Daily Archives: June 5, 2015

Sell-Buy Marketing Strategy Ensures Profit

Sell-Buy Marketing Strategy Ensures Profit

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Art McElroy grazes forage-raised cattle in Saskatchewan, just north of Havre, Mont., using Angus bulls in his herd of 150-200 cows. He manages his own yearlings and custom grazes about 1,200 head of yearlings annually for a neighbor.

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A Quick Shot for Thought: Take Aim at Controlling Breeding Costs

A Quick Shot for Thought: Take Aim at Controlling Breeding Costs

Matt Stockton

University of Nebraska

With cattle markets at record high prices cow-calf producers find themselves competing for production inputs at higher costs. In an effort to economize, questions that may arise might be “What is a breeding bull worth?” or “How much per calf are my breeding costs?”.

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Highland cattle both lean and tasty

Highland cattle both lean and tasty

MARY MCCLINTOCK

The Recorder

I knew they were fuzzy, but I didn’t know much else about Highland cattle. Julie said, “The Highland breed produces very tasty beef that is extremely tender, low in fat and cholesterol, and high in protein and iron.

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WV Agriculture officials tout state’s beef industry during Charleston event

WV Agriculture officials tout state’s beef industry during Charleston event

The State Journal

Department of Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick took advantage of an opportunity to tout the state’s growing beef industry during the West Virginia Beef Show at the Capitol Market in downtown Charleston, WV June 3.

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Making sense of food labels when marketing cattle

Making sense of food labels when marketing cattle

Tri State Neighbor

Many food labels bombard shoppers with various animal welfare claims as well as non-GMO or pasture raised references. It can be just as confusing for producers to make sense of all these options when determining new marketing opportunities for their cattle, said Heidi Carroll, Livestock Stewardship Extension Associate.

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Canada files WTO request for $3B trade retaliation on COOL

Canada files WTO request for $3B trade retaliation on COOL

Farm Futures

Canada’s ag ministry on Thursday asked the World Trade Organization for authorization to complete $3 billion in retaliatory measures on grounds that the U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling requirement harms trade.

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Nebraska Cattlemen applaud ‘Dreamers’ bill

Nebraska Cattlemen applaud ‘Dreamers’ bill

The North Platte Bulletin

With the passage of LB 623 on a vote of 34 to 9, Nebraska joins 49 other states in granting driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants who have approved federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

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Federal cafeterias will reduce meat with antibiotics

Federal cafeterias will reduce meat with antibiotics

CBS News

Mr. Obama has said such drug-resistant bacteria are one of the most serious public health issues and asked Congress to increase funding to fight the problem.

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Canada to discuss COOL rule as ag minister visits D.C.

Canada to discuss COOL rule as ag minister visits D.C.

Janell Thomas

Beef Producer

Canadian ag minister Gerry Ritz this week is in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Country of Origin Labeling rule with members of Congress and industry groups, planning to reaffirm the country’s position that the rule enforces "protectionist" measures on trade.

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The Veterinary Feed Directive and livestock antibiotic use

The Veterinary Feed Directive and livestock antibiotic use

BEEF

Changes are happening in antibiotic use for beef producers. Kerry Keffaber, DVM and Advisor for Scientific Affairs and Policy at Elanco, describes these changes, including a description of the Veterinary Feed Directive process.

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