Daily Archives: January 28, 2013

Grandin Implores Agriculture to Tell Its Story

Grandin Implores Agriculture to Tell Its Story

Todd Neeley

DTN

Temple Grandin thinks in pictures.

Give her a word like "steeple" and she says she’ll pull up pictures in her mind of the most famous churches in the world.

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A future farm bill must include cattlemen’s priorities

A future farm bill must include cattlemen’s priorities

Drovers

We can’t deny that 2013 has gotten off to a rocky start, legislatively speaking. The fiscal cliff package passed by Congress earlier this month left much to be desired for the cattle industry, especially when it came to a five-year farm bill.

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Cattle on Feed Numbers Analyzed by OSU’s Derrell Peel

Cattle on Feed Numbers Analyzed by OSU’s Derrell Peel

Oklahoma Farm Report

Cattle on Feed Numbers Analyzed by OSU’s Derrell Peel Cattle on feed numbers from USDA showed the US feedlot industry is facing the problem of significantly smaller cattle supplies. The total number of cattle in the US feedlots were off six percent from January 1, 2012.

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Cattle Industry Faces Crossroad of Supply, Demand and Drought

Cattle Industry Faces Crossroad of Supply, Demand and Drought

Gilmer Mirror

Today’s rancher is faced with 3 major challenges: a looming financial crisis that is slowing consumer demand for beef, the lowest cattle supplies since the 1940s, and a lingering drought that has expanded to other parts of the country.

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Keeping livestock healthy in extremely cold weather

Keeping livestock healthy in extremely cold weather

Examiner.com

When the weather turns extremely frigid new livestock owners often worry about their animals, whether they are horses, cattle, pigs, sheep or goats. Some forms of livestock can survive winter better than others but extra care for all your livestock in the bitterest weather will insure that all make it through in good condition.

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Building with Baldies

Building with Baldies

Angie Stump Denton

Hereford World

With the benefits of longevity, feed efficiency and consistency, Brett Sloan of Sloan  Cattle Co., Los Banos, Calif., is sold on the benefits of the baldie cow. “We really like the baldie cow,” Brett says. “She’s the ideal mother. She lasts longer, is more consistent and more feed efficient.

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Miller’s deeds helped to make Rappahannock what it is today

Miller’s deeds helped to make Rappahannock what it is today

James Ivancic

RappNews.com

Editors Note: Noted Angus breeder and leader J. Newbill Miller passed away this weekend. Newbill was respected in his community of Washngton, VA as well as the livestock community. This profile appeared in his local news in 2010.

Ask anyone who’s been around Rappahannock County for 30 or more years how the county has managed to maintain its rural and scenic character when other nearby counties have not and the name Newbill Miller comes up.

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Japan agrees to relax U.S. beef import restrictions

Japan agrees to relax U.S. beef import restrictions

Risa Maeda

Reuters

Japan on Monday agreed to allow U.S. beef imports from cattle up to 30 months old from February, relaxing a restriction in place for about a decade on what was once the biggest market for U.S. exports.

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From the Ground Up: Beef Cattle Numbers

From the Ground Up: Beef Cattle Numbers

KBTX

With the drought that effected the Southwest in 2011, and another that damaged the central U.S. in 2012, the upcoming report on the size of the nation’s cow herd is expected to be down yet again. In this week’s from The Ground Up, Kailey Carey tells us there’s no quick fix to the problem.

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Where does beef come from?

Where does beef come from?

Where Food Comes From

The United States is home to the most dynamic beef production system in the world.    While the U.S. ranks 4th in terms of total cattle inventory (behind India, Brazil and China, respectively), total production ranks it as the world’s leader in terms of overall production (nearly 25 billion lb annually). 

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