Daily Archives: March 23, 2016

NCBA Names Kendal Frazier New CEO

NCBA Names Kendal Frazier New CEO

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has named Kendal Frazier its new chief executive officer. Frazier has been with NCBA since 1985 and has held several staff leadership roles during his career, including chief operating officer. He has been serving as interim CEO since former CEO Forrest Roberts resigned in June of last year.

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Genomics: Consider the Big Picture

Genomics: Consider the Big Picture

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

It is in humanity’s hands to wield genomics as a tool for the betterment of mankind … or not. That’s the opinion of Richard Resnick, CEO of Genome Quest, a provider of computer software used in genomic research.

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Antibiotic Resistance Takes Center Stage at D.C. Forum

Antibiotic Resistance Takes Center Stage at D.C. Forum

Iowa Ag Connection

The National Pork Board joined with Atlantic LIVE to bring together experts to discuss the challenge of responsible antibiotic use in the 21st century. At the event, leading stakeholders — from farmers to physicians — shared what is being done to address concerns of antibiotic resistance, which the U.S. pork industry is doing by continuously improving on-farm practices.

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Heroes of Harrods Creek

Heroes of Harrods Creek

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Harrods Creek is a rare environmental gem in heavily populated Jefferson County, Kentucky. The stream joins the Ohio River near Louisville and served in the early 1800s as a rest stop for settlers pursuing new lives west of the Allegheny Mountains.

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Choice/Select Spread: Trends and Impacts on Fed Cattle Prices

Choice/Select Spread: Trends and Impacts on Fed Cattle Prices

Brenda Boetel

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Year to date, the Choice/Select spread has averaged $5.53, compared to $5.92 for the same time period in 2015. However, in the last few weeks, the Choice/Select spread has increased year over year from 2015 levels. Looking back, from 2010 through 2015, the Choice/Select spread averaged $8.25/cwt, with a weekly high peak of $22.16 and a low of -$1.36.

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Tips on how to have a successful bull buying season

Tips on how to have a successful bull buying season

Burt Rutherford

BEEF RoundTable

The annual “bull run” is upon us as bull sale season is in full swing. But beyond the auctioneer’s chant and all the pictures in the sale catalog, what do you need to look for to keep your cow herd headed in the direction you want it to go?

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Can the Weather Predict Your Calves’ Weaning Weights?

Can the Weather Predict Your Calves’ Weaning Weights?

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

For decades, Agricultural Research Service scientists in the northern plains have kept meticulous records on cattle weight gains during the growing season. Although their main focus was on trends in livestock and forage production, they also tracked weather conditions as part of their studies.

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