Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

Cancer group could label meat a ‘hazard’

Cancer group could label meat a ‘hazard’

Beef Producer

According to various reports, an International Agency for Research on Cancer panel is expected to release a classification Monday that suggests red and processed meat are both cancer "hazards."

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Where did all the cattle go?

Where did all the cattle go?

David Newquist

Northern Valley Beacon

The family farm is a thing of the past.  Actually, the farm itself is a thing of the past.  It is no longer part of an agriculture.  It is now a production unit in a vast food factory that covers the land.  There are a few lingering family farms, but even they have had to adapt to a farm economy that has shifted from the science and art of growing things to mining the soil.

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Is there a health difference between eating grass-fed beef and conventional beef?

Is there a health difference between eating grass-fed beef and conventional beef?

ANAHAD O’CONNOR

NY Times

Grass-fed can mean a lot of things. But the American Grassfed Association, which has a certification program, refers to grass-fed animals “as those that have eaten nothing but grass and forage from weaning to harvest, have not been raised in confinement, and have never been fed antibiotics or growth hormones.”

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Pain relief: What options are currently available?

Pain relief: What options are currently available?

James Nason

Beef Central

In the past six years there has been an unmistakable rise in the number of consumers nominating animal welfare concerns as a key influence over their meat-purchasing decisions, according to Meat & Livestock Australia consumer research shared at a recent Teys Australia field day held at Condamine feedlot.

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It all starts here for alfalfa

It all starts here for alfalfa

Hay And Forage Grower

It doesn’t matter where you hang your hat or pay taxes, alfalfa will not grow or be productive unless soil pH is 6.5 or higher (preferably 6.8 to 7.0). According to the Alfalfa Management Guide (North Central Region Extension Publication NCR 547), "Liming is the single most important fertility concern for establishing and maintaining high-yielding, high-quality alfalfa stands."

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Neb. Farm Bureau criticizes EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Neb. Farm Bureau criticizes EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

A spokesman for Nebraska Farm Bureau says the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which has been published in the Federal Register, is bad news for Nebraska agriculture.

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New insecticide developed for cattle ear tags

New insecticide developed for cattle ear tags

BEEF

As face flies and horn flies continue to develop more and more resistance to the insecticides commonly used in ear tags, beef producers may be tempted to see if they can braid a flyswatter onto the cows’ tails.

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