Daily Archives: May 25, 2012

Use ear tags to their fullest potential

Use ear tags to their fullest potential

FarmTalk

Numbered ear tags appear in the ears of a high percentage of cows and calves in southwest Missouri. They are obviously put there for a reason but some producers may not be using the full potential of those tags for herd management according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Registration Open for 2012 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Registration Open for 2012 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Thebeefsite.com

J.D. Alexander, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) president, said cattlemen and women need to register today to attend the 2012 Cattle Industry Summer Conference to secure a spot at what he said will be an action-packed conference.

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A Turning Point for E. Coli Testing?

A Turning Point for E. Coli Testing?

John Munsell

Food Safety News

We just might be witnessing a watershed change in USDA attitudes regarding testing for E. coli O157:H7, corrective actions subsequent to adverse lab test results, and tracebacks to the true source of contamination.

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BeefTalk: Those Cows Can’t Catch Me Now

BeefTalk: Those Cows Can’t Catch Me Now

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The calving season was delayed, but all is good. A passing comment was heard: “Those cows can’t catch me now that I don’t have all those heavy coveralls on!” Again, all is good.

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Three Challenges To Cow-Calf Profitability

Three Challenges To Cow-Calf Profitability

Troy Marshall

BEEF
With incredibly strong market fundamentals, everything seems poised for a run of great things for the beef industry, but spoilers do lurk out there.

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Economist: Weigh every option before considering restocking beef herds

Economist: Weigh every option before considering restocking beef herds

North Texas e-News

Restocking may be an option that many ranchers are considering, but rainfall and other factors will weigh heavily into the decision-making process, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist.

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Animal scientist Temple Grandin supports ‘pink slime’

Animal scientist Temple Grandin supports ‘pink slime’

Tim Carman

Washington Post

Without "lean finely textured beef,” says Temple Grandin, major cattle producers might as well take a "truckload of cattle and say, ‘We’re just going to throw these cattle in the garbage.’"

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OIE Countries Agree to Welfare Guidelines for Livestock

OIE Countries Agree to Welfare Guidelines for Livestock

Rudy Ruitenberg

Businessweek

Countries in the World Organization for Animal Health agreed on general welfare guidelines for livestock production and a text on conditions for cattle raised for meat, the intergovernmental organization said.

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New Angus regional manger for the far Eastern region begins June 1.

New Angus regional manger for the far Eastern region begins June 1.

The American Angus Association welcomes Will Mayfield of Pulaski, Tenn., as the new regional manager for Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. His duties begin in late May of this year.

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Properly Transitioning Calves to Grass Means Profit for Producers

Properly Transitioning Calves to Grass Means Profit for Producers

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Stocker operators have a tough job in the beef business. A tough, but rewarding experience working through cattle with varied amounts of risk hoping to add pounds with limited inputs if Mother Nature is in good humor and provides needed forages for added weight gain.

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