Daily Archives: August 8, 2013

Tyson Foods to suspend buying cattle fed Zilmax additive

Tyson Foods to suspend buying cattle fed Zilmax additive

Reuters

Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, said it would suspend purchases of cattle fed the growth enhancer Zilmax, saying it was worried about cases of cattle with difficulty walking although it did not know the specific cause of problem.

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Cattle Raisers Mourn the Passing of TSCRA President Clay Birdwell

Cattle Raisers Mourn the Passing of TSCRA President Clay Birdwell

The Stock Exchange

Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Parker Jr., immediate past president of the Texas and

Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, released the following statement today following the passing of  TSCRA President Clay Birdwell.

“It’s with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to TSCRA President Clay Birdwell. Clay was a dear friend, strong leader and a true Texas cattleman”.

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Good Husbandry Grants Available for Farmers

Good Husbandry Grants Available for Farmers

Beef Today

Grants up to $5,000 are available to farmers already in the Animal Welfare Approved program and to farmers that have submitted an application. Grant applications must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2013.

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Cattle producers can take advantage of high-quality, second-cutting hay

Cattle producers can take advantage of high-quality, second-cutting hay

Hannah Harper

Ag Answers

Indiana’s second hay cutting is lower yielding, but higher in nutritional value than the first. Knowing this can help cattle producers decide on a feeding program and supplement strategy for their herds for the next year.

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MCA and MSU bull evaluation program celebrates 26 years

MCA and MSU bull evaluation program celebrates 26 years

Kevin Gould

Michigan State University

The MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program began with a group of cow-calf producers getting in a pickup and traveling to find a host site to house a bull evaluation program. The adventure started in Michigan more than 26 years ago. Once a site was located, the joint venture between the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association (MCA), Michigan State University (MSU) and host farm began.

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Calm Animals Are Safer Animals, Temple Grandin Says

Calm Animals Are Safer Animals, Temple Grandin Says

P.J. Griekspoor

Beef Producer

Scared animals are dangerous animals and that alone is enough reason for handlers to educate themselves on low-stress handling techniques, renowned animal behavior specialist and Colorado State University professor Temple Grandin said during a presentation to a Cattleman’s Workshop in Dodge City.

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Northern Beef Packers needs to sell plant quickly

Northern Beef Packers needs to sell plant quickly

Argus Leader

An investment company that loaned a troubled South Dakota beef plant $35 million last September says Northern Beef Packers has no cash and a quick sale is needed to preserve the value of the state-of-the-art facility.

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