Daily Archives: March 29, 2012

Livestock execs plead guilty to theft in Kentucky

Livestock execs plead guilty to theft in Kentucky


Legal Newsline

The pleas were made by former executives of the New Albany, Ind.-based Eastern Livestock LLC, which is now defunct. Thomas "Tommy" Gibson, the company’s former CEO, and Steve McDonald, the company’s former chief financial officer, pled guilty to all counts against them.

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Lack of fertility in cows linked to mysterious male DNA

Lack of fertility in cows linked to mysterious male DNA

American Society of Animal Science

The genomes of cows that have difficulty reproducing often contain fragments of the male Y chromosome, according to a new study in press in the Journal of Animal Science. The researchers say this finding could help cattle producers identify subfertile females before investing time and resources on breeding attempts.

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ABBA to Host BIF Events in Houston

ABBA to Host BIF Events in Houston

Cattle Today

The 44th Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and annual meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston on April 18 – 20, 2012.

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Take the Cattle Handling Challenge

Take the Cattle Handling Challenge

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Geni Wren Are you an expert in feedlot cattle handling or wish you knew more?

Last week feedlot owner Anne Burkholder, Cozad, Neb., offered up a cattle handling challenge test on her Feedyard Foodie website so you can test your knowledge.

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Serving Up a Forage Buffet

Serving Up a Forage Buffet

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Cliff Schuette’s cows dine "cafeteria-style" for much of the year, thanks to the diversity of forage crops he provides on his Breese, Ill., farm.

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OSU’s Derrell Peel Talks Mexican Cattle Conditions

OSU’s Derrell Peel Talks Mexican Cattle Conditions

Oklahoma Farm Report

OSU’s Derrell Peel Talks Mexican Cattle Conditions Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel was in Mexico earlier this month- and says that he was able to see for himself the drought conditions that Mexican cattle producers continue to face in the northern part of that country.

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“Pink slime”: Safe, nutritious – and icky

“Pink slime”: Safe, nutritious – and icky

Caroline Scott-Thomas


An overwhelming chorus of “eww, that sounds gross!” alongside some scary junk science about ammonium hydroxide, has led to a safe, nutritious product being pulled from stores – but there is an important lesson here for industry.

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