Daily Archives: June 15, 2012

Eastern Livestock – State Sentences Handed Out

Eastern Livestock – State Sentences Handed Out

The Stock Exchange

Three former executives of now-defunct Eastern Livestock LLC, formerly of New Albany, Ind., were sentenced Tuesday in connection with a massive check kiting scheme that bilked some 700 cattlemen across the country out of $130 million.

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BeefTalk: 4, 3 or 2 pounds of Gain, So What?

BeefTalk: 4, 3 or 2 pounds of Gain, So What?

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Cattle always are on the cutting edge, at least commercial cattle are. That means the average cow can be called upon to fit many niches.

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Continued dry weather takes its toll on Indiana forage crops

Continued dry weather takes its toll on Indiana forage crops

AG Answers

Indiana’s forage crop yields are down and won’t likely improve without decent rainfall in the near future, prompting a need for growers to take precautions to avoid further crop loss, says a Purdue Extension forage specialist.

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Lack of food knowledge ‘shocking’, says survey

Lack of food knowledge ‘shocking’, says survey

Josie Clarke

The Independent (UK)

More than a third of 16 to 23-year-olds (36%) do not know bacon comes from pigs and four in 10 (40%) failed to link milk with an image of a dairy cow, with 7% linking it to wheat, the poll of 2,000 people for charity Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) found.

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Beef Or Cattle – What’s Your Business?

Beef Or Cattle – What’s Your Business?

Burt Rutherford

BEEF

In its vision statement, Broseco Ranch, Decatur, TX, says it wants to produce a wholesome, healthy product that has great eating quality. “We are,” says Tom Woodward, “in the beef production business.”

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Cow chip bingo keeps fundraising comical

Cow chip bingo keeps fundraising comical

Jennifer Hetrick

Reading Eagle

It’s not the iconic moo that is enjoyed most by those spending time around dairy cattle when a game of cow chip bingo is in the works. It’s where the great after-meal plop hits the grass that brings on the most cheer.

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Three-Day, Three-State Trip Set for Iowa Beef Producers

Three-Day, Three-State Trip Set for Iowa Beef Producers

Joe Sellers, Sherry Hoyer

Iowa State University

 A three-day trip to locations in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri offers Iowa beef producers the opportunity to tour innovative beef operations, and visit with successful producers and cutting edge researchers.

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Use less, produce more

Use less, produce more

 John Maday

Drovers

Agriculture faces a monumental challenge in meeting the food needs of global populations over the next 40 years, and a diverse panel of stakeholders discussed strategies and challenges during this week’s joint convention of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and Colorado Livestock Association.

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Register now to attend 2012 Southern Plains Beef Symposium in Ardmore

Register now to attend 2012 Southern Plains Beef Symposium in Ardmore

Donald Stotts

Southwest Farm Press

Cattle producers seeking ways to better manage their operations in ever more challenging business conditions should register now to attend the Aug. 11 Southern Plains Beef Symposium in Ardmore.

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Johanns Introduces Legislation Banning EPA Aerial Surveillance

Johanns Introduces Legislation Banning EPA Aerial Surveillance

The Stock Exchange

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., introduced an amendment June 12 to the farm bill banning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) use of aerial surveillance after the agency failed to provide comprehensive answers about the program’s use nationwide.

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