Daily Archives: September 23, 2014

Fall Calvers Hold the Line on Condition

Fall Calvers Hold the Line on Condition

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Winter weather can be tough on cows, even in parts of the South. Johnny and Sharon Rogers raise Red and Black Angus cattle in Roxboro, N.C., in the Piedmont region.

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Scott George Addresses Changes to Beef Checkoff to Attract More Contractors

Scott George Addresses Changes to Beef Checkoff to Attract More Contractors

Oklahoma Farm Report

A representative of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association contends the beef checkoff is not broken, but it is underfunded. NCBA Past President and Wyoming dairy producer Scott George has been serving as a representative for NCBA in the beef checkoff enhancement working group.

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AI/Estrus Synchronization Program Adds Value

AI/Estrus Synchronization Program Adds Value

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Progressive cattlemen look to the “tools of the trade” to help benefit the operation. Relying on advanced reproductive technology (ART) is something most operations fail to capitalize on. Extra management, most of the time, will work to an operators advantage.

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Summer Calving and Fall Breeding

Summer Calving and Fall Breeding

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Calving season dictates breeding season. The most optimal calving season will vary from ranch to ranch, depending on climate, facilities, pasture availability and the goals of the producer.

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Consumers Say Cattle Treatment is More Important than the Cost of Beef

Consumers Say Cattle Treatment is More Important than the Cost of Beef

Lauann Robinson

Nebraska TV

How cattle are treated is more important than the cost of beef, according to new research from Kansas State University and Michigan State University. The public is wanting to know more about how their food is produced and why we produce food the way we do," says Glynn Tonsor, a Kansas State agricultural economist.

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Drought drying up Northern Nevada ranchers’ pocketbooks

Drought drying up Northern Nevada ranchers’ pocketbooks

Rob Sabo

Nevada Appeal

The prolonged drought across the West is drying up profits for Northern Nevada ranchers. Last fall, Battle Mountain rancher Pete Tomera spent more than $300,000 on hay to feed his herd of 1,800-plus head of cattle.

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Retiring to ranching workshop

Retiring to ranching workshop


Tyler Morning Telegraph

As a landowner or agriculture producer, do you ever have questions on whom to contact for various local, state and federal resources when it comes to your forage or livestock operations? When you do call these offices are you still curious as to what services they truly offer?

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Consumers Demand Beef, Despite Uncertainty About Tech Used in Production Process

Consumers Demand Beef, Despite Uncertainty About Tech Used in Production Process

Beef Producer

As a meat scientist for Zoetis, Brad Morgan sees a lot of industry innovations first hand. Interacting with the public, including fellow employees at the animal health company and his own family, he sees the need for education.

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Beef favorability at historically high levels

Beef favorability at historically high levels

Mary Soukup


According to the most recent Consumer Beef Index survey conducted by the Beef Checkoff Program, while consumers’ perception of beef remains at historically high levels, current high prices for beef could be the reason for slightly lower favorability compared to recent surveys.

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From ‘Happy Accidents’ to Intentional Beef Quality

From ‘Happy Accidents’ to Intentional Beef Quality

Miranda Reiman

Angus Beef Bulletin

Doing more with less. In the cattle business, that’s more than a nice idea; it’s the new survival plan.

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