Daily Archives: August 20, 2015

2015 Grassfed Exchange Conference scheduled for next month

2015 Grassfed Exchange Conference scheduled for next month

Beef Producer

Farmers and ranchers invited to attend conference on succession planning, grass finishing and beef processing

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How focusing on preconditioning can add value

How focusing on preconditioning can add value

Miranda Reiman

BEEF

It’s been talked about for 60 years. It’s better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders and could provide a 169% return on investment. “2014 was the biggest ‘no brainer’ year in history to precondition your calves,” says Purdue University veterinarian W. Mark Hilton. “2015 could be even better.”

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Where’s the beef? And what is it?

Where’s the beef? And what is it?

Daniel Neman

Tyler Morning Telegraph

A recent caller was complaining about the quality of meat found in grocery stores these days. She almost never sees Prime meat anymore, she said, and it is even hard to find Choice. All she finds these days is Select and below.

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American Gelbvieh Association Provides New Genetic Tools For Ranchers

American Gelbvieh Association Provides New Genetic Tools For Ranchers

AgriMarketing

The American Gelbvieh Association is excited to announce the launch of the Smart Select Service data management system that provides genetic tools to aid commercial cattlemen in the selection process.

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Gaines joins Red Angus Association of America

Gaines joins Red Angus Association of America

Twig Marston, CEO Red Angus Association of America, announced today that Beth Gaines has been hired to fill the role as the Communications Coordinator.  “We are pleased to bring Beth onto the Red Angus team,” Marston said.  “Her extensive agricultural communications experience will be an asset to our organization.  She understands the need for effective outreach to our customers, members as well as to our media partners.  Her professional experiences will serve our organization very well.”

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Show Ring Ethics: Cheaters Never Prosper. . .  Or Do They?

Show Ring Ethics: Cheaters Never Prosper. . .  Or Do They?

Andrew Hunt

The BullVine

When we were young, we were always told to be honest and never to cheat. The phrase “Cheaters never prosper” was ingrained in us from an early age. But, as we grow older, we begin to wonder about this statement. We all know people who have cheated and were not caught and they sure seem to have prospered.

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Consumer Trends: Why eat meat?

Consumer Trends: Why eat meat?

Suzanne B. Bopp

Drovers

Eating meat is axiomatic for beef producers — they’ve probably never stopped to ponder why they do it. But that’s not necessarily true for consumers. Some do ask themselves, and some decide they don’t have a good answer and give up meat.

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Fall 2015 cow-calf marketing considerations

Fall 2015 cow-calf marketing considerations

Derrell S. Peel

FarmTalk

Feeder cattle prices have bounced off the recent summer lows. For the week ending Aug.14, 2015, the Oklahoma seven-market average price of 450-500 pound, Medium/Large, number one steers was $283.81 per cwt., up from recent summer lows and $7-$8 per cwt higher than this time last year.

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Study examines decline of Texas livestock auction markets

Study examines decline of Texas livestock auction markets

Blair Fannin

Texas A&M

Declining cow numbers have led to consolidation in Texas livestock auction markets following devastating droughts the past decade, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study.

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Maps Show Massive Increase in EPA Authority, Regulatory Uncertainty for Everyone Else

Maps Show Massive Increase in EPA Authority, Regulatory Uncertainty for Everyone Else

Farm Bureau Federation

A series of maps released today by the American Farm Bureau Federation show how the EPA will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected August 28. That expansion comes even as major parts of the rule remain largely incomprehensible to experts and laypeople, alike.

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