Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Brazilian Agriculture and the Pasture Myth

Brazilian Agriculture and the Pasture Myth

Alastair Stewart

DTN

Brazil has vast swathes of degraded pasture that will allow farmers to supply the globe’s soybean needs over the next 20 years without touching the rainforest.

If you have read a big-picture story about Brazil’s farm prospects over the last ten years, it’s likely that you are familiar with the above sentiment — I myself have rolled this out a few times.

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Getting a late night pitch for the advantages of crossbreeding

Getting a late night pitch for the advantages of crossbreeding

Steve Suther

The Prairie Star

There I was, dreaming again. Maybe the topic came from thinking about my straightbred commercial cowherd a lot that day.

The calves weaned as heavy as last year despite the drought, and they stayed healthy in the lot. The cows bred back to where I had to sell more for age just to make room for better heifers coming in that would intensify the best of my cow families. It was good for cash flow and genetic improvement.

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Beef raised with supplemental hormones is safe for human consumption

Beef raised with supplemental hormones is safe for human consumption

Malinda De Bell

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Compared to people in developing nations, Americans have the privilege and luxury to hold their food against high standards; they are concerned about the safety, quality and price of their food.

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