Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

USDA quarantines 2 farms in mad cow investigation

USDA quarantines 2 farms in mad cow investigation

Todd Sperry

WTVR

Two farms have been quarantined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the agency continues to investigate last month’s discovery of mad cow disease at a California dairy farm.

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Delivering Genomic Technology to the Beef Industry

Delivering Genomic Technology to the Beef Industry

Thebeefsite.com

A White Paper “Delivering Genomics Technology to the Beef Industry", published by the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC), looks at how genomic selection can be successfully utilized in selection programs, identifies challenges association with genomics and outlines promising potentials for its future use.

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What Does the Intensive in Intensive Grazing Mean?

What Does the Intensive in Intensive Grazing Mean?

Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor of Agronomy, University of Nebraska

What do you think of when you hear the phrase intensive grazing? Many small pastures with lots of fencing? Moving animals to new pastures almost daily?

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Managing a short calving season

Managing a short calving season

Mark Keaton

Baxter Bulletin

Managing the cow herd to calve in 75 days is one of the most important steps toward increasing efficiency and profitability. Time and labor are very important and expensive commodities for a cow-calf producer.

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44th Beef Improvement Federation Meeting held in Houston

44th Beef Improvement Federation Meeting held in Houston

Kelli Fulkerson and Kasey Miller

The Cattle Business Weekly

The 44th Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Annual Meeting traveled to Houston, Texas, April 18-21. This year’s hosts were Texas A&M University, Texas AgriLife Extension and the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA).

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Considerations on pasture rental costs

Considerations on pasture rental costs

Ken Olson

iGrow

New demands for corn such as ethanol production and growing export markets have increased the price of corn, and the repercussion has been increased costs of virtually all other feedstuffs. Through both direct and indirect influences, this has also driven land prices and rental rates up, including range and pasture land.

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Death Tax Concerns Mount as 2013 Draws Closer

Death Tax Concerns Mount as 2013 Draws Closer

Oklahoma Farm Report

Death Tax Concerns Mount as 2013 Draws Closer With each passing day, the concern about a higher estate tax come the first of January of next year increases. In December 2010, Congress passed temporary estate tax relief effective through December 31, 2012.

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Get the Capital to Buy Cattle

Get the Capital to Buy Cattle

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

After receiving record heifer prices at his recent production sale and having more inquiries than animals, you’d think John Malazzo would be rushing to expand the cow factory.

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Sustainable ranching renaissance takes hold in Northern California

Sustainable ranching renaissance takes hold in Northern California

Tim O’Rourke

Woodland Daily Democrat

The herd began pressing toward the gate the moment Stemple Creek Ranch owner Loren Poncia hopped the barbed-wire fence. All 300 snorted, snarled, grunted and mooed, pushing their flesh closer and closer to the metal barrier

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Checkoff Releases Beef Tenderness Survey

Checkoff Releases Beef Tenderness Survey

Cattle TOday

With funding from the beef checkoff, the industry has been tracking beef tenderness for 20 years with the first benchmarking survey conducted in 1990. In more recent surveys, foodservice cuts were added and a consumer sensory panel was substituted for previously used trained sensory panels because the consumer’s perception of tenderness is the ultimate determinant of a cut’s success.

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California Mad Cow’s Offspring Tests Negative for the Disease

California Mad Cow’s Offspring Tests Negative for the Disease

ABC News

It’s taken more than a week, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has finally found two offspring of the dead bovine with mad cow disease found in Central California on April 24.

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