Daily Archives: June 12, 2013

Feeder Cattle Frame Scores Do Good Job of Predicting Finishing Weight of Cattle

Feeder Cattle Frame Scores Do Good Job of Predicting Finishing Weight of Cattle

Oklahoma Farm Report

The USDA’s Market News Service reporters routinely assess a frame and quality score to feeder cattle as they move through the marketing chain, as a predictor of the finishing performance and harvest weight of those cattle.

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Senate Farm Bill Includes Something for Everyone

Senate Farm Bill Includes Something for Everyone

Scott Neeley

DTN

In responding to the Senate’s 66-27 final passage of a five-year farm bill Monday night, a number of agriculture, conservation and renewable fuels industry groups lauded a variety of provisions in the legislation, calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass similar legislation.

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Beef cattle manage heat by more than panting

Beef cattle manage heat by more than panting

Loretta Sorensen

Midwest Producer

Ongoing research is revealing more and more about how beef cattle respond to intense heat events. U.S. Meat and Research Center (MARC) research scientist Tami Brown-Brandl said three main components play an important role in how heat stress affects beef cattle.

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US Beef Producers Warn of Labeling Rule Repercussions

US Beef Producers Warn of Labeling Rule Repercussions

Journal of Commerce

Following the Canadian government’s disapproval of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling program and subsequent release of a list of products for possible retaliatory tariffs, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has slammed the labeling requirement.

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Beef Vet: Start With The End In Mind & Work Backwards

Beef Vet: Start With The End In Mind & Work Backwards

Wes Ishmael 

BEEF

If you feel like a train is coming at you, you’re tied to the train tracks and a rattlesnake is slithering toward you, the last thing you want to do is panic and try to scare away the snake,” says Scott Crain, DVM.

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How hay is stored can affect farmer costs, cattle nutrition

How hay is stored can affect farmer costs, cattle nutrition

Adam Speir

University of Georgia

In between our recent rainstorms, most farmers have been able to get their hay cut, dried, baled and stored. For those who produce hay for on-farm use, hay production can be considered a necessary evil.

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Explained: Fluffy Cows’ Existence, in Iowa and on the Internet

Explained: Fluffy Cows’ Existence, in Iowa and on the Internet

Megan Garber

The Atlantic

Internet, there is a new meme among us. It is beefy. It is fluffy. It is adorable. Its name is #fluffycow.

Well, technically, the thing should really be named #fluffybull: the animals in question here tend to be male. They’re show steer.

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The Future of Farmers’ Markets: A Cattle Farmer’s Perspective

The Future of Farmers’ Markets: A Cattle Farmer’s Perspective

Patricia Reilly

Epicurious.com

From his 98 acres in Cobleskill, New York, about 45 miles west of Albany, Andrew King raises Angus cattle, pigs, and chickens for egg production; maintains a full-time commitment as a software release manager for a major corporation; and finds time to innovate in response to the challenges facing small farms like his.

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Talking Bull

Talking Bull

Dr. Ken McMillan

The Progressive Farmer

Don’t fall victim to "paralysis through analysis" when choosing a bull, says Ken McMillan.

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Barley Beef collects waste from half-dozen breweries

Barley Beef collects waste from half-dozen breweries

Joe Burns

KTVZ

When breweries make beer, thousands of pounds of grains and yeast are leftover.

Here in Central Oregon, two cattle ranchers have partnered to use that waste for farming, in an ultimate display of sustainability.

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