Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Accurate Information on Yearling Bulls is Important

Accurate Information on Yearling Bulls is Important

Matt Spangler

Cattle Today

The accuracy associated with EPDs increase as more information becomes available. Initially EPDs are derived from the average of animals’ parents (pedigree estimate).

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Overcoming AI reluctance in beef

Overcoming AI reluctance in beef

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian

Artificial insemination (AI) in beef herds has not taken off as quickly and widespread as in the dairy industry, but W. Dee Whittier, DVM, MS, believes veterinarians should encourage their beef clients to take a harder look at it.

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BeefTalk: The World of Genetic Marketing

BeefTalk: The World of Genetic Marketing

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Which calf was the most profitable? Was it a calf with a carcass value of $211.48, carcass weight of 680 pounds and a total value of $1,438.06 or a calf with a carcass value of $185.48, carcass weight of 1,017 pounds and a total value of $1,886.33?

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How does calving difficulty affect reproduction for next year?

How does calving difficulty affect reproduction for next year?

The Cattle Business Weekly

A first calf heifer that either loses her calf or fails to re-breed could easily lose half her value when she’s marketed as a cull compared to being retained on the balance sheet as a bred female.

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Indiana Tightens Manure Regs for Medium-Sized Farms

Indiana Tightens Manure Regs for Medium-Sized Farms

Jim Dickrell

Beef Today

Indiana livestock producers with 300 or more dairy or beef cattle or 600 or more swine in confinement will face tightened manure regulations this summer.

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Beef breeding programs help producers capitalize on strong prices

Beef breeding programs help producers capitalize on strong prices

AG Answers

Artificial insemination breeding programs can help cattle producers capitalize on prices that are at an unprecedented high, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says.

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Survey Shows Most Consumers Don’t Care About COOL

Survey Shows Most Consumers Don’t Care About COOL

Steve Kay

BEEF

Mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) of meat and other foods is one of those issues that goes on and on and on. I wrote my first story about proposals to introduce COOL in 1994. The measure was finally implemented in 2009, but the battle over COOL continues three years later.

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Tyson Foods Beefs Up Nebraska Processing Plant

Tyson Foods Beefs Up Nebraska Processing Plant

Serenah McKay

Arkansas Business

The improvements to Tyson’s largest beef-processing complex will allow the plant to increase slaughter capacity and add about 200 jobs, but may lead to the closure of the company’s small beef plant in Denison, Iowa, Tyson said in a news release Thursday.

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Where’s the beef? Try Argentina

Where’s the beef? Try Argentina

David Hudson

Gazette Virginian

With freezing temperatures forecast for Halifax County, it seemed like a good time to head south. After driving to the Raleigh-Durham Airport I boarded a plane and continued south finally landing in Mendoza, Argentina.

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Uniformity in the Beef Industry

Uniformity in the Beef Industry

Joe Epperly

Food for your (and mine) rumination: why is there the desire to create the same product in the beef industry? Wine isn’t very homogeneous yet is quite profitable. Does uniformity of a product automatically equate to profit?

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