Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

Tech on the range

Tech on the range

David Sowders

Eastern Arizona Courier

Cattle ranching isn’t what it used to be, as current technology has changed how ranchers manage business. New ideas are coming together with slightly older ones to possibly revolutionize range operations.

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Digital Marketing Key Ingredient for Beef Checkoff to Reach Millennial Generation

Digital Marketing Key Ingredient for Beef Checkoff to Reach Millennial Generation

Oklahoma Farm Report

The strategic shift moving from print advertising to digital promotion by the national beef checkoff goes hand-in-hand with targeting millennials. Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chief Executive Officer Polly Ruhland said this an essential generation to target when it comes to the future of beef demand.

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6 estate tax headlines: What to know about the ‘death tax’

6 estate tax headlines: What to know about the ‘death tax’

Janelle Thomas

Beef Producer

Legislators sponsoring death tax repeal say it’s especially hard on family farmers, as some farms must sell land or other assets to pay estate taxes due following the death of a family member. It will be the first time the House has considered such a bill in 10 years, and also includes additional provisions that impact gift taxes.

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Make a record of twins or other multiple births

Make a record of twins or other multiple births

Robert Bourne

Durant Democrat

Estimates of the percentage of beef cattle births that produce twins vary. One estimate (Gilmore) puts the percentage at about 0.5% or 1 in every 200 births. Approximately one-half of the sets of twins should contain both a bull and a heifer calf.

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The Salmonella saga continues

The Salmonella saga continues

Ashley Arnold

The National Provisioner

The presence of Salmonella in beef products and development of methods to prevent that presence have been focal points for all sectors of the beef industry in recent years.

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The Difference Between Grass-fed and Feedlot Beef

The Difference Between Grass-fed and Feedlot Beef

Gail Nickel-Kailing,

Good Food World

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

No, Virginia, not all cows eat grass. That lovely image of a herd of cattle happily munching away and contentedly chewing their cud is mostly a figment of your imagination.

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Calving expert: Colostrum is key to health of calf

Calving expert: Colostrum is key to health of calf

Farm and Ranch Guide

The most important time of a newborn calf’s life is the first 24 hours, thus the significance of administering colostrum as soon as possible after birth. A good rule of thumb is “the sooner, the better.”

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