Daily Archives: March 19, 2015

Safe and Effective Cattle Handling is Important

Safe and Effective Cattle Handling is Important

R. Gill, Ph,D and R. Machen, Ph.D

Cattle Today

Safe and effective cattle handling has always been important. In the last few years there has been a move toward what has been called low-stress handling or as we prefer to call it a return to sound effective stockmanship.

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Diagnosing a Limp

Diagnosing a Limp

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Sometimes, the reason for a limp is as simple as having something in the hoof. I have removed tacks and nails, especially big-headed roofing nails, from cows’ feet. So take a look and see if she has managed to step on something.

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Vilsack Address Beef Checkoff MOU, Still Touts His Plan of Second Checkoff

Vilsack Address Beef Checkoff MOU, Still Touts His Plan of Second Checkoff

Oklahoma Farm Report

This past week seven groups signed off on a so-called Memorandum of Understanding from the Beef Checkoff Working Group, as the groups try to move forward on getting a vote successfully for a second dollar for the dollar per head checkoff.

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CAB’s interactive meat lab

CAB’s interactive meat lab

The Cattle Business Weekly

Certified Angus Beef has a created a meat lab experience for food industry sales representatives. Nobody likes to sit in a daylong meeting with nothing but Power-Point slides—especially if you’re an always-on-the-go salesperson. That’s why the Certified Angus Beef brand found a fun, interactive way to empower beef marketers.

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Efficiency key in organic beef production

Efficiency key in organic beef production

Mary MacArthur

The Western Producer

There is good margin in the organic beef industry for some people but not for everyone, says organic beef producer Tim Hoven. He said the organic beef industry must become more efficient feeding, finishing, slaughtering and distributing its product if it is to survive and thrive.

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Save the Date: 2015 Range Beef Cow Symposium

Save the Date: 2015 Range Beef Cow Symposium


The 24th Range Beef Cow Symposium will be held on November 17 to 19, 2015 at The Ranch, an event center on the Larimer County Fairgrounds near Fort Collins, Colo. The Range Beef Cow Symposium has been held on a biennial basis since the first symposium was held in 1969 in Chadron, Nebraska.

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Thirty-two groups denounce Beef Checkoff MOU

Thirty-two groups denounce Beef Checkoff MOU


Today 32 groups sent a letter urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the chairmen and ranking members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate agriculture committees to reject the newest proposal to double the assessment rate for the federally mandated Beef Checkoff Program and investigate the group’s allegation that Beef Checkoff Program funds are being used unlawfully to support the rate increase.

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Animal Agriculture Tells House: It’s Time to Ditch the Rule

Animal Agriculture Tells House: It’s Time to Ditch the Rule


Today, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Past President Steve Foglesong testified before the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry at their hearing titled, “Waters of the U.S. Rulemaking and its Impact on Rural America.”

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Turn your hayfield into a pasture

Turn your hayfield into a pasture

Jim Gerrish

Progressive Cattleman

With the ever-increasing cost of making hay, more and more cattlemen are kicking the hay habit and pushing their cattle to graze more days of the year.

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Seven groups sign off on beef checkoff changes

Seven groups sign off on beef checkoff changes

Carol Ryan Dumas

Capital Press

Seven of the eight organizations in the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to add an additional $1 a head to the beef checkoff assessment and change the makeup of the committee that nominates candidates for the operating committee, which decides checkoff spending.

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