Daily Archives: December 27, 2012



We started out the year in Pasadena riding in the Rose Parade as part of RFD-TV’s 100 Palominos entry.  I came home with flowers in my hair!  It was one of five speaking programs I did (out of 65 in 2012) that were in California.

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10 cow-calf winter preparation tips

10 cow-calf winter preparation tips

Bovine Veterinarian

Now is the perfect time for beef producers to make management decisions that will affect the health, productivity and profitability of the herd over the next production cycle. The following are tips and guidelines to consider.

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New Rule Allows Flexibility in Identification Methods

New Rule Allows Flexibility in Identification Methods

Todd Neeley


USDA on Thursday announced a new mandatory livestock monitoring system seven years after the U.S. found three cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy that virtually shut down U.S. beef exports, according to a news release from USDA.

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Panhandle ranchers go toe-to-toe with attorney general

Panhandle ranchers go toe-to-toe with attorney general


Hays Free Press

Fifty-two Panhandle cattlemen decided on Dec. 29, 1885 to call the attorney general’s bluff by indicting themselves on charges of “illegal fencing” on public land.

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How Does Beefalo Meat Taste?

How Does Beefalo Meat Taste?

Elsie M. Banks

Mother Earth News

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Are you disgusted when you cook ground beef and discover that it’s half fat? Does your temper flare when your eagerly anticipated, expensive steak is so tough you have to attack it with a sharpened knife and tensed muscles to saw the meat into chewable pieces? If so, you should try eating beefalo meat!

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Kansas State To Host 4-State Beef Conference

Kansas State To Host 4-State Beef Conference


K-State Research and Extension will host the 4-State Beef Conference at two Kansas locations on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The conference, set for 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., will be held in Wamego at the Wamego Senior Center, 502 Ash St., and in Seneca at the Community Building, 1500 Community Drive.

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South Dakota plant can process cattle up to full capacity

South Dakota plant can process cattle up to full capacity

Capital AG Press

Northern Beef Packers can now process an unlimited number of cattle after getting its permanent certificate of occupancy from the city of Aberdeen.

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Forage use in the beef industry

Forage use in the beef industry

Derrell Peel


Higher grain prices, led by sharply increased demand for corn, have provoked a variety of adjustments in agricultural markets to restore a relative balance in crop and forage prices.

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Everything A Kid (And Mom) Should Know About Beef & Cattle

Everything A Kid (And Mom) Should Know About Beef & Cattle

Where Food Comes From

Cattle (colloquially cows) are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos primigenius.

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Winter management of beef cattle

Winter management of beef cattle

Jonathan Black

The Randolph Guide

As winter approaches, nutritional needs and increased stress on cattle are becoming a concern. Winter feeding plays a very important role in the profitability of a beef cowherd because it can comprise a large percentage of your cost of production.

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