Daily Archives: November 19, 2012

Animal antimicrobial use today

Animal antimicrobial use today

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

When looking at how antimicrobials are used in animals and humans, it’s important to carefully look at the differences between the groups.

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The Debate Over Operational Paradigms Continues

The Debate Over Operational Paradigms Continues

Troy Marshall

BEEF

Both the philosophy of genetics/value-added production and that of commodity/low-cost production have proven to be fatally flawed if taken to extremes.

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‘Beef Counts’ Truly Makes a Difference

‘Beef Counts’ Truly Makes a Difference

Kim Holt

Angus Journal

This past spring, the Idaho beef industry celebrated its second anniversary of Beef Counts, its commitment to neighbors helping feed neighbors in need.

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Neil Bowman keeps livestock shows running at Fair

Neil Bowman keeps livestock shows running at Fair

Bill Krueger

Red and White for Life

Neil Bowman first start showing livestock at the N.C. State Fair back in 1983, when he was still a young boy from King, N.C.

But what he treasures about his years of bringing his best animals to the fair are not the ribbons he won. Instead, he savors the lasting friendships he has made and the important lessons that he has learned.

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Ranchers, farmers brace for ‘death tax’ impact

Ranchers, farmers brace for ‘death tax’ impact

William La Jeunesse

Fox News

Rancher Kevin Kester works dawn to dusk, drives a 12-year-old pick-up truck and earns less than a typical bureaucrat in Washington D.C., yet the federal government considers him rich enough to pay the estate tax — also known as the "death tax."

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Bee Synch can help boost beef quality and ranchers’ profits

Bee Synch can help boost beef quality and ranchers’ profits

Blair Fannin

Southwest Farm Press

With national beef cattle inventory at lows not seen since the 1950s, the time could be right for producers of Brahman-influenced cattle to adopt a fixed-time artificial insemination method that could add thousands of dollars in net value to a calf crop, according to researchers.

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Calm cattle have a dark side, researchers find

Calm cattle have a dark side, researchers find

Beef Central

The findings of a recent study conducted by Murdoch University researchers has challenged the long-held belief within the beef industry that flighty or stirry cattle are at a higher risk of producing dark, less tender and drier meat.

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