequate amount of hay from being harvested or purchased for a reasonable price.

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Is Today’s Beef Better For The Environment?

Is Today’s Beef Better For The Environment?

Rachel Estabrook

WBUR

The American beef industry has taken a bit of a beating in recent years. Beef has been linked to heart disease and cancer and hamburgers have been recalled. We’re also often told that cattle require a lot of precious food and water to make tender steaks.

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