Daily Archives: March 26, 2012

How ABC News smeared a stellar company with ‘pink slime’

How ABC News smeared a stellar company with ‘pink slime’

Dan Gainor

Fox News

TV news loves a health scare. Think deadly Tylenol. Killer tomatoes. Mad Cow Disease. Alar in apples. And lots more. Sometimes, as with Tylenol, they are legit and important. Other times, like Alar, they are entirely bogus.

Yet every time, the template is the same. Someone gets sick and the ravenous media tear at the company or industry for not being safe.

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Straight Breeding Is The Commercial Trend

Straight Breeding Is The Commercial Trend

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

Structural change and marketing systems are among reasons commercial producers forego heterosis, research finds.

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How similar are cattle and home prices?

How similar are cattle and home prices?

CHRIS LEHNER

AgriView

With Live Cattle futures rallying to historical highs in the past two weeks and being concerned that there is far too little hedging and feedlot contracting taking place, I went back to past rallies to compare how fast and how far prices fall after making highs.

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Grass-fed beef conference scheduled May 30-31 in College Station

Grass-fed beef conference scheduled May 30-31 in College Station

Southwest Farm Press

All facets of grass-fed beef production will be featured at a conference hosted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service May 30-31 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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Nebraska beef producers set for another record year

Nebraska beef producers set for another record year

Robyn Scherer

The Fence Post

In Nebraska, beef is king. Centrally located and a large producer of feedstuffs, this advantage has led to Nebraska becoming the number one commercial red meat producer in the country.

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U.S. to appeal WTO ruling against meat labels

U.S. to appeal WTO ruling against meat labels

Reuters

The United States said on Friday it would appeal a World Trade Organization ruling against a law requiring country-of-origin labels on all meat sold in grocery stores, a move that disappointed Canada and Mexico, both of which want the law changed.

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Cast your vote for the 2012 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

Cast your vote for the 2012 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

High Plains Journal

Vote for the 2012 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame inductees now at http://www.cattlefeeders.org. This marks the fourth year of nominations and the caliber of cattle feeders nominated continues to be impressive.

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Dairy and Cattle Farmers See Benefits, Face Challenges from Unusual March Weather

Dairy and Cattle Farmers See Benefits, Face Challenges from Unusual March Weather

Accuweather.com

Millions of people all over the country have been feeling the effects of the abnormal start to spring this year. However, it’s not just humans who are being thrown off track by the record heat.

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FDA to study antibiotic use in livestock

FDA to study antibiotic use in livestock

WFIE

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it was studying a federal judge’s order that it consider withdrawing two popular antibiotics from use in livestock.

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Slimming beef cattle costs

Slimming beef cattle costs

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

Recently, the economy has taken a punch at workers in every field, especially beef cattle producers.

James B. Neel, professor of animal science and beef cattle specialist for University of Tennessee Extension, explains what cow-calf producers of beef cattle need to do to stay out of the red.

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