Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

The Postpartum Anestrus Period

The Postpartum Anestrus Period

Ron Torell

AG Weekly

The structure and function of a cow’s uterus is fascinating. It accepts the calf, a substance that is completely foreign to it, while blocking the body’s normal defense mechanism designed to destroy foreign invaders.

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Integrated heifer management: Critical success factors

Integrated heifer management: Critical success factors

Stephen Boyles


Producers are anticipating the future biological and economic performance of their herd when replacement heifers are selected.

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Consumer Demand More Complicated than Ever

Consumer Demand More Complicated than Ever

Cattle Today

Charting a course in the beef industry means acting on market signals and being ready for the reactions to those actions.

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Beef demand will be market driver over next few months

Beef demand will be market driver over next few months


Given recent historic highs in cattle prices, it shouldn’t have been surprising to see values dip somewhat during March, but consumer response to news of lean, finely textured beef in the nation’s meat supply hit cattle and beef values harder than many could have anticipated, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.

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BIF Symposium to be Webcast Live

BIF Symposium to be Webcast Live

American Angus

Those who can’t attend the 44th Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium & Annual Meeting April 18-20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston, Texas, can watch a live webcast hosted by Liveauctions.tv at http://www.BIFconference.com. To view the webcast, viewers will need to sign in with a Liveauctions.tv username and password. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for one at http://www.BIFconference.com or http://liveauctions.tv.

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Premiums Are Back

Premiums Are Back

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

It almost seems counter-intuitive. Americans eat 25% less beef than they did in the 1980s and overall meat consumption continues to fall. Yet less consumption hasn’t meant a drop in demand for the higher-quality cuts of beef. It’s a turn that is bringing the illusive premium back to the beef business for many.

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High Quality Beef Cuts Finally Get Access Into Columbia With Implementation of Free Trade Agreement

High Quality Beef Cuts Finally Get Access Into Columbia With Implementation of Free Trade Agreement

Oklahoma Farm Report

High Quality Beef Cuts Finally Get Access Into Columbia With Implementation of Free Trade Agreement The leading US Cattle Industry organization, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, welcomes word from the Obama Administration that the free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Colombia will begin implementation on May 15, 2012.

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FDA Call on Antibiotics Could Hurt Livestock Producers

FDA Call on Antibiotics Could Hurt Livestock Producers

Beef Today

New rules proposed last week by the Food and Drug Administration to limit use of antibiotics in livestock will likely increase consumer confidence but also bring additional strain to producers, an Ohio State University Extension expert said.

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Dialoguing With Consumers – What do Consumers Hear?

Dialoguing With Consumers – What do Consumers Hear?

Lynn Gordon


An alliance of 75 farmer-and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners, called the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), has formed a collaborative effort to lead a dialogue with American consumers about agricultural food production.  

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The Beef Checkoff Helped Boston Fuel-up

The Beef Checkoff Helped Boston Fuel-up

Agri marketing

During the three days leading up to the 150th Boston Marathon, the beef checkoff made sure that the runners were well equipped with fuel for the finish.

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