Daily Archives: April 25, 2013

Antibiotics Report Ignores Food Safety Facts

Antibiotics Report Ignores Food Safety Facts

Beef Today

A recent Environmental Working Group (EWG) report blames antibiotic use in food animals for the presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This report overlooks important data and the facts about food safety.

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Merging values & technology

Merging values & technology

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

Consumers are the ultimate drivers of the food supply system. That’s a reality that the agriculture industry must keep front and center as they work to feed the world’s growing population.

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Johne’s or Hardware?

Johne’s or Hardware?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Johne’s disease is a chronic wasting disease. Cattle are most susceptible when they are young. Infected cows shed the bacteria in their stool and young cows ingest the manure. Infected cattle can take years to show clinical signs.

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End Meats Help Drive Premiums

End Meats Help Drive Premiums

Miranda Reiman

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

T-bones, sirloins, filets and strips — these are the beef cuts referred to as “middle meats.” Such steaks make up 12% of the carcass, but represent less than half of its total value.

That and the difference in cooking method lead many to believe it’s the only place where beef grades matter. Not true, according to experts like longtime market reporter Bruce Longo, of Urner Barry, and the data he tracks.

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Developing a marketing plan to capture value for your calves

Developing a marketing plan to capture value for your calves


Last month, we discussed the common phrase, “you can’t improve what you don’t measure”. Perhaps another phrase that is just as important is that you can’t capitalize on what you don’t market. A sound marketing strategy allows a producer to capture added value in a group of calves.

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Hoffman Farms focuses on crops and cattle

Hoffman Farms focuses on crops and cattle

Chris Kick

Farm and Dairy

He’s been raising beef cattle on a commercial scale for only about three years, but Christian Hoffman of Fairfield County is among the top.

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Beef Checkoff asks, “What’s Your Dinner Made Of?”

Beef Checkoff asks, “What’s Your Dinner Made Of?”

National Provisioner Online

The new "Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner." consumer advertising campaign is premiering this month, bringing the recognizable tagline to older millennials and Gen-Xers.

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Ranch Management with Dr. Barron Rector

Ranch Management with Dr. Barron Rector

Graham Leader

The Young County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension has put together an exciting educational event with Extension Range Specialist Dr. Barron Rector. A favored speaker at Young County events, his presentations never fail to stimulate and motivate one to do a better job of forage, livestock and resource management.

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History Book: “Load of bull” was no bum steer

History Book: "Load of bull" was no bum steer

Reading Eagle

From 1790 to 1880, some Berks County farmers participated in a phenomenon known as the fat cattle craze.

Basically, the idea was to raise the heaviest cattle possible by fattening them up on a diet of cornmeal, oats, wheat bran, potatoes and pumpkin.

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Questioning the study: Carnitine compound found in red meat and energy increases heart disease risks

Questioning the study: Carnitine compound found in red meat and energy increases heart disease risks

P.F. Louis

Natural News

The study, "Intestinal microbiota metabolism of L-carnitine, a nutrient in red meat, promotes atherosclerosis" was performed by researchers at Lerner Research Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. It was published in the journal Nature Medicine.

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