Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

Lawmakers, livestock groups raise concerns with animal production mandates

Lawmakers, livestock groups raise concerns with animal production mandates

TSCRA

Lawmakers and representatives from animal agriculture joined forces to educate nearly 100 people about the deliberate emphasis farmers and ranchers place on caring for the health and well-being of their animals.

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Livestock Legislation Compromises Welfare

Livestock Legislation Compromises Welfare

Thebeefsite.com

Lawmakers and representatives from animal agriculture joined forces to educate nearly 100 people about the deliberate emphasis farmers and ranchers place on caring for the health and well-being of their animals.

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Research Finds Antibiotics in DDG Rendered Inactive

Research Finds Antibiotics in DDG Rendered Inactive

Cheryl Anderson

DTN

Recent research is helping dispel fears of antibiotic residues in distillers grains.

Distillers grains are rendered inactive during the ethanol production process, according to Devan Paulus, researcher assistant for the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science.

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Terminal feed additives for feedlot cattle

Terminal feed additives for feedlot cattle

Dan Loy

The Cattle Business Weekly

With high feed costs, the efficiency or feed conversion often separates the high cost and low cost of gain pens.

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BeefTalk: Try Hard for Less Than 3 Percent Calf Death Loss

BeefTalk: Try Hard for Less Than 3 Percent Calf Death Loss

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The death of a calf never is uneventful. Calves are tough, so most survive in good or bad weather. However, some don’t survive.

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Integrated Bull Management: Critical Success Factors

Integrated Bull Management: Critical Success Factors

Stephen Boyles, OSU Beef Extension Specialist

Most bull buyers purchase within 150 miles of their operation. Selling bulls private treaty is the most time consuming, yet for many producers, the best way to sell bulls. Full Story

Kobe And Wagyu Beef: Final Thoughts And Clarifications

Kobe And Wagyu Beef: Final Thoughts And Clarifications

Larry Olmsted

Forbes

I thought three parts was enough for this topic, but I was wrong. The interest, feedback, questions, and comments were much greater than I expected, so first I would like to thank you all for reading and writing.

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Report on the Development of China’s Beef Cattle Industry 2012

Report on the Development of China’s Beef Cattle Industry 2012

Sun Herald

Based on the current status of China’s beef cattle industry, combined with the structural analysis of the whole industry chain, this report conducts in-depth study of the status quo and trend of China’s beef consumption, production and circulation, processing, demand, and investment.

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Bum Steer: How Big Pharma Dominates Meat Science

Bum Steer: How Big Pharma Dominates Meat Science

BeefJournal.com

. . . Interestingly, Zilmax seems to serve no one’s interest besides Merck’s and the scientists in its hire. Peterson reports that gigantic beef processors like Cargill, which buy cows from feedlots for slaughter, want nothing to do with it, not only because the gigantic cows it produces lead to unwieldy beef cuts, but also because the resulting meat is tough and flavorless.

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Lush pastures curb cattle flow to US feedyards

Lush pastures curb cattle flow to US feedyards

Reuters

Rancher Kent Donica is seeing green, both literally and metaphorically. Thanks to recent rains his 1,200 acre ranch near Ardmore, Oklahoma, is flush with green pasture — a far cry from the drought-ravaged fields a year ago.     

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