Daily Archives: September 10, 2014

Take Grazing Outside the Box

Take Grazing Outside the Box

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

If you see a group of steers in a field of green corn, you can generally bet it is either an accident or a salvage operation for a drought-stunted crop. But not at Josh Gunn’s operation. Grazing green corn is just one way he makes use of a high-quality summer annual.

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Beware COOL ‘reform’

Beware COOL ‘reform’

Morning AG Clips

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson argues in a recent Politico op-ed that the opponents of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), having lost their battles on both the ideological front as well as in the courts, are now trying have the law gutted in the name of “reform.”

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Beef Animal Welfare Views: U.S. Public vs. Cattle Producers

Beef Animal Welfare Views: U.S. Public vs. Cattle Producers

Feedstuffs

The researchers noted that all livestock industries, beef included, are faced with mounting pressure to adjust animal welfare practices in response to societal concerns.

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OSU to host national beef reproduction conference

OSU to host national beef reproduction conference

Stillwater News Press

Cow-calf producers and large-animal veterinarians should plan to attend the 2014 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference hosted by Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

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A new look at acidosis

A new look at acidosis

Canadian Cattleman

Some rumen microbes prefer to break down fibre, while others thrive on sugars and starches. This allows cattle and other ruminants to take advantage of a wide variety of different feeds.

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Beef cattle, forage tips for September

Beef cattle, forage tips for September

Baxter Bulletin

Cow herd performance is an opportunity to use production data to aid in replacement heifer selection or cull cows due to poor performance. A herd performance test involves weighing cows and calves, frame and muscle scoring calves and body condition cows

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House Approves Bill Limiting EPA’s WOTUS Proposal

House Approves Bill Limiting EPA’s WOTUS Proposal

Janell Thomas

Beef Producer

House members on Tuesday approved a bill with a 262-152 vote that could block the U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its revised definition of the "Waters of the United States."

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Probiotics Future In Beef Production Looks Promising

Probiotics Future In Beef Production Looks Promising

Burt Rutherford

BEEF

The livestock industry has long debated the merits of feeding probiotics — microbially derived products that stimulate the growth of other microorganisms in the gut. By improving the intestinal microbial balance, the thinking is that there’s a corresponding boost in production efficiency.’

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Beef – Will It Be What’s For Dinner

Beef – Will It Be What’s For Dinner

Examiner.com

All-time cattle price records fell like Congressional approval ratings this past fall. Can the trend continue in 2014? Some analysts don’t think so.

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Top-class beef advocacy training

Top-class beef advocacy training

Suzanne Strassburger

National Provisioner

I completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program in 2010 as part of my journey to promote everything about the meat industry. Completing the MBA program catapulted me to a whole new level of advocacy, including feature articles in the Wall Street Journal, an appearance on FOX News Live and lots of other media stories.

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