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


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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Marketing executive finds calling with Certified Angus Beef

Marketing executive finds calling with Certified Angus Beef

Jim Mackinnon

Akron Beacon Journal

Tracey Erickson envisioned earlier in her life that she would be an equine veterinarian — the fancy term for horse doctor.

She grew up in the community of Farmingdale, N.Y., on Long Island and headed west to study at Colorado State University with every intention to fulfill that goal.

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Breaking up the food stamp-agribusiness political alliance.

Breaking up the food stamp-agribusiness political alliance.

Wall Street Journal

An old Washington joke goes that an employee of the Department of Agriculture sees a colleague sobbing and rushes to ask what’s wrong? The man replies, "My farmer died." So it goes with this week’s House rebellion on the farm bill, which has Democrats wailing in protest. Their latest vehicle for subsidies and food stamps died.

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Beef association honors producer’s achievements

Beef association honors producer’s achievements

Ashley Bechman


Individuals who have dedicated their lives to agriculture and farming generally don’t do it for the recognition, but rather their passion for the industry.

However, commodity groups sometimes will honor an outstanding producer who has spent their majority of their life striving to make a difference for the betterment of the industry, which is exactly why the Indiana Beef Cattle Association annually hands out the Robert C. Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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What are beta agonists?

What are beta agonists?

Jon Condon

Beef Central

Beta agonists act as a growth promotant, mimicking the effect of naturally occurring hormones at the cellular level. But unlike conventional Hormonal Growth Promotants, they do not affect the hormone status of the animal.

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