Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

Antibiotics in livestock farming — Telling the right story

Antibiotics in livestock farming — Telling the right story

David White

Ohio AG Net

Trend watchers and agriculture experts alike agree on one thing: the use of antibiotics in livestock farming is likely the next big issue. What does “big” mean?  By some accounts, the antibiotics issue could be BIG — think lean finely textured beef (or “pink slime”) big  — or as big as the issue of housing pregnant sows.

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Bull Power Investment Pays

Bull Power Investment Pays

The Stock Exchange

Many people have a distinct strategy for purchasing a new pickup. They want certain features, they’re willing to pay more for this, but not that. They figure value and how much it’ll be worth for resale X-number years down the road.

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BQA Changes

BQA Changes

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Get Drew Gaffney and Tim Mason together and it doesn’t take long before these Nebraska cattlemen are off to the side talking markets or hay prices. The two have an easy rapport that goes back to Gaffney’s days as the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) coordinator.

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Ohio Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting

Ohio Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting

Ohio Forage Blog

Ohio Forage and Grassland Council will have their annual meeting and conference on February 8, 2008 at Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Export Markets May Provide Incentive for Cow Herd Rebuilding

Export Markets May Provide Incentive for Cow Herd Rebuilding

Oklahoma Farm Report

In 2011 market incentives were such that it looked like a rebuilding of the cow herd was imminent, then drought hit hard in Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. Mama cow numbers then fell even further.

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Is your fence law as out of date as fences?

Is your fence law as out of date as fences?

Farmgate

Since 1950 livestock production has experienced many dynamic changes.  Cattle production increased, and then declined to the point we have about the same number of cattle in the US as were being counted in 1950.

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Japan may relax US beef import rules in Feb

Japan may relax US beef import rules in Feb

Risa Maeda

Reuters

Japan could from next month allow U.S. beef imports from cattle up to 30 months old, easing a restriction in place since 2005 on what was once the biggest market for U.S. exports.

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Cattle enthusiasts ‘Tweet Up’ in Tampa

Cattle enthusiasts ‘Tweet Up’ in Tampa

Farmers Advnce

Each day Twitter is flooded with #agchat, #ranchlife and #beef topics – and that’s just the beginning. Get to know the people behind the tweets during a “tweet-up” at the 2013 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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Cattle Selections Based on Genetic Merit

Cattle Selections Based on Genetic Merit

Sara Brown

AG Web

Let’s get down to brass tacks: genetics sell cattle. But will the numbers on paper materialize into the next great herd sire, or will you find years later that the bull didn’t live up to its promise?

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Beef Cattle Browsing: The Cost of Turning Back the Clock

Beef Cattle Browsing: The Cost of Turning Back the Clock

GANADERIA MEXICO

We’re often told we should turn back the clock and produce cattle for beef the way we used to. What would be the impact if we did away with steroid growth implants, ionophores in feed, hormones in feed, and beta agonists ? This question was investigated in a recent study.

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