Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

Taxing ag out of business

Taxing ag out of business

AGWEEK

President Barack Obama proposed a multi-trillion-dollar-budget Feb. 13. The president said the budget is designed to spur job creation and impose higher taxes on the rich. However, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President J.D. Alexander says the president’s take on the estate tax threatens job creation and punishes the producers of food and fiber.

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Protect your investment: 7 More Things Every Producer Should Know

Protect your investment: 7 More Things Every Producer Should Know

Katrina Huffstutler

The Cattleman

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s (TSCRA) 30 special rangers are a busy bunch of men. Scattered throughout Texas and Oklahoma, they’re trained in all facets of law enforcement and have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry.

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Over-regulation Threatens Domestic Production

Over-regulation Threatens Domestic Production

Thebeefsite.com

Animal housing, environmental, drug, trading and labor regulations all threaten to move US livestock production offshore, according to a new report.

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Dr. Mike Apley addresses antibiotic residues

Dr. Mike Apley addresses antibiotic residues

Bovine Veterinarian

The beef checkoff recently hosted a seminar with Dr. Mike Apley, veterinarian at Kansas State University, to address the subject of antibiotic residues.

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Slow Start for Orphan Calf

Slow Start for Orphan Calf

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

A newborn calf needs about 8% of its body weight in colostrum in the first 12 hours of life, without it the animal is usually set up for lifetime of poor performance.

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Protecting the Future of Agriculture

Protecting the Future of Agriculture

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

Agri Marketing

In communities across our nation, no tradition runs deeper from generation to generation than that of working on a family farm.

By working alongside their parents, grandparents and neighbors, young people learn important life skills and values – the values of hard work, personal responsibility and perseverance. They learn how to problem solve and work on a team to get things done. Agriculture is a way of life; but now the federal government wants to fundamentally change that way of life.

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Grass-Fed Beef – Is it What’s Killing the Planet?

Grass-Fed Beef – Is it What’s Killing the Planet?

ObamOcala

Daily Kos

I’ve tried to avoid arguing absolutes in these diaries: Is a vegetarian diet the "most" sustainable diet? It doesn’t matter. The point I made was that cattle ranching can be done sustainably.

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Meat counter intelligence

Meat counter intelligence

PETER FUNK

Minneapolis Star Tribune

At the University of Minnesota meat lab, students learn how to process animals for meat, from start to finish.

Jason Ertl made quick work with a boning knife, casually separating tenderloin from the side of beef. A few more cuts, one quick pull and the tenderloin was free. Ertl heaved the slab of meat along with all the other cuts onto the table. He picked up his knife and continued his work.

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Steak: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Steak: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Ross Bonander

AskMen

Aside from the herbivores among us, who doesn’t like a good steak? The folks over at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) probably don’t. But would they change their minds — at least some of them — if those animals were in fact treated ethically?

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Full of Bull: Bull selection key to success

Full of Bull: Bull selection key to success

CLAY COPPEDGE

Country World News 

With Texas cow numbers at their lowest levels in more than half a century, and with assurances that timely rains will fall again over the state eventually, a lot of the producers who sold out last year are looking to get back into the cow business this year, provided rains continue and pastures recover. One of the most important decisions they will make when rebuilding their herds will be the selection of a bull.

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