Daily Archives: March 4, 2015

Technology-driven Seedstock Marketing

Technology-driven Seedstock Marketing

Joann Pipkin

Angus Journal

Galen Fink remembers a time when marketing his seedstock began a couple of weeks before his production sale. Today, it’s a different ballgame.

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First-Calf Heifer Keeps Coming Into Heat

First-Calf Heifer Keeps Coming Into Heat

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Bring in a veterinarian to check out this heifer, it may be treatable.

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E. coli vaccine effective but seldom used in feedlot cattle

E. coli vaccine effective but seldom used in feedlot cattle

Doug Powell

Research shows that STEC-related bacteria cause more than 175,000 human illnesses per year with an annual direct economic cost ranging from $489 million to $993 million, said Kansas State University agricultural economist, Glynn Tonsor.

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Beef Checkoff Creating a Bigger Beef Community and Love for American Beef

Beef Checkoff Creating a Bigger Beef Community and Love for American Beef

Oklahoma Farm Report

The nation’s beef checkoff is targeting those that love beef in this country.   In recent years, the checkoff shifted from using traditional forms of media like radio, television and print to more actively engage directly with beef lovers through social media and digital platforms.

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Senate bill would curb therapeutic antibiotic use in livestock

Senate bill would curb therapeutic antibiotic use in livestock

Beef Producer

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, this week introduced the Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act, a bill to limit use of medically-important antibiotics in agriculture. The bill is cosponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

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What’s the value of a bred beef heifer in 2015

What’s the value of a bred beef heifer in 2015?

Harlan Hughes

BEEF

This month, I’ll focus on projecting the economic value of a preg-checked heifer in the current price cycle. Specifically, we’ll focus on a 2013-born crossbred heifer, bred in 2014 and scheduled to have her first calf in spring 2015.

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COOL not cool or consistent in US trade agenda

COOL not cool or consistent in US trade agenda

Michael Raine

The Western Producer

U.S. agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has conceded that country-of-origin labelling contradicts his government’s international trade promotion policies and free trade agreements.

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1,100 calves missing from Braum’s facility near Follett

1,100 calves missing from Braum’s facility near Follett

Kevin Welch

Amarillo.com

It’s literally a question of “Where’s the beef?” Cattle possibly worth about $1.4 million are missing from a facility owned by Braum’s Dairy in the northeast Texas Panhandle.

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Scientists use mouse gene to create TB-resistant cattle

Scientists use mouse gene to create TB-resistant cattle

FarmingUK

Scientists have created the first genetically engineered cattle which they say are resistant to tuberculosis, thereby reducing the need to cull infected herds.

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Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that’s a thing!

Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that’s a thing!

Catholic Online

When many Americans think of monks and nuns, they imagine brown or black-clad cloistered people who do nothing but pray all day in perfect isolation from the rest of the world. It’s a common misconception and perhaps it dissuades many from a life that is actually filled with quite a bit of interaction and adventure. Nowhere is this more evident than on a ranch in Colorado run by nuns.

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