Daily Archives: March 14, 2013

Synchronizing Natural Service

Synchronizing Natural Service

Troy Smith

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.

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K-State’s Weaber Awarded for Cow-calf Genetics Work

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.

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All Federal Meat Inspectors To Be Furloughed on 11 Scheduled Days

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.

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More culling means better opportunities for those remaining

More culling means better opportunities for those remaining

STEVE SUTHER

Prairie Star

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.

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Minnesota Beef Team works to rebuild cattle counts across the state.

Minnesota Beef Team works to rebuild cattle counts across the state.

Hailey Colwell

Minnesota Daily

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.

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Canada vowing to fight U.S. on meat labelling rules

Canada vowing to fight U.S. on meat labelling rules

Edmonton Journal

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.

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Production losses link to cattle industry’s environmental impact

Production losses link to cattle industry’s environmental impact

Sarah Muirhead

Feedstuffs

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.

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