Daily Archives: April 2, 2012

What Makes Some Food Awful and Other Food Offal?

What Makes Some Food Awful and Other Food Offal?

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

Once again the US cattle industry finds itself in the midst of a media firestorm. As has happened time and time again, an unfounded media slander campaign against a perfectly safe meat product has been splashed across front pages, sensationalized on TV news programs, and gone viral on the internet.

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Just how much forage does a beef cow consume each day?

Just how much forage does a beef cow consume each day?

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

It’s March, and for cow-calf producers in the Northern Great Plains, the majority of the cows are calving or are about to start calving. Spring grass isn’t that far away, but it seems like it really is a long time before spring turnout. Cow-calf producers during this time period are typically feeding harvested forages. A frequent question from producers is “How much will my cows eat on a daily basis?”

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Proper Timing And Proper Products Needed For Deworming Pasture Cattle

Proper Timing And Proper Products Needed For Deworming Pasture Cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

BEEF

When it comes to combating internal parasites in cattle, it’s all about the timing, says Thomas Craig, a professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. And the “best” time to deworm depends on region and climate, and whether it’s a cow-calf operation or stockers. “Suckling calves are not as adversely affected as weaned calves and yearlings,” he says.

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Cut major costs in beef cattle

Cut major costs in beef cattle

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

“The increased price of fuel, fertilizer and other inputs required for cattle production” continuously effect the producer, said Neel. “The cost of feed, pasture and hay are the major factors of cow-calf operations.”

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Creekside Meadows Farm owners built their business a few cattle at a time

Creekside Meadows Farm owners built their business a few cattle at a time

Syracuse.com

Tricia Park says she and her husband and son became farmers, “kind of by accident,” but now they operate a growing business selling grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chicken and pork at their 150-acre Creekside Meadows Farm in the New Woodstock area of the town of Cazenovia.

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Legumes Can Benefit the Grazing System

Legumes Can Benefit the Grazing System

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Beef producers have many tools to cope with rising costs depending on their place in the segmented industry.

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The Over looked Nutrient

The Over looked Nutrient

Susan Allen

AgInfo.net

When you are in the business of raising cattle it becomes a combination of art and science to balance the nutrients, minerals,  proteins and carbohydrates the animals need to thrive at various life stages, from birth to the feedlot.

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Why I’m O.K. with ‘Pink Slime’ in Ground Beef

Why I’m O.K. with ‘Pink Slime’ in Ground Beef

ANDREW C. REVKIN

New York Times

This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. I agree with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on something — the nutritional merits of derided “pink slime” — the processed last scrapings of meat and connective tissue after cattle are butchered. Dude, it is indeed beef — a source of low-fat nutrition.

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New Tools will Identify Environmentally Fit Cattle

New Tools will Identify Environmentally Fit Cattle

Colorado State University

It’s well known that many beef cattle living at high altitudes are afflicted with pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, and that these animals are at risk of dying from congestive heart failure if they are not moved to lower altitudes and medically treated.

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Hormones in cows and what it means for your health

Hormones in cows and what it means for your health

Felicia Stoler

Fox News

As a mother and RD, I have been curious about hormones in foods and whether or not they are a cause for concern.  Hormones are in many foods – including plants.  Instead of covering all foods, I am going to focus on cows.

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