Daily Archives: December 20, 2012

Effective tools help keep calves warm during first month of life

Effective tools help keep calves warm during first month of life

TERRI ADAMS

The Prairie Star

With the coming of winter, cattle producers are gearing up for their most demanding time of year…calving season. Some cattle producers will see their first calves before the start of the new year and many of those arrivals will show up in the middle of rough winter weather.

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10 Lessons gleaned at recent grazing conference

10 Lessons gleaned at recent grazing conference

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

More than 400 grazing enthusiasts from across the U.S. gathered in Orlando, FL, Dec. 9-12 for the Fifth National Conference on Grazing Lands (5NCGL) – and I was fortunate enough to be among them.

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A century of excellence—KLA celebrates 100 conventions

A century of excellence—KLA celebrates 100 conventions

Brandi Buzzard

FarmTalk

A lot changes in a century—100 years ago Tin Lizzies puttered down Main Street, the tragedy of the Titanic sent the world reeling and Americans were welcoming New Mexico and Arizona to the nation.

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Mortality management videos

Mortality management videos

Bovine Veterinarian

A series of online videos that address frequently asked questions about managing animal mortalities is now available at the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center website. Each short video (1.5 to 2.5 minutes in length) answers a specific question about managing carcasses.

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New Yorker Visits Ranch to Ask if Beef is Safe

New Yorker Visits Ranch to Ask if Beef is Safe

Virginia H. Harris

Progressive Farmer

Debbie Lyons-Blythe recently spent the day showing New York City resident Rebecca Koppel around her Kansas ranch. The visit was shared with millions of viewers as part of a segment on Anderson Cooper’s national talk show, Anderson Live.

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State Beef Councils key to checkoff success

State Beef Councils key to checkoff success

Craig Uden

Drovers

Today’s Beef Checkoff Program got its start in 1985, when the Beef Promotion Act was passed by Congress. The Act established a $1-per-head assessment on the sale of each bovine animal in the United States, plus each imported animal or an equivalent on imported product, for the purpose of creating a promotion, research and education fund that would help increase demand for beef.

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Beef industry experts share knowledge, research on Real Agriculture videos

Beef industry experts share knowledge, research on Real Agriculture videos

The Western Producer

The Beef Cattle Research Council has worked with the internet-based news service RealAgriculture to develop 30, 10-minute videos to introduce new techniques. They will feature interviews with researchers, veterinarians and other industry experts.

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Lowest cattle numbers in years, experts say

Lowest cattle numbers in years, experts say

KTVO

We are seeing the lowest cattle numbers in years, according to livestock experts.

In 1975, the United States had about 132 million herd of cattle. That number has dropped to 90-million in 2012.

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Beef Industry Experts Discuss Meat Safety On HuffPost Live

Beef Industry Experts Discuss Meat Safety On HuffPost Live

While it isn’t too hard to list issues with factory beef, Steve Kay, the editor and publisher of Cattle Buyers Weekly, makes it clear that it is in the beef industry’s interest to produce a safe product. "I know people who go to work everyday and the top of their list is putting out a safe product… They don’t want anyone to get sick from their product," he says.

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Whole New Meaning to ‘Cow Tipping’: Truck Crash Leads to Cargo of Cows Being Strewn Across Street

Whole New Meaning to ‘Cow Tipping’: Truck Crash Leads to Cargo of Cows Being Strewn Across Street

The Blaze

It’s another one of those videos allegedly captured by a dashcam in Russia that we can’t verify when or exactly where it happened, but it’s still crazy enough to post anyway.

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