Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

Maralee Johnson Illinois Beef Exec Passes

Maralee Johnson Illinois Beef Exec Passes

Maralee M. Johnson, 61, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at St. John’s Hospice.

Maralee worked at the Illinois Beef Association for 23 years, where she served as Executive Vice President for the past 13 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Springfield, served on the ACES Alumni Association Board for the University of Illinois, and on the Pleasant Plains School Board, serving as President.

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Why Do Beef Trimmings Need to be Sanitized?

Why Do Beef Trimmings Need to be Sanitized?

John Munsell

Food Safety News

A central focus in the controversy over the use of ammoniated hydroxide to sanitize beef trimmings are the claims that the source meat may be highly pathogenic, otherwise destined for dog food or laced with dangerous bacteria.

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Cattle sector grappling with genetic link to feed efficiency

Cattle sector grappling with genetic link to feed efficiency

Barbara Duckworth

The Western Producer

Improved bovine DNA evaluations may provide easier ways to unravel valuable qualities like feed efficiency and disease resistance and link them to sire selection information.

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Beef improvement and low-stress cattle handling

Beef improvement and low-stress cattle handling

Bovine Veterinarian

Ranchers, veterinarians, veterinary students, animal science students and other interested individuals are invited to the Beef Improvement and Low-stress Cattle Handling Seminar on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

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BeefTalk: I Wish They Were All Like That One!

BeefTalk: I Wish They Were All Like That One!

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

What could the world be? There are times when that is a good question to ask. The answer rests with ideology and expectations. There certainly will be more discussion if one does not restrict those expectations.

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Texas’ 2011 Drought Costliest in State History, Researchers Say

Texas’ 2011 Drought Costliest in State History, Researchers Say

Jim Forsyth

Insurance Journal

Texas agriculture producers lost $7.62 billion to the state’s 2011 drought, which experts said makes it the costliest drought in the state’s history and possibly the most expensive drought ever suffered by any state.

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Tour offers insight to cattle raid

Tour offers insight to cattle raid

Sarah Steele Wilson

Hopewell News and Patriot

By September, 1864, the Confederate soldiers settled into the trenches around Petersburg were not only tormented by the bullets of the opposing Union Army, but by hunger. Provisions were scarce for the Confederacy and the men were on reduced rations.

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