Daily Archives: May 16, 2014

BeefTalk: Grass Tetany

BeefTalk: Grass Tetany

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Lush grass in the spring is something everyone dreams about. However, there is a dark side: grass tetany. Last year, the Dickinson Research Extension Center had all the right conditions for the onset of grass tetany and, sure enough, it was found.

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Creep-feeding calves this summer

Creep-feeding calves this summer

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

The price of feeder calves is high because of the low cow inventory; there will likely be a lot of competition for calves this fall. Producers are contemplating whether creep-feeding might be economical this year as a management strategy.

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60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6

60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6

Blair Fannin

A look at the past and future aspects of beef cattle production in Texas will be one of the highlights at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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 ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Proposal Likely to Spur Litigation

 ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Proposal Likely to Spur Litigation

Oklahoma Farm Report

The National Cattlemens Beef Association is very worried about ‘clean waters of the US proposal’ from Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers. NCBA Environmental Counsel Ashley McDonald says this proposal would expand the government’s authority to regulate all waters in the country, regardless of size or continuity of flow.

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FDA addresses concerns over proposed spent-grains rule

FDA addresses concerns over proposed spent-grains rule

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

Brewers’ grains and distillers’ grains have become important, high-quality feed commodities in cattle operations, and cattle provide an excellent option for utilizing these byproducts, turning what otherwise could be waste into wholesome and nutritious food.

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Research Review Looks at Beef Productivity in Relation to Selecting for Marbling

Research Review Looks at Beef Productivity in Relation to Selecting for Marbling

Beef Producer

A new research paper debunks the myth the carcass quality must come at the expense of maternal function. Virginia animal scientists reviewed nearly seventy individual studies in an effort to answer the question: has selection for marbling hurt cow herd productivity?

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Patent Suit: Leachman and Verified Beef Clarify Statements Regarding Reputation Feeder Cattle Program

Patent Suit: Leachman and Verified Beef Clarify Statements Regarding Reputation Feeder Cattle Program

Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics

The complete patent is available on Google. Leachman clarified that they did not attempt to patent selection indexes, but stated, "Rather, we patented the determination of market price of a group of feeder calves."

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