Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 terms we translate differently on the farm

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 terms we translate differently on the farm

FarmTalk

10. Bermuda is a grass, not a destination.

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The Case for Middle of the Run Gates

The Case for Middle of the Run Gates

On Pasture

John Marble

While I am a religious adherent to “Pressure and Release” herding when I am processing or sorting cattle, when I am out in the field moving cattle from one paddock to the next, I do not push, force, or drive cattle. I lead cattle.

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The ag mom resume

The ag mom resume

Heather Hamilton-Maude

Tri State Livestock News

The beautiful, blessed and busy life of an ag mom doesn’t leave much time or need for an updated resume. However, watching a recent tv ad (while feeding the baby) about updating or creating a quality resume made me consider what one may look like for a mom in the ag profession.

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Kroger meat cases to carry The Beyond Burger

Kroger meat cases to carry The Beyond Burger

Meat Poultry

The meat case may never be the same. Starting July 27, The Beyond Burger will be available in the meat case at 605 Kroger-owned stores across 13 states. . . .Beyond Meat makes plant protein alternatives to meatballs, chicken strips and tenders, beef crumbles and burger patties. The products are made with soy or pea protein, and are free of gluten, dairy, trans fats, cholesterols and GMO ingredients. Most recently, the Beyond Burger was added to the menus at BurgerFi and Epic Burger, in addition to the meat aisle at 23 Heinen’s Fine Foods locations, a family-owned grocery chain with stores in Ohio and Illinois.

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Timed AI Can Pay Off, Says Nebraska Study

Timed AI Can Pay Off, Says Nebraska Study

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

A University of Nebraska study shows fixed-time AI can provides a viable alternative to heat detection in beef heifers. Synchronization with fixed-time insemination can reduce labor and animal handling when compared with AI systems that use estrus detection, but some tests have shown reductions in AI conception rates.

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NCBA doesn’t want COOL to resurface in NAFTA

NCBA doesn’t want COOL to resurface in NAFTA

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association doesn’t want Country-of-Origin-Labeling in a renewed NAFTA agreement. NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier, who testified at a recent House Ag Committee hearing, told lawmakers his organization strongly opposes any attempts to use NAFTA as a vehicle to resurrect failed past policies, “COOL was a U.S. law for over six years and failed to deliver on its promises to build consumer confidence and add value to our products.

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Project to Dole Out Donated Hay to Drought-Stricken Ranchers

Project to Dole Out Donated Hay to Drought-Stricken Ranchers

US News And World Report

North Dakota’s Agriculture Department, North Dakota State University and a Michigan-based nonprofit are joining in an effort to help provide hay for drought-stricken ranchers in North Dakota. The department and university have set up a site near the Fargo campus to accept hay donations that will be doled out to needy producers through a lottery process.

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Herr’s Snack Company Is Providing Philly Restaurants with Cows Raised Partly on Potato Chips

Herr’s Snack Company Is Providing Philly Restaurants with Cows Raised Partly on Potato Chips

Philadelphia Inquirer

Potato chips. Popcorn. Pretzels. Cheese curls. When you serve a bowl of snacks like these at a party, people eagerly devour them, licking the salt and cheese dust from their fingers after the treats have disappeared. Turns out, cows go nuts for these classic snacks, too. At Herr Angus Farms in West Nottingham, Chester County, the cattle grazing in the pastures also pig out on these salty snacks.

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US cattle producers faced with limited feed production turn to alternative ingredients

US cattle producers faced with limited feed production turn to alternative ingredients

Feed Navigator

As dry conditions in the western plains continue, some cattle producers have been considering how to bring herds through the winter, said Rachel Endecott, beef cattle specialist with Montana State University Extension. In a year that sees more precipitation, cattle may stay on pasture through the start of December or January, but producers are not expected to have that option this year. 

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As intended, safety net catches sick animal

As intended, safety net catches sick animal

Ashley Langreck

Montrose Daily Press

After an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama was positively identified as having atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the Indiana Beef Cattle Association wants to put the minds of producers and consumers at ease.

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