Synchronizing Natural Service
Angus Beef Bulletin
Even if they never have considered applying it to part or all of their own herds, most cow-calf producers know that estrous synchronization is a process for manipulating the estrous cycle. There are several different protocols that can be applied to prepare a group of bovine females to be bred at about the same time, or at least within a pretty short period of time.
K-State’s Weaber Awarded for Cow-calf Genetics Work
Kansas State University
Robert Weaber, K-State Research and Extension beef breeding and cow/calf specialist, received the 2013 American Dairy Science Association / American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award.
All Federal Meat Inspectors To Be Furloughed on 11 Scheduled Days
Food Safety News
The nation’s meat inspectors will be forced to take the same days off, possibility shutting down the U.S. meat industry on those dates, the House Agriculture Subcommittee learned Wednesday.
More culling means better opportunities for those remaining
Checking heifers last night, I wondered how deep I will have to cull this year. At least five of these 25 will have to go. No rain or snow in the forecast, but the soil-test-prescribed dose of fertilizer has been applied to cool-season pastures.
Minnesota Beef Team works to rebuild cattle counts across the state.
The most exciting part of Peter Leonard’s job is slaughtering dozens of animals and vacuum sealing them in packages.
The fisheries junior, who works in the University of Minnesota Meat Science Laboratory, learns about meat production from examining animals’ diets to selling the butchered cuts to the public.
Canada vowing to fight U.S. on meat labelling rules
Canada’s cattle and hog producers are vowing to fight proposed new meat labelling rules south of the border, saying they will go so far as to request retaliatory tariffs if the U.S. government does not change its stance.
Production losses link to cattle industry’s environmental impact
Losses within dairy and beef production systems directly influence the environmental impact of a particular system, livestock sustainability professional Dr. Jude Capper explained at the American Feed Industry Assn. nutrition symposium in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Branded beef is on the menu at Alltech’s 2013 symposium
From prized steak and protein production to meat quality and proper nutrition, beef industry members will have a tall order of topics to choose from at GLIMPSE 2020: the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 19-22.
Audit-Based Beef Grading Can Mean Better Efficiency, Lower Costs
Consumers and industry look for the USDA grade shields as trusted symbols of wholesome, high-quality American beef. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the agency responsible for grading, continues to explore ways to more efficiently conduct business.
Meat lovers, rejoice! Cattle could be a climate-change solution.
It’s become a truism of the environmental movement. Eating meat is bad for the planet. A few years back, a couple of researchers published a study claiming that livestock is responsible for 51 percent — 51 percent! — of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The FAO says it’s closer to 18 percent, but still…