Monthly Archives: August 2013

Beef or bull? What Zilmax teaches us about Industry Science

Beef or bull? What Zilmax teaches us about Industry Science

Tim Schwab

Food & Water Watch

Over the last few weeks, the largest corporate meatpackers shocked beef markets by announcing they would no longer accept cattle treated with the widely used drug Zilmax.

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The Science of Beef Quality

The Science of Beef Quality


A great steak doesn’t just happen. A long list of factors ranging from genetics to aging and cooking techniques influence the beef-eating experience, and as a meat scientist at Colorado State University, Dale Woerner, PhD, devotes considerable study to those factors.

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Diseases Affecting Reproduction in Beef Cattle

Diseases Affecting Reproduction in Beef Cattle

Ron Parker

New Mexico State University

Infertility and abortions in cattle are two of the greatest problems the cattle breeder faces. The causes are complex and difficult to identify.

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Do livestock feed additives, like beta-agonists, cause animal welfare problems?

Do livestock feed additives, like beta-agonists, cause animal welfare problems?


We understand how people may have questions about animal welfare, particularly with recent media coverage about the use of Zilmax, an animal feed ingredient. Like consumers, the beef community wants to do everything possible to assure animal welfare and determine the causes of recent reports of cattle lameness and other animal welfare questions

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Profit Robber

Profit Robber

Lauren Caggiano

Feedlot Magazine

Internal parasites cost money and reduce profits, but conversely parasite control pays dividends.. A recent study from Iowa State University identified parasite control as the single most important economic factor in producing beef efficiently.

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Types of Livestock Scales

Types of Livestock Scales

Sheza Naeem

American Cattlemen

Livestock scales are generally used in weighing large animals like cattle, horses and sheep, since these animals need to be held and weighed accurately. Weighing scales are particularly important to veterinarians specializing in farm animals because typical veterinary scales are unable to weigh large animals.

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Just whom are you calling an old-timer?

Just whom are you calling an old-timer?

Jennifer M. Latzke

High Plains Journal

Of course it had to be a black steer with an attitude. What else would be appropriate for me to haul through the show ring during the first ever Old-Timer’s Showmanship Contest at the fair back home?

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