Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

Why Does Science Matter?

Why Does Science Matter?

Rachael Wolters

Beef Ambassador

This summer I put myself through 8 weeks of Organic Chemistry. As an Animal Science major, I am required to take several chemistry, biology, and any other “ology” class you can think of. Sometimes I wonder why it is necessary for someone like me, who wants to study beef cattle to learn about Newman projection of molecules, or the official IUPAC nomenclature for organic compounds. How can knowledge of organic chemistry be of any benefit to me as a cattle producer?

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COOL is top of mind in Denver

COOL is top of mind in Denver

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s summer conference is getting underway in Denver.  Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) will be one of the main topics discussed.

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Study shows Beef Checkoff program yields $11.20 per $1 invested

Study shows Beef Checkoff program yields $11.20 per $1 invested

Laura Mushrush

Drovers

Consequently with the decline in the national beef numbers, Beef Checkoff budgets have taken a significant hit – but that hasn’t stopped the $1 investment per head of cattle sold program from accelerating in returns.

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