Daily Archives: May 27, 2013

Owner And COO Of Defunct Eastern Livestock Company Sentenced In Federal Court For Committing Mail Fraud

Owner And COO Of Defunct Eastern Livestock Company Sentenced In Federal Court For Committing Mail Fraud

The former owner and former chief operating officer of now-bankrupt Eastern Livestock Company, LLC, were sentenced in U. S. District Court today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for mail fraud arising from their part in a check-kiting scheme that caused the loss of millions of dollars to hundreds of businesses and individuals, including approximately 200 sellers of cattle located in Kentucky, who did business with Eastern Livestock in 2010, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

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Beta-agonists and Cattle: How Targeted Use Results in Leaner Beef

Beta-agonists and Cattle: How Targeted Use Results in Leaner Beef

Facts about Beef

A beta-agonist is simply a feed ingredient given to some cattle to help the animals make the most of the food they eat (ractopamine and zilpaterol are examples of beta agonists approved for use in cattle).

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Seven Weeds We Love to Hate

Seven Weeds We Love to Hate

Nate Birt

Beef Today

Keeping weeds out of your fields is a never-ending struggle. But if you could obliterate one of them for good, which would it be?

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Seedstock Symposium June 27-28 in Sioux Falls

Seedstock Symposium June 27-28 in Sioux Falls

The Cattle Business Weekly

Each year about 1.5 million calves are born in South Dakota. SDSU Extension is hosting a Seedstock Symposium June 27-28 in Sioux Falls at the SDSU Extension Regional Center to provide producers with research-based information on the use of the tools and technologies to improve the feeding and reproductive efficiency of those calves..

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Young male cattle have increased risk of respiratory disease during transport.

Young male cattle have increased risk of respiratory disease during transport.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

According to a study by researchers at Kansas State University (K-State), excessive travel can have detrimental effects on the respiratory health and overall performance of cattle

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Checking Mama Cows Daily During Breeding Season is Smart Management

Checking Mama Cows Daily During Breeding Season is Smart Management

Oklahoma Farm Report

Checking Mama Cows Daily During Breeding Season is Smart Management Spring breeding season is underway for cow-calf producers. Cow-calf specialist Dr. Bob Weaber with K-State Research and Extension says that monitoring what is going on in your herd during this time is very important.

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Pretty much everybody hates the new COOL rule

Pretty much everybody hates the new COOL rule

National Provisioner

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service today issued a Final Rule to modify the labeling provisions for the mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program. The new rule requires meat be labeled with source information for each production step – born, raised and slaughtered.

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Timing was everything on ‘cow walk’

Timing was everything on ‘cow walk’

James Walsh

Times Herald-Record

Charles and Francesca Noble didn’t dub their place the Movable Beast Farm for nothing.

And Friday found the beasts on the move — all 74 cows, steers and heifers.

They trekked two miles under a highway, across streams, up the proverbial rolling hill, down into a hemlock forest, and out again into the fragrant tall grass of a fresh pasture.

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Cow Fixer Vs. Herd Health Veterinarian?

Cow Fixer Vs. Herd Health Veterinarian?

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

Production medicine—melding animal health and veterinary care into animal production management—is beyond infancy, but it’s far from losing all its teeth.

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Drone controlled by computer will be able to track and round up sheep and cows

Drone controlled by computer will be able to track and round up sheep and cows

The Daily Mail (UK)

The bond between shepherds and their loyal sheepdogs is a rural image portrayed on television shows like the BBC’s One Man His Dog.

But now the face of hill farming may soon change forever with the introduction of a battery-powered airborne robot to track and round up flocks.

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