Daily Archives: March 17, 2015

Fine-tuned Heterosis

Fine-tuned Heterosis

Wes Ishmael

Hereford World

A whole new generation can remain hidden within the same old proverbial forest when gazing for too long in the rearview mirror.

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Review Team Finds No Evidence of Animal Abuse at Nebraska Research Center

Review Team Finds No Evidence of Animal Abuse at Nebraska Research Center

Chris Clayton

DTN

A panel of outside researchers declared in a draft report Monday they found no evidence of current animal abuse or mistreatment at a USDA animal and meat research facility in Nebraska.

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Avoid the Headache: Properly Submitting DNA Samples

Avoid the Headache: Properly Submitting DNA Samples

Tonya Amen

A Steak in Genomics

Staff at AGI have a mantra about blood card sampling—Donor Dams Die. Collect samples on your animals, even if you think you will never DNA test that animal. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Role of research for the future of beef production

Role of research for the future of beef production

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Known cattle production efficiency and health problems, new challenges and opportunities, changing economic and societal situations, and human curiosity all drive the need for beef cattle research.

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Feed Directive Will Require Stronger Relationship Between Producers and Vets

Feed Directive Will Require Stronger Relationship Between Producers and Vets

Oklahoma Farm Report

The livestock industry, pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. government have reached an agreement about the future use of antibiotics, so cattlemen will need to get prepared for changes.

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3 ways springtime mud can affect cattle performance

3 ways springtime mud can affect cattle performance

Beef Producer

According to a recent Cow-Calf Corner newsletter article prepared by Russ Euken, Iowa State University Extension beef program specialist and Kris Kohl, ISU Extension ag engineering program specialist, there are three ways springtime mud can impact both beef producers’ bottom lines and cattle comfort.

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Expansion means emphasis must shift from cost to increasing value

Expansion means emphasis must shift from cost to increasing value

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

Producers finally received sufficient moisture and economic incentive last year to begin herd expansion in earnest. In fact, according to USDA’s latest annual Cattle Inventory report, the nation began 2015 with 2% more beef cows (29.7 million head) and 4% more replacement heifers (5.8 million head). The inventory of all cattle and calves was 1% more at 89.8 million head.

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Texas Beef Industry Calls New Dietary Guidelines “Flawed”

Texas Beef Industry Calls New Dietary Guidelines "Flawed"

KBTX

New diet guidelines from the federal government say we should be eating less meat, and as you might expect, that’s not sitting well with the beef industry here in Texas.

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Beef Checkoff Launched “Rev It Up” Contest

Beef Checkoff Launched “Rev It Up” Contest

Agri Marketing

The Beef Checkoff Program has a unique opportunity to encourage checkoff investors to share how they personally benefit from checkoff efforts, thanks to a generous donation from Yamaha of a 3-passenger Viking EPS 4×4 with specialized accessories valued at $21,728.07.

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AI offers affordable options that can improve genetics

AI offers affordable options that can improve genetics

Rae Price

Western Livestock Journal

The use of artificial insemination (AI) in cattle herds has many benefits for cattle producers including the ability to affordably improve genetics and plan breeding and calving cycles.

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