Daily Archives: November 26, 2013

At $55 Per Pound This Beef Melts in Your Mouth

At $55 Per Pound This Beef Melts in Your Mouth

Mark Parker

Progressive Farmer

Raising Japanese cattle in the heart of the Ozarks puts JB Kobe Beef Farms way outside the U.S. beef-production box.

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Abortion Diagnostics

Abortion Diagnostics

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

If you keep livestock long term, you will experience death losses. Most cow-calf producers expect to suffer some losses due to abortion and stillborn calves. However, they typically expect those to occur in a very small percentage of pregnancies.

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Preparing the Cow Herd for Cold Weather

Preparing the Cow Herd for Cold Weather

Rick Rasby

University of Nebraska

Cows in an optimal body condition score (BCS 5 to 6) are better able to withstand adverse environmental conditions. As a risk management strategy at the ranch level going into the winter, reduce the number of BCS 4 cows and increase the number of BCS 5 cows in your herd.

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Want Efficient Cows? Feed Them Well

Want Efficient Cows? Feed Them Well

Beef Producer

With winter months ahead, keeping an eye on herd body condition will be essential to easy calving and re-breeding, a Texas A&M beef cattle specialist told a group of producers at the South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic recently.

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Hunter has a cow when bovines invade hunting area

Hunter has a cow when bovines invade hunting area

Marc Murrell

Topeka Capital Journal

Anyone who spends time hunting has run across their fair share of cows.

These often harmless bovine are a fixture in many pastures, woodlands and ranches frequented by deer and turkeys. Sometimes they mingle, sometimes they don’t. One thing is certain — they are often a source of entertainment, or headache, for some outdoorsmen.

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NAFTA and US Farmers—20 Years Later

NAFTA and US Farmers—20 Years Later

Karen Hansen-Kuhn

Common Dreams

One of the clearest stories from the NAFTA experience has been the devastation wreaked on the Mexican countryside by dramatic increases in imports of cheap U.S. corn.

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Never too late to start career in showing cattle

Never too late to start career in showing cattle

Mary MacArthur

The Western Producer

Some people buy a fancy sports car or take a cruise to satisfy their midlife crisis. Shelley Grundberg quit her job and started to show cattle.

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School Raises Cattle For Hands-On Learning And Earning

School Raises Cattle For Hands-On Learning And Earning

Ann Behling  

Hay and Forage Grower

When challenged to help trim the Nettle Creek School Corporation’s tight budget, two staff members looked no further than its 40-acre Hagerstown, IN, farm.

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USDA’s Meat ID Labels Spark International Food Fight

USDA’s Meat ID Labels Spark International Food Fight

Ciaran McEvoy

Investors Business Daily

Most Americans don’t know where their chicken, beef and pork were born, raised and slaughtered, but a new rule now requires that labeling. Supporters say it educates consumers. But critics, including major meat companies, say it’s a costly and unnecessary protectionist measure.

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Beef farmers planning commingled cattle pool to do business with big buyers

Beef farmers planning commingled cattle pool to do business with big buyers

TED BOOKER

Watertown Daily Times

North country beef farmers are preparing to do business with farms across the Midwest next fall by pooling their calves into a commingled herd.

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