Daily Archives: September 23, 2015

Do you earn premiums or avoid discounts when selling feeder cattle?

Do you earn premiums or avoid discounts when selling feeder cattle?

The Beef RoundTable

For eons producers have worked to hone their skills to market their cattle as a “Value Added” product, rather than just selling their calf crop. This month have two guests that know the beef cattle marketing business as few do. This duo sees the livestock marketing world from two diverse views, but both with the same deep understanding. This month Jackie Moore, Joplin Regional Stockyards and Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University, give us two unique views of the business of Beef marketing.

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Showing cattle teaches youth core values.

Showing cattle teaches youth core values.

Raney Lovorn

Angus Journal

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you is The Golden Rule. As simple as it sounds, a defining moment comes with the realization that following this rule is a personal choice made regardless of the treatment received in return.

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Hereford annual meeting weekend planned

Hereford annual meeting weekend planned

The Cattle Business Weekly

Members of the American Hereford Association (AHA) will gather in Kansas City Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Hereford enthusiasts from across the U.S. will enjoy three days of events and activities including educational forums, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal.  

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Environmental story of pasture-raised beef is being missed

Environmental story of pasture-raised beef is being missed

Walt Davis

Beef Producer

Pasture-raised cattle have a lot more to offer than lean, tasty beef. Their environmental story is being missed.

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Managed Grazing Can Improve Stream Corridors

Managed Grazing Can Improve Stream Corridors

Howard Moechnig

On Pasture

Exclusion of livestock from streams doesn’t always result in better conditions for fisheries and wildlife or prevent negative impacts to the environment. Here’s how livestock and animal impact can be used as needed to maintain healthy streams and riparian corridors.

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Crunch the numbers before you buy those heifers

Crunch the numbers before you buy those heifers

Heather Maude

BEEF
“The days of developing heifers from calves to breds for $300 are gone. But, so are $500 heifer calves in the fall. Is it worth it to develop and retain your own heifers? Can you afford not to?”

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Cattlemen’s Beef Board’s Jared Brackett ranches in a fish bowl

Cattlemen’s Beef Board’s Jared Brackett ranches in a fish bowl

Chuck Jolley

Drovers

Let’s clarify, he ranches on 50,000 acres of state, federal and private public lands, located in the Antelope Springs Allotment, one of the most remote parts of Idaho. "I’m raising 600 to 800 mother cows," he said.  Like a lot of Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) members, his ranch is a multi-generation family business.

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Science lacking in alarmist report on beef safety

Science lacking in alarmist report on beef safety

Alberta Farm Express

Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center released its Beef Report last month. A number of questions, concerns and criticisms have been raised by the North American Meat Institute, the International Food Information Council, Business Insider, and others. Rather than answer the specific questions raised, Consumer Reports encouraged people to read the report more closely.

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Iowa Beef Center Specialist Receives Regents Award for Staff Excellence

Iowa Beef Center Specialist Receives Regents Award for Staff Excellence

Iowa Beef Center

Garland Dahlke, associate scientist for Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University’s animal science department, received the Professional & Scientific Regents Award for Excellence during the annual University award ceremony Monday.

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There are no antibiotics in your meat: now stop

There are no antibiotics in your meat: now stop

Amanda Zaluckyj

The Farmers Daughter

If you’ve been on social media or any news website over the past couple days, chances are you’ve seen the above headline, or something darn near close to it. Along with the headline above, CNN’s version of the story highlights include: “New report examines antibiotics in meat supply at 25 U.S. chain restaurants.”

The problem is that’s not really what the report reviewed.

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