Daily Archives: February 24, 2012

BeefTalk: It Is in Caring That We Will Survive

BeefTalk: It Is in Caring That We Will Survive

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Recently, one of the family dogs died. Bonsi, like many loyal family friends, had been with us for more than a decade. As a loyal guard dog that was part Komondor and part Newfoundland, she was very diligent.

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Steve Cornett:  The Future of Beef?

Steve Cornett:  The Future of Beef?

Beef Today

You know that some day, our children or grandchildren or more distant descendants will be eating real factory-grown meat. But this video of  Dr Mark Post of the Netherland’s Maastricht University makes you fret about how soon that may be.

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Beef producers need to remain focused on animal welfare issues

Beef producers need to remain focused on animal welfare issues

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Producers need to continue to address animal welfare issues on their ranches and feedlots to continue to stay one step ahead of animal rights groups, according to the project manager of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association U.S. beef sustainability project.

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South Korea FTA to be up and running on March 15

South Korea FTA to be up and running on March 15

David Bennett

Delta Farm Press

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and South Korea will be operational on March 15. The news of the deal’s implementation comes after trade officials tied up legal loose ends in recent days.

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Seven Expansion Strategies For Cow-Calf Producers

Seven Expansion Strategies For Cow-Calf Producers

Harlan Hughes


Given the prospect of increasing beef prices, a key current question for ranchers is whether herd expansion is warranted? Back in the days of predictable cattle cycles, I would give an emphatic “yes,” but it’s a more difficult question to answer in today’s biofuels-driven “new normal.”

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Alternative range cubes give producers new feedstuff

Alternative range cubes give producers new feedstuff

Robyn Scherer

The Fence Post

Winter feeding can be stressful for cattle producers, especially when hay prices are high. Corn stalks and pastures are the most economically feasible options, but they don’t always provide all the nutrients cattle need.

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Be selective when choosing herd bulls for cattle operation

Be selective when choosing herd bulls for cattle operation

Agrilife Today

Beef producers don’t want to miss out on profit potential when it comes to selection and performance of breeding bulls, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist.

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Are cattle markets top heavy?

Are cattle markets top heavy?



Is it possible that the rally on Feb. 17 was a blow off top for Live Cattle Futures? Beef packers certainly would like it. They are working in the red and have been slowing kills to keep boxed beef prices from falling.

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Your Burrito with a Side of Deceit

Your Burrito with a Side of Deceit

Joe Epperly

Some of you might have recently been exposed to Chipotle’s two minute commercial entitled “Back to the Start” featuring Willie Nelson singing “The Scientist” when it played during the Grammys last week.

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Beef expert says time to walk the walk for animal welfare

Beef expert says time to walk the walk for animal welfare

Terry Anderson

Midwest Producer

The cattle industry has talked the talk and now needs to walk the walk, a new beef expert at Kansas State University told those who attended a series of animal welfare seminars across Nebraska.

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