Daily Archives: November 25, 2015

Mark Parker:   The Top 10 issues with having a vegan at Thanksgiving dinner

Mark Parker:   The Top 10 issues with having a vegan at Thanksgiving dinner

10. If you really are what you eat, this guy is a glazed meatless nut roast.

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Cover Crops and Legumes Provide Quality Alternatives

Cover Crops and Legumes Provide Quality Alternatives

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Managing forage systems is a vital part of most beef operations. High feed and fuel costs coupled with the lack of experienced labor continue to push the envelope for operations looking to save dollars and maintain profitability.

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Rumen microbes and bloat in cattle

Rumen microbes and bloat in cattle

Elnaz Azad

Canadian Cattlemen

Bloat is marked by impairment in the ability of cattle to expel gas from the rumen, a process known as eructation. Gases including carbon dioxide and methane are produced during normal fermentation and their accumulation in the rumen causes severe distention of the first two compartments of a cow’s stomach, compressing the lungs and heart and causing respiratory failure.

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Measuring the impact of estrous synchronization

Measuring the impact of estrous synchronization

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

With proper planning and execution, using estrous synchronization and timed artificial insemination (TAI) can result in tighter calving seasons and higher returns to a cow-calf operation. To illustrate the concept, University of Florida researcher Cliff Lamb recently presented a real-world case study, and related research, during the 2016 Range Beef Cow Symposium in Colorado.

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Producers should have a plan as beef prices fall

Producers should have a plan as beef prices fall

Beef Producer

Record-setting returns for herd owners in 2014 went above $500 per cow, topping previous-year returns. As recently as 2008 and 2009, returns over annual cash costs, including pasture rent, were below zero.

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World’s biggest animal clone factory raises fears in China

World’s biggest animal clone factory raises fears in China

Channel NewsAsia

The factory in the northern port of Tianjin is set to start production next year, with initial capacity of 100,000 cattle embryos a year, growing to one million, Xinhua cited Boyalife chairman Xu Xiaochun as saying. "Chinese farmers are struggling to produce enough beef cattle to meet market demand," he said.

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Consumers want transparency. Are you ready?

Consumers want transparency. Are you ready?

Wes Ishmael


If you’re growing weary of hearing about the need for further transparency in this age of consumer inquisitiveness and activism, then consider the implications of recent research from the Center for Food Integrity (CFI).

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