Daily Archives: July 12, 2013

BeefTalk: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

BeefTalk: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension

There is a centuries-old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” In his 1914 poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost twice uses this saying as two neighbors set about mending a wall, which we would today call a fence.

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Contemporary Groups Create Fair Comparisons

Contemporary Groups Create Fair Comparisons

Lauren Hulsman

Cattle Today

You have most likely heard or read the term “Contemporaries” or “Contemporary group,” but do you really know what is meant by these terms? Or why grouping an individual with others correctly is so important?

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Forage plants don’t need to be young and short to have offer nutritional quality

Forage plants don’t need to be young and short to have offer nutritional quality.

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

One of the ways grazing management pays is when you use it to set up much better nutritional content in forages.

For example, consider this chart summarizing data from research by Jason Rowntree at Michigan State University.

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Understanding Bulls’ Gene-Rich Y Chromosomes May Improve Herd Fertility

Understanding Bulls’ Gene-Rich Y Chromosomes May Improve Herd Fertility

Science Daily

The Y chromosomes of cattle have more genes and are more active than the Y chromosomes of other primates, according to researchers.

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High-Quality Beef’s Economic Contribution

High-Quality Beef’s Economic Contribution

Nevil Speer   

BEEF

The 2013 Beef Improvement Federation meetings featured an industry-wide panel discussion regarding breeding systems and their relationship to customer satisfaction.

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Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

Dan Charles

NPR

You’ve probably seen the labels on meat in the store: “Raised without antibiotics.” They’re a selling point for people who don’t like how many drugs are used on chickens, turkey, hogs and beef cattle

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USDA forecasts even lower beef production in 2013

USDA forecasts even lower beef production in 2013

Brett Wessler

Drovers

The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report forecasts lower beef production compared to the previous quarter from the third quarter of 2013 through the second quarter of 2014

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