Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

Daily Caller

A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district member of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.

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Proper Development Leads to Productive Cows

Proper Development Leads to Productive Cows

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Finding common ground when it comes to developing the next generation of productive cows has always been a challenge for the beef industry.

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Health as an animal welfare issue

Health as an animal welfare issue

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

The most important thing that ranchers can do to ensure the welfare of their cattle is to manage their herds with good animal husbandry and health principles. Some of the critical management tools to protect cattle health and welfare are nutrition, sanitation, parasite control, biosecurity and vaccination

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Like Gold on the Hoof

Like Gold on the Hoof

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Doug Crooks watched in amazement as bidding on his bred heifers topped the $2,400 mark. The last time bred heifers brought this much? How about never.

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Breeding For Improved Feed Efficiency

Breeding For Improved Feed Efficiency

American Cattleman

Genetic improvement in feed efficiency is estimated to be valued at $50-100 million annually to Alberta’s beef cattle industry.

However, increasing average daily gain is not increasing feed efficiency, Dr. Basarab said.

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Steve Cornett:  Mad cows, Mayan calendars and insider trading

Steve Cornett:  Mad cows, Mayan calendars and insider trading

Beef Today

For a long time, I’ve been arguing that another case of BSE in the U.S. herd would be a non-event. Now that USDA has confirmed as case of—importantly—ATYPICAL BSE in a California dairy (of course, he interjected snidely) cow, we’ll find out.

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Cattlemen told to tailor practices to weather patterns

Cattlemen told to tailor practices to weather patterns

Jerry Daniel Reed

Abliene Reporter News

Working innovatively yet conservatively can help today’s cattle raisers spring back from a drought that just last year reduced the total Texas beef herd by an estimated 600,000 head, area ranchers were told Tuesday.

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Nat’l Cattlemen’s Beef Assn Op-Ed: Science Must Guide Ag Policy

Nat’l Cattlemen’s Beef Assn Op-Ed: Science Must Guide Ag Policy

AgriMarketing

Policymaking should be grounded in sound science. When politics becomes the primary consideration, the end result is almost always harmful. We have seen this phenomenon play out in many areas with detrimental results for our economy and security.

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Top vet rushes to soothe mad cow fears

Top vet rushes to soothe mad cow fears

Roberta Rampton

Reuters

Hours after confirming to reporters that the United States had found its fourth-ever case of mad cow disease, John Clifford was ready to answer the world’s questions about the safety of U.S. beef.

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Mad cow disease discovered in California animal, but food supply declared safe

Mad cow disease discovered in California animal, but food supply declared safe

David Brown and Dina ElBoghdady

Washington Post

The first American case of mad cow disease since 2006 was found this week in a dairy cow in California, but the animal had not been slaughtered for food, government officials said.

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