Daily Archives: February 20, 2012

Understanding the Nutrient Requirements of the 2-year-old cow

Understanding the Nutrient Requirements of the 2-year-old cow

Karla Jenkins

Tri State Livestock News

Probably the most pivotal time for a beef cow to maintain a position in the beef herd is the first three months after her first calf is born.

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Video Forages Series Kicks off: Introduction

Chipotle sells twisted image of animal agriculture

Chipotle sells twisted image of animal agriculture

Taking Stock

During the Grammy Awards broadcast on Feb. 12, Chipotle Mexican Grill aired their popular YouTube video “Back to the Start.” The video contrasts a dismal “factory farm” with cheerful, Chipotle-approved grasslands where pigs run free. In an effort to sell their products, Chipotle misrepresents the real conditions and science behind large scale food production.

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Mid- to late winter marks time to watch for lice in cattle

Mid- to late winter marks time to watch for lice in cattle

AG Answers

Now is the time of year when cattle might be feeling the itch of lice, so producers need to be vigilant about watching for signs of infection, says a Purdue Extension beef specialist.

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Hormones a concern for Cargill

Hormones a concern for Cargill

Barb Glen

The Western Producer

 The effects of growth promotants in fed cattle are causing concern at Cargill, which operates one of the two major cattle processing plants in Western Canada.

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What’s Wrong with Meatless Monday?

What’s Wrong with Meatless Monday?

Daren Williams

Beef Today

A recent commenter on this blog asked why farmers and ranchers were opposed to Meatless Monday. I guess I thought the answer was obvious given the very name of this anti-meat marketing effort aimed at getting people to eschew meat in favor of plant foods.

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Technology can help move a herd toward more consistency.

Technology can help move a herd toward more consistency.

Springfield News-Leader

Cattle producers — whether they are a one-bull cow herd owner in southwest Missouri or a 1000 cow rancher in Montana — like to have a uniform herd.

When it is time to market cattle, a uniform set of calves, stockers, finished cattle or bred heifers, attract more buyer interest according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Farm and Food: Shooting straight at the beef checkoff

Farm and Food: Shooting straight at the beef checkoff

Alan Guebert

Lincoln Journal Star

Sometimes you just got to shoot the fish in the barrel and take the candy from babies.

As a hunter of barrel-trapped fish, and someone who always takes candy from babies — that’s right, I’m a journalist — I can spot a carp from any golf course or barstool in any light any day of the week.

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K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day 2012 set for March 2

K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day 2012 set for March 2

High Plains Journal

Kansas State University will host its 99th Annual Cattlemen’s Day on March 2 on the university’s Manhattan campus. The day kicks off at 8 a.m. in Weber Hall with a commercial trade show, educational exhibits and sponsored morning refreshments, with the program beginning at 10 a.m.

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Vogel breaks down animal welfare for beef producers

Vogel breaks down animal welfare for beef producers



"In order to maintain consumer trust, we must consistently do the right thing," Kurt Vogel, Ph.D., from UW-River Falls, told cattle producers at last week’s Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting.

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Bayer acquires KMG’s animal health business

Bayer acquires KMG’s animal health business

Bovine Veterinarian

Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division has signed an agreement to acquire the Animal Health business of KMG Chemicals, Inc. This move will further diversify Bayer’s existing insecticides portfolio in the U.S., allowing the company to offer a broader range of actives and forms in addition to its current product portfolio that includes cattle ear tags, pour-ons, dusts, and farm hygiene premise sprays.

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