Daily Archives: March 27, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  BOB’S GIRLFRIEND TRAINING CO.

Baxter Black, DVM:  BOB’S GIRLFRIEND TRAINING CO.

A father has a responsibility to pass along to his male offspring those mechanical, philosophical and verbal skills to attract and select a suitable mate and mother for his future children.

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Stressed Calves Can Be A Costly Mistake

Stressed Calves Can Be A Costly Mistake

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Stress is a dirty word at Ramsey Stock Farm, especially when it’s used in conjunction with the weaning process.

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Steve Cornett: Slimy Journalism

Steve Cornett:  Slimy Journalism

Beef Today

Don’t hold your breath, but surely we will soon hear Diana Sawyer in Amarillo, using those dulcet, oh-so-sympathetic tones on the families of the 200 workers laid off today when Beef Products, Inc., closed the doors to its plant.

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Heifers that calve early may be set for life

Heifers that calve early may be set for life

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Setting a replacement heifer up for life can have significant economic benefits for beef producers. Heifers that breed early, and have trouble-free calving are more likely to breed back early for the rest of their lives, according to Larry Rowden, a district sales manager with ABS Global, Inc.

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Premiums for quality beef continue to grow as packers seek cattle, MU economist says

Premiums for quality beef continue to grow as packers seek cattle, MU economist says

University of Missouri

Beef feeders can look for continued payment of quality-grid premiums from packing plants, said a University of Missouri Extension economist.

"This only happens because they really need quality cattle," said Scott Brown, an agricultural economist who follows the beef markets. "With high demand and short supplies of quality beef, packers are more willing to share."

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Cattle brands identify animals, tell ranch story

Cattle brands identify animals, tell ranch story

Jerry Lackey

San Angelo Standard Times

One of the most famous cattle brands of frontier Texas was the "Long Rail" placed on cattle belonging to John Simpson Chisum, who became known as "Cattle King of the Pecos" in the mid-1800s.

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April ‘critical’ for feedlots, as market wobbles

April ‘critical’ for feedlots, as market wobbles

Agrimoney.com

Next month will be "critical" for feedlots, leading analysts warned, amid concerns that spring may have come early to cattle markets – and meaning a price high typically seen in April has already passed.

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By-Products:  Wow The Cow!

By-Products:  Wow The Cow!

feedyardfoodie.com

My oldest daughter came home from school one day a couple of years ago and announced that one of her friends was going to stop eating meat and become a vegetarian. 

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‘Pink slime’ backlash costs jobs at beef plants

‘Pink slime’ backlash costs jobs at beef plants

Ross Boettcher

Omaha World Haerald

The public outcry against the cheap ground beef additive widely derided as "pink slime" will hit consumers and the beef industry where it hurts most: the pocketbook.

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Livestock Groups Support Legislation To Increase Efficiency, Stability Of Grazing Permit

Livestock Groups Support Legislation To Increase Efficiency, Stability Of Grazing Permit

AgriMarketing

Congressmen Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and 10 lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle took a firm stand on the side of America’s federal lands ranchers by introducing the Grazing Improvement Act (H.R. 4234), which would increase efficiencies in the federal lands grazing permit process and create a more stable business environment for the ranchers who manage the land and its resources.

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