Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

AFBF Has Backed COOL in the Past, But Group Fears Trade Retaliation

AFBF Has Backed COOL in the Past, But Group Fears Trade Retaliation

Chris Clayton

DTN

Dale Moore, chief of staff for AFBF, said the Farm Bureau board has been discussing COOL since the first World Trade Organization ruling on country-of-origin labeling, but the latest decision by a WTO appellate board earlier this month forced Farm Bureau leaders to consider the need to repeal the law.

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Building consumer trust: Transparency is not optional

Building consumer trust: Transparency is not optional

Sherry Bunting

Progressive Cattleman

“Instead of mass communication, we have masses of communicators,” said Arnot about the wave of social media contributing to consumers’ perspectives as they gravitate more toward the information they learn from friends, family and people who share their values than they do from experts and scientists.

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Education Critical for Effective Cattle Lameness Management

Education Critical for Effective Cattle Lameness Management

ZinPro

When it comes to effectively managing lameness in dairy and beef cattle, there is no magic bullet. The cause is often complex, involving factors such as housing conditions, management practices, nutrition and the environment.

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Grass tetany in beef cattle: prevention and treatment

Grass tetany in beef cattle: prevention and treatment

Todd Vineyard

Wise County Messenger

Grass tetany can affect all classes of cattle, but older cows with calves at side during winter and spring are most at risk. Very thin and overly fat animals are also more susceptible.

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A celebration of beef

A celebration of beef

Chris Lawrence

Metro News

Students clad in their trademark blue Future Farmers of America Jackets along with the West Virginia Beef Queen roamed the Capital Market in Charleston Monday with trays in hand offering up samples of beef tips and beef kabobs to anybody interested in eating one.

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Cattlemen Highlight BQA at White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

Cattlemen Highlight BQA at White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

BeefUSA

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association participated in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship in Washington D.C. Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Kathy Simmons and Dr. Mike Apley, a cattle producer and veterinarian from Kansas attended and participated in the meeting on behalf of NCBA.

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Can you justify your ranch’s water use? Soon you might have too

Can you justify your ranch’s water use? Soon you might have too

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

“American agriculture is in a reactive position for the first time in human history,” explained Aubrey Bettencourt, California Water Alliance executive director, at the recent annual conference of the National Institute of Animal Agriculture. “For the first time, agricultural producers have to explain their role in society and why it’s important. For the first time, they must justify what they do.”

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