Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

Handle cattle correctly to minimize fright or flight

Handle cattle correctly to minimize fright or flight

ANDREA JOHNSON

Farm and Ranch Guide

Is it possible to be a cattle whisperer? Dr. Bethany Funnell, DVM, thinks so. Funnell is the veterinarian at the North Central Research & Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, and a member of the University of Minnesota Beef Team.

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Simpler selection

Simpler selection

John Maday

Drovers

Depending on how you look at it, a bull-sale catalog is either packed with useful information or as confusing as a poorly translated instruction manual for a made-in-China entertainment center.

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NCBA Turns to Supreme Court to Stop EPA GHG Regs

NCBA Turns to Supreme Court to Stop EPA GHG Regs

Andy Eubank

Hoosier AG TOday

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare, its rule to limit greenhouse gases from passenger vehicles and its timing and tailoring rules that govern greenhouse gas permit applicability at stationary sources. The petition was filed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – along with the Coalition for Responsible Regulation.

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MiG vs. Mob Grazing

MiG vs. Mob Grazing

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Holistic management instructor explains the difference between management-intensive grazing and mob grazing.

A growing number of ranchers are using rotational grazing to get more production from pastures. The management-intensive grazing (MiG) system, for instance, has cattle eating grass while it is still in a vegetative (growing) stage. This gives high animal performance by grazing the plants while nutrient levels are high, before the plants become mature.

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Frank Phelps honored for animal sciences

Frank Phelps honored for animal sciences

Peak of Ohio

On April 20, the Department of Animal Sciences will celebrate the achievements of those who have enhanced student education and enriched the animal sciences industry through the first annual Evening of Excellence Recognition Banquet.

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Earth Day is Every Day

Earth Day is Every Day

BLAKE BIRDWELL

The Gilmer Mirror

This wouldn’t be possible if we didn’t take care of what we have, which leads me to my point. A lot of people may talk about minimizing impacts on the environment, but Texas ranchers actually get up and do it every day.

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A second attempt for livestock ID system

A second attempt for livestock ID system

Omaha.com

The federal government has launched a new livestock identification program to help agriculture officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease.

It is the U.S. Agriculture Department’s second attempt at implementing such a system, which officials say is critical to maintaining the security of the nation’s food supply.

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Beef and Forage Field Day brings facts, food

Beef and Forage Field Day brings facts, food

Jack Dillard

Shreveport Times

Can a person get too excited or overjoyed about a happening? I guess you could; however, if it is justified, just enjoy.

When I arrived late for the beginning of Northwest Beef and Forage Field Day hosted Tuesday morning at Red River Research Station in Bossier City, I just felt like it was a success.

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Grain Handlers Wary of Toxin Lingering in Corn Harvest

Grain Handlers Wary of Toxin Lingering in Corn Harvest

Julie Ingwersen

Scientific American

Problems with the toxic residue of a mold that attacked the 2012 drought-hit U.S. corn crop may worsen this summer and autumn as Midwest farmers blend off tainted supplies held in storage, grain experts say.

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Can slaughterhouses be humane?

Can slaughterhouses be humane?

Mac McClelland

Salon

A $5.25 all-beef hot dog at the Stang’s Hot Dogs and Sausages stand in the Corte Madera mall in Marin County, California, is labeled with enough buzzwords to satisfy the most discerning of foodies. “Contains no nitrates.” “Organic grass fed.” “Certified humane raised.” Its producer, Prather Ranch Meat Company, claims to be the most sustainably raised meat available, and Prather’s hot dog is the most popular item on Stang’s menu.