Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

Study: 4-Hers are 3 times more likely to contribute to communities

Study: 4-Hers are 3 times more likely to contribute to communities

High Plains Journal

Recent findings from "The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development" from the Institute of Applied Research at Tufts University indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H.

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Droughts Cut Cow Numbers by 80%

Droughts Cut Cow Numbers by 80%

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Ranching in south Texas can make for a lot of uncertainty. Just ask James McAllen Jr., manager of the 200-year-old McAllen Ranch, headquartered at Linn, north of Edinburg.

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Calendar Year 2012 Could Yield Biggest Average Losses Per Head in Feedlots- Ever

Calendar Year 2012 Could Yield Biggest Average Losses Per Head in Feedlots- Ever

Oklahoma Farm Report

Calendar Year 2012 Could Yield Biggest Average Losses Per Head in Feedlots- Ever The summer of 2012 is turning out to be a very grim time to be in the cattle feeding business- so says the Director of the Livestock Market Information Center, Jim Robb.

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Study Herd Performance In Developing A Drought Strategy

Study Herd Performance In Developing A Drought Strategy

Harlan Hughes

BEEF

Destocking is a production decision, while depopulating is an economic one. These are two distinct management decisions, each with its own management decision variables.

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The resistance racket

The resistance racket

Dan Murphy

Drovers

Last week, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) released the results of a survey of more than 60 fast-food, retail, processing and grocery companies inquiring about their policies on the use of antibiotics in meat and poultry production.

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Price of Corn Impacts Beef Industry

Price of Corn Impacts Beef Industry

WHSV

Storms were on the horizon on Wednesday afternoon. With this year’s dry weather, this was something that a lot of farmers wanted to see.

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Former Confederate soldiers trailed cattle to Kansas

Former Confederate soldiers trailed cattle to Kansas

Murphy Givens

Caller.com

Abel Head "Shanghai" Pierce was a regimental butcher in the Confederate Army. He compared the position to that of brigadier general — "always in the rear on an advance, always in the lead on a retreat."

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Missouri Cattlemen’s Names New Executive

Missouri Cattlemen’s Names New Executive

AgriMarketing

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) names Mike Deering as its new executive vice president. He will assume the position on Sept. 23. Deering currently serves as head of communications for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) policy division in Washington, D.C

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New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

Meat Trade Daily

New research presented at the 2012 American Society of Animal Science meeting provided insight into the consequences if U.S. farmers and ranchers no longer used productivity-enhancing technologies to raise beef cattle.

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Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Co-op calling for members, cattle

Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Co-op calling for members, cattle

JANE FYKSEN CROPS

Agri-View

Grass-fed beef is a hot item with a growing number of consumers, especially artisan restaurants and upscale grocers, as well as food co-ops. The Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Cooperative, established in 2009, has been capitalizing on the burgeoning popularity of this sustainably-raised, lean beef.

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