Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

Meyer Natural Foods Launches Humane Handling Program

Meyer Natural Foods Launches Humane Handling Program

Grocery Headquarters

Meyer Natural Foods, a supplier of natural and organic beef to supermarkets, restaurants and consumers, announces the launch of the Meyer Natural Foods Humanely Handled program.

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Photographer working for National Geographic arrested after flying over Kansas feedlot

Photographer working for National Geographic arrested after flying over Kansas feedlot

Northjersey.com

A renowned freelance photographer working for National Geographic was briefly arrested after he took pictures of a Garden City-area feedlot while flying over it in a paraglider, Finney County officials said.

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Tips for your heifers

Tips for your heifers

Kasey Brown

The Cattle Business Weekly

"My dad always said, ‘Once an early calver, always an early calver.’ This was based on observations, but there was some truth to it," Whittier shared. He presented three case studies of research that proved this correct, and added seven principles to managing heifers.

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Lead poisoning in livestock costly, but preventable

Lead poisoning in livestock costly, but preventable

University of Arkansas

Even though lead paint was banned in the U.S. in the 1970s, there are still plenty of ways livestock can be affected by lead, one of the most common causes of poisoning in farm animals, said Tom Troxel, associate head-Animal Science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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Innovations in animal health

Innovations in animal health

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Innovations in cattle husbandry and health have been taking place since cattle were first domesticated for human use. For many centuries, our understanding of cattle health and productivity were based only on observations, and innovations were few and far between.

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Western Ohio Forage Day is Aug. 21

Western Ohio Forage Day is Aug. 21

The Ohio State University

Alfalfa management and native grasses for forage and biofuel are just some of the topics farmers and producers can get updates on during a Western Ohio Forage Day Aug. 21, offered by experts with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Cow-calf management tips for July

Cow-calf management tips for July

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

Normally, most cow-calf producers think of the summer as a time little management is needed and the herd can make it on its own. But there are items that need to be acted on, especially with the hot and humid environment that the cattle are under.

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