Daily Archives: January 30, 2017

Post Election Thoughts on Agriculture: #1 of 5 | REGULATION

Post Election Thoughts on Agriculture: #1 of 5 | REGULATION

Damian Mason

Between the protests, the predictions, the hoopla, and the hype, there hasn’t been enough intelligent dialogue on what a Trump presidency spells for Agriculture. While we’ve certainly heard every out-of-touch media pundit pontificate on what Donald Trump’s election says about “fly over country,” nobody from the media has actually strayed from the East coast to talk to the people of Agriculture. Here are Damian Mason’s thoughts on Regulation and what it looks like for Agriculture.

2017 Mid-South Stocker Conference, “The New Decade, Capturing Opportunities”

2017 Mid-South Stocker Conference, “The New Decade, Capturing Opportunities”

 University of Tennessee

Plans are finalizing for the 2017 Mid-South Stocker Conference.

The conference will be at the Manchester | Coffee County Conference Center on March 1, 2017.

For additional information regarding the program, contact Dr. Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at 931.486.2129 (Jrhinehart@utk.edu), Dr. Jason Smith, University of Tennessee Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at 865.974.3209 (Jason.Smith@utk.edu), Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK Extension Beef Specialist at 859.257.2853 (jeff.lehmkuhler@uky.edu) or Dr. Roy Burris, UK Extension Beef Specialist at 270.365.7541 (rburris@uky.edu).

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Training Pen Riders in Low-Stress Cattle Handling

Training Pen Riders in Low-Stress Cattle Handling

Heather Smith Thomas

Feedlot Magazine

Pen riders are crucial for monitoring and moving cattle. They can also reduce stress levels in pens of cattle. Lynn Locatelli, DVM with attlexpressions in New Mexico, works with feedlots in the Midwest and Canada and says pen rider training is usually focused just on health issues and how individual animals should be assessed.

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Not all Miracles work out

Not all Miracles work out

Bill Spiegel

High Plains Journal

The compassion and dedication shown to livestock by ranchers is nothing new to the readers of this publication. To the rest of the world, however, the level of care ranchers give to their stock is difficult to explain. That’s one reason Joe Carpenter and Barb Downey, the husband and wife team who own Downey Angus Ranch near Wabaunsee, Kansas, use social media sites like Facebook to illustrate the ranch life.

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Thousands of dollars worth of cattle stolen in Gainesville

Thousands of dollars worth of cattle stolen in Gainesville

Alexis Dominguez

KXII

A Gainesville man is looking for answers after finding that three of his cows were stolen straight out of a pasture. "They’re kind of like family." Three cows worth six thousand dollars taken in the middle of the day. Longtime rancher, Doug Schmitz, had 12 cows on this 80 acre pasture near Weaver Street in Gainesville.

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Indiana farmer to serve on beef promotion board

Indiana farmer to serve on beef promotion board

Ashley Langreck

Agri News

A cattle farmer from Martinsville has been appointed to the Cattleman’s Beef Promotion and Research Board of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. Norman Voyles Jr. was among 36 board appointees announced by former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

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Loss-making Chinese semen provider looks to breed success

Loss-making Chinese semen provider looks to breed success

Mark Godfrey

Global Meat News

The slump in demand and pricing for dairy cattle is prompting one of China’s leading distributors of semen and pure-bred breeding cattle to expand into the beef feedlot and processing sector in order to improve its profit margins.

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Should you pull that calf?

Should you pull that calf?

Heather Smith Thomas

Beef Magazine

It pays to know when you can safely pull a calf or when you need to call for a C-section. Sometimes the calf is too large to come through the pelvis and birth canal without injuring the cow and calf, but luckily, there are some clues. If the calf’s feet are showing and the head is there (maybe the nose showing) but the cow or heifer isn’t progressing, check to see if there is room.

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USMEF: Still potential for trade deals

USMEF: Still potential for trade deals

Brownfield Network

The U.S. beef and pork industries had high hopes for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to increase exports to the countries involved, especially Japan. Thad Lively, senior vice president of trade access with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, tells Brownfield now that President Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the TPP, they’re looking toward bilateral trade agreements, which Trump favors

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