Daily Archives: December 13, 2013

University of Minnesota Offers Beef Home Study Course

University of Minnesota Offers Beef Home Study Course

The Course Objective is to Introduce participants to the wide array of online and smartphone resources available for beef cattle management.

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Why Antibiotic Makers Aren’t Worried About FDA’s Livestock Rules

Why Antibiotic Makers Aren’t Worried About FDA’s Livestock Rules

Venessa Wong


Still, some argue worries about drug resistance are misguided. The American Veterinary Medical Association disputes claims that the use of antibiotics in animals harms human health, saying, “it doesn’t account for the benefits of preventing disease … While outbreaks of resistant foodborne pathogens have been reported, very few have been epidemiologically traced back to the farm.”

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Antibiotic abuse on the farm

Antibiotic abuse on the farm

Baltimore Sun

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation’s top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks.

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Ranch to table,  Steering a new course

Ranch to table,  Steering a new course

Weatherford Democrat


 Aledo veterinarian Dr. Glenn Rogers doesn’t have a beef with the traditional way cattle are raised and brought to market.

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Antimicrobial Resistance Management in Livestock Production

Antimicrobial Resistance Management in Livestock Production

Real Agriculture

Understanding and managing antimicrobial resistance is important for livestock production and to ensure the continued effectiveness of veterinary products. It’s also a complex issue under intense public scrutiny two factors that, under the wrong conditions, don’t go well together.

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Making Manure and Fertilizer Equivalent Calculations Easy

Making Manure and Fertilizer Equivalent Calculations Easy

Beef Producer

Manure is valuable, but how valuable? It’s a question that many farmers and ranchers have considered – probably more than once or twice. But a new smartphone app is ready to take the guesswork out of the answer.

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The sell-buy mindset

The sell-buy mindset

Jesse Bussard           

Pearl Snaps Blog

Back in September I wrote a blog about the differences between buy-sell and sell-buy marketing. When it comes to sell-buy marketing there are a lot of things people “think” they know about this style of livestock marketing, but there’s also a lot of things they don’t.

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Cattle Producers Want You to See Inside the Barn

Cattle Producers Want You to See Inside the Barn

Facts about Beef

Farmers and ranchers consistently open their barn doors to allow interested consumers the opportunity to see first-hand how beef is raised.  From school groups to community tours, the public is consistently invited into farms and ranches throughout the country. Many of these consumers even document and share their experiences with others.

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Indiana Regional Beef Meetings Will Offer Farmers Industry Updates

Indiana Regional Beef Meetings Will Offer Farmers Industry Updates


The Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Purdue Extension will host 10 meetings around the state in December and January to give cattle producers the latest industry information.

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Three-State Beef Conference set for January

Three-State Beef Conference set for January

Iowa Farmer Today

Area beef producers should make plans to attend the first Three-State Beef Conference that will be Jan. 14-16 with locations in Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

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