Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM:  Who’s in Charge?

Baxter Black, DVM:  Who’s in Charge?

Sometimes we forget who’s in charge. There has been so much concern lately regarding man’s ability to change the environment.

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An ounce of prevention

An ounce of prevention

Dr. Barz

Tri State Livestock News

The last two weeks have been phenomenal for the beef producer. All of a sudden there are no fat cattle in the country. This has increased the market substantially. With the increase in slaughter prices, the feeder prices have also risen. No one has any real reason for the increase or understands how long it will last, but everyone marketing cattle is excited.

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Keep your green clean

Keep your green clean

Jesse Bussard

Beef Producer

Renovating worn-out, toxic Kentucky 31 fescue pastures to newer novel endophyte fescue varieties is a proven way to increase profit potential for cattle producers in the fescue belt, but it requires some work.

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This week in Washington

This week in Washington

Cattle Business Weekly

The president’s first 100 days in office wrap up this weekend on April 29. His administration has touted the number of bills and executive orders the new president has helped bring forward.  Trump will have signed 30 executive orders in his first 100 days – the most any president has done since Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s.

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“Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act” Seeks Checkoff Reform

"Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act" Seeks Checkoff Reform

Northern AG

More than 80 farm groups asked congressional lawmakers to reform commodity checkoff programs in a letter sent to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Last month, the "Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act" was reintroduced by Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Cory Booker, D-N.J. In the House, Reps. Dave Brat, R-Va., and Dina Titus, D-Nevada, introduced companion legislation to reform checkoff programs.

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Why one grazing term could be misconstrued

Why one grazing term could be misconstrued

Melissa Beck

Ag News Feed

Mob grazing is the rage, but what does that even mean? Well, it depends on who you ask. There is a lot of confusion over the term “mob grazing.” Most often, producers who use the term are really talking about management-intensive grazing.

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NAFTA concerns show why farmers must pay attention to trade

NAFTA concerns show why farmers must pay attention to trade

Tom Sleight

Midwest Producer

Some days don’t go how you expect them to go. I have had many of those in my career, but few like this Wednesday, when we thought for 12 hours that we could soon see action from our own government to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Temple Grandin Is Getting the Incredible Honor She Deserves

Temple Grandin Is Getting the Incredible Honor She Deserves


The Autism Site

Doctor Temple Grandin is one of the world’s most well-known and respected individuals with autism. This incredible woman, a Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, has worked hard to advocate for autism. She is also well-known for her revolutionary work in the meat production industry, which gave us a more ethical way to handle livestock.

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State Beef Councils Pursue Efforts To Promote Beef’s Image

State Beef Councils Pursue Efforts To Promote Beef’s Image

Kindra Gordon

Angus Beef Bulletin

Digital efforts concentrate on protecting beef’s image and engaging beef advocates. The Federation of State Beef Councils, composed of state beef councils from around the country, is diligently at work guiding checkoff programming within state and national efforts to continue to promote beef.

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Better Than Real Beef? – Facts About Beef

Better Than Real Beef? – Facts About Beef


It seems like every time you open a health or fitness magazine, a lean celebrity is promoting the newest power protein food. And for good reason — a healthy, balanced diet includes a variety of protein sources. As such, alternative proteins are gaining attention, space in the fridge and on the plate for their health benefits. However, the perceived benefits may not outweigh the unintentional nutritional consequences of not including lean meats in your diet.

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