Daily Archives: July 27, 2015

Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands

Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands

Beth Burritt

On Pasture

Cattle can damage streams and surrounding vegetation (riparian areas) by over-grazing riparian vegetation, breaking down banks, decreasing water quality, which can reduce fish populations and wildlife numbers.

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Ask the Silage Doctor: Corn stover silage

Ask the Silage Doctor: Corn stover silage

Drovers

We are planning to ensile corn stover at 50% dry matter (DM) with molasses, rolled corn and an inoculant. Would the resulting silage be of high enough quality for beef cattle?

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Stabenow’s Solution Guarantees Trade War with Canada and Mexico

Stabenow’s Solution Guarantees Trade War with Canada and Mexico

BeefUSA.org

Senator Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced legislation today that fails to fix mandatory Country-of-Origin labeling, driving the United States even closer to the forthcoming trade war with Canada and Mexico. With four decisions against the law, the World Trade Organization will soon allow Canada and Mexico to impose over $3 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs annually on an array of U.S. commodities.

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Critics Hear E.P.A.’s Voice in ‘Public Comments’

Critics Hear E.P.A.’s Voice in ‘Public Comments’

Coral Davenport, Eric Lipton

New York Times

In a campaign that tests the limits of federal lobbying law, the agency orchestrated a drive to counter political opposition from Republicans and enlist public support in concert with liberal environmental groups and a grass-roots organization aligned with President Obama.

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UC Davis to host beef reproduction symposium

UC Davis to host beef reproduction symposium

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

The Beef Reproduction Task Force and the University of California, Davis, Department of Animal Science are pleased to announce the 2015 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) Symposium, which will be Aug. 17-18, 2015, on the UC Davis campus in Davis, Calif.

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7 Lessons Learned from Showing Livestock

7 Lessons Learned from Showing Livestock

Laurie Bedord

Agriculture.com

One show halter and one show stick guide a 1,000-pound animal. Those seemingly simple pieces of equipment have harnessed a lifetime of lessons for Liz, Maddie, and Grace Tusha.

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The slow demise of COOL and how it’s hurt the beef industry

The slow demise of COOL and how it’s hurt the beef industry

Troy Marshall

BEEF
As expected, the World Trade Organization (WTO) upheld Mexico’s and Canada’s complaint that mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) violates this country’s international trade obligations. This final ruling announced earlier this week is the last hurdle in what promises to be a trade war with two trading partners that we do over $1 trillion in business with.

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