Daily Archives: January 19, 2015

Social Media: Communicate with our customers in their language

Social Media: Communicate with our customers in their language

Carrie Mess

Pork Network

A few years ago I was having a discussion with a salesman at our local implement dealership. When I mentioned something about Facebook, he responded he didn’t worry about Facebook, because “Anybody with enough money to buy a tractor didn’t waste their time on that crap.”

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The end of COOL is certain, but it sure is taking a long time to die

The end of COOL is certain, but it sure is taking a long time to die

Troy Marshall 

BEEF

After the World Trade Organization rulings regarding Canada and Mexico’s challenges of U.S. country-of-original labeling (COOL) were issued, the verdict on the mandatory law was sealed. However, the death of COOL has been long and prolonged.

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Co-product feedstuffs are changing

Co-product feedstuffs are changing

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

New technological advances in the ethanol-making process have resulted in compositional differences in co-product feedstuffs, such as distillers grains with solubles.

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Introducing: the world’s first airport terminal for animals

Introducing: the world’s first airport terminal for animals

Lauren Davidson

The Telegraph

The Ark, which is scheduled to open in the early months of 2016, will include a departure lounge with comfortable places to sit, eat and drink (Costa Coffee for critters?), individual climate-controlled bedrooms for horses and cattle, a vet, an aviary and a Paradise 4 Paws for cats and dogs.

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When do we intervene and assist a cow or heifer in labor?

When do we intervene and assist a cow or heifer in labor?

Glenn Selk

Drovers

Before the spring calving season commences, now is the time to put together and post a protocol for family members and hired employees to follow when they find a cow or heifer starting in the process of calving.

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Ag Coalition for Cuba Launched

Ag Coalition for Cuba Launched

AgWired

More than 25 companies and organizations launched the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) in Washington Thursday to liberalize trade and re-establish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and agriculture exports.

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Cattle tuberculosis confirmed in Castro County

Cattle tuberculosis confirmed in Castro County

Lisa Schmidt

Connect Amarillo

According to a news release from the organization, the infected herds are under quarantine and will remain so until the herds meet all requirements for quarantine release through testing and removal of infected animals.

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