Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM: ENVIRO-CRED

Baxter Black, DVM:  ENVIRO-CRED

“Since when did the term ‘environmentalist’ take on such a negative connotation?” 

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Umbilical Hernias in Calves

Umbilical Hernias in Calves

Dr. Ken McMillan

The Progressive Farmer

There are times when umbilical hernias in calves call for surgical corrections.

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Animal Agriculture could be in trouble

Animal Agriculture could be in trouble

Tri State Livestock News

“I should see everybody’s hand. If you’re not concerned now, you certainly should be,” said Ashford, a spokesman for the Animal Agriculture Alliance, a non-profit organization that counters animal activist attacks against the livestock industry.

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Right-sized cuts address consumer needs

Right-sized cuts address consumer needs

Walt Barnhart

National Provisioner

State beef councils are joining with the national Beef Checkoff Program in support of a new retail beef marketing program that has the potential to significantly increase U.S. beef sales.

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Cattle have over 200 year history in Hawai`i

Cattle have over 200 year history in Hawai`i

Leilehua Yuen


The Ranching heritage of Hawai`i began with a gift from England and the assistance of Spain. In 1793, British sea Captain George Vancouver gifted the Hawaiian King, Pai`ea Kamehameha, with long horned cattle.

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Scientists using stem cells to grow hamburger in a lab

Scientists using stem cells to grow hamburger in a lab

Dr. Manny Alvarez

Fox News

Test-tube burgers – coming soon to a restaurant near you?

A researcher from the Netherlands says he expects to grow the first-ever hamburger in a lab by this fall.  The beef will made from bovine stem cells grown in a petri dish.

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Cattlemen’s Classic gives producers chance to shine

Cattlemen’s Classic gives producers chance to shine

Robyn Scherer

The Fence Post

The 21st annual Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is set to kick off on Feb. 20, at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Neb. This event showcases Nebraska cattle and horse producers, and offers a variety of events for attendees to attend. The classic runs through Feb. 26.

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NCBA Accepting Applications for Public Policy Internship

NCBA Accepting Applications for Public Policy Internship


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a summer 2012 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is March 12, 2012.

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Thanks Chipotle For Doing Us a Favor

Thanks Chipotle For Doing Us a Favor

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Online

I did not watch the Grammys, but did not have to in order to learn about the Chipotle controversy.  Shortly after the ad for Chipotle Mexican Grill aired, my social media channels exploded with outraged ag folks venting on the commercial that discredited modern agriculture.

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