Daily Archives: March 18, 2015

“Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?”

"Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?"

Jared Decker, A Steak in Genomics

University of Missouri

One of the attitudes I try to help beef producers embrace is a scientific, data-driven mindset. This applies to all phases of their operation, from reproduction, nutrition, health, genetics, and other management practices.

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Ready or Not, We’re Calving!

Ready or Not, We’re Calving!

North Dakota State University

Being prepared is a good way to help ensure the calving season goes smoothly. Regardless of whether producers are ready for the calving season, calves are being born. Being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure that the season goes smoothly, say Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist, and Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist.

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Evaluate supplementation strategies

Evaluate supplementation strategies

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

How can your cow-calf enterprise be more efficient and lower input costs in 2015? You may want to explore options in protein supplementation.

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New FDA Rules Change Access to Antibiotics for Beef Producers

New FDA Rules Change Access to Antibiotics for Beef Producers

Oklahoma Farm report

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Veterinarian Dr. Kathy Simmons says new rules for antibiotic use by cattle producers are in the process of being finalized. NCBA is waiting for a final rule on changes made to the Veterinary Feed Directive.

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Panel suggests costs, regulations too great with Waters of U.S.

Panel suggests costs, regulations too great with Waters of U.S.

Janell Thomas

Beef Producer

A group of U.S. water, land and farm stakeholders on Tuesday shared their concerns about the U.S. EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. regulation with House Ag Committee members, suggesting that there are still issues with the proposal that need to be addressed before its approval.

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Carcasses grading Prime & Choice hit a record-high

Carcasses grading Prime & Choice hit a record-high

Nevil Speer

BEEF

The past several weeks have marked a significant accomplishment for the beef industry. That is, the percentage of the fed steer/heifer slaughter achieving the Choice grade has surpassed 70%. Meanwhile, the percentage of cattle grading Prime is consistently running near 5%. In combination, the grading mix of the fed steer and heifer population has eclipsed 75% for the first time in recent history.

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President Proposes Charging Ranchers More for Grazing

President Proposes Charging Ranchers More for Grazing

Alyssa Carducci

Heartland.org

Moving more money from private hands to the government, the Obama administration is proposing budget increases for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management for fiscal year 2016 and has increased grazing fees for 2015.

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Perseverance Pays Off for Santa Gertrudis NUGEN Project

Perseverance Pays Off for Santa Gertrudis NUGEN Project

Belinda Hood Ary

Cattle Today

Dr. Burton McDaniel of MC Ranch in Ringgold, Ga. understands perseverance and can most definitely relate to Spurgeon’s reference to the snail’s determination to survive the flood.

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Why Daylight Saving Time Isn’t About Ag & Doesn’t Help the Economy

Why Daylight Saving Time Isn’t About Ag & Doesn’t Help the Economy

Damien Mason

Linked IN

Did you “spring forward” this weekend? If you did, be careful, studies show an increase in accidents and heart attacks the Monday after Daylight Saving Time is enacted — turns out, that extra hour of daylight you’re getting comes at the expense of your sleep.

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6 Reasons Livestock Projects Raise Great Kids

6 Reasons Livestock Projects Raise Great Kids

Sure Champ

There’s got to be a scientific reason as to why livestock kids are such incredible kids. As a whole, they possess such admirable traits at such a young age — polite, compassionate, confident, hard working, and driven.

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