Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

American Society of Animal Science responds to “Who are animal scientists serving?”

American Society of Animal Science responds to “Who are animal scientists serving?”

Official statement from the American Society of Animal Science

Animal scientists serve the public by improving the health, well-being and productivity of the animals raised for human use. The April 15 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “As Beef Cattle Become Behemoths, Who Are Animal Scientists Serving?” misrepresents the relationship between academia and the animal agriculture industry.

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Skip the post-weaning slump

Skip the post-weaning slump

Bovine Veterinarian

The post-weaning period is one of the most challenging times for calves. And, it’s a challenge for dairy producers no matter what part of the country they are located in, says Nick Stagg, calf and heifer specialist with Land O’Lakes Purina Feed.

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Healthier Calves, Balancing it Out

Healthier Calves, Balancing it Out

By Karl Wolfshohl

Progressive Farmer

Steve Densmore, cattle manager at Texas’ Circle X, worked with his vet to design a health care program that holds death losses below 1%.

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Nebraska Feedyard Owner Finds Blogging Rewarding

Nebraska Feedyard Owner Finds Blogging Rewarding

Oklahoma Farm Report

Anne Burkholder, a.k.a. Feed Yard Foodie, Nebraska feedyard owner and past checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance award winner, continues to communicate with consumers via her blog site.

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Pasture Wanted: The Cost to Graze Is on the Rise

Pasture Wanted: The Cost to Graze Is on the Rise

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

Most people agree that overall, pasture rental rates will increase this year. Of course, weather conditions will impact that as we move into spring. So, with all the variables, how do you determine what’s a fair price?

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Mississippi State University cares about beef production

Mississippi State University cares about beef production

Courtney Baldwin

The Examiner

When one goes to Mississippi State University (MSU) for information on cattle, they will get it. MSU is located in Starkville, and it has its own vet college. One of their vested interests is in cattle.

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Science should trump sensationalism in beef issue

Science should trump sensationalism in beef issue

Todd Staples

Abilene Reporter News

The American tradition of a burger and fries just got unnecessarily complicated.

Out of nowhere, a decades-old practice of putting boneless lean beef trimmings to good use has exploded as a hot news story, showing just how sensationalism collides with nutrition science — and what is or is not, actually, news in the first place.

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Herd Rebuilding May Emphasize Genetics

Herd Rebuilding May Emphasize Genetics

Katie Micik


Quality beef genetics may be one thing that gets a big boost from the national cattle herd’s rapid shrinkage over the last year, a panel of experts said Monday at the North American Agricultural Journalists annual meeting.

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Beef, Forages Focus Of Kansas Field Day Next Month

Beef, Forages Focus Of Kansas Field Day Next Month

Hay & Forage Grower

Kansas State University’s Southeast Agricultural Research Center will host the 2012 Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day at its Mound Valley Unit on May 3.

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American Angus Assn Releases New App

American Angus Assn Releases New App


American Angus Association news release Managing an Angus herd – yeah, there’s an app for that.

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