Monthly Archives: December 2017

Less water needed to produce beef today

Less water needed to produce beef today

Lorraine Stevenson

Manitoba Cooperator

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that beef’s environmental footprint is lessening as time passes. Results released Dec. 14 by researchers at University of Manitoba and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) show it now takes less water to raise a kilo­gram of beef.

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Soaring Popularity Of Grass-Fed Beef May Run Into Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

Soaring Popularity Of Grass-Fed Beef May Run Into Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

Alex Smith

KUNC

A few years ago, Kansas City restaurateur Anton Kotar surveyed the local and national restaurant scenes and concluded his town’s reputation as a steakhouse paradise had slipped. The problem, he says, is the way conventional beef is raised – bulked up with grain on feedlots, making it cheap and plentiful and changing what Americans expect to taste.

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Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Shayla Hyde

Cronkite News

The road turns from a dusty brown to a deep, red clay along the road to Buena Vista Ranch, where cattle rancher Dean Fish raises commercial cattle. Green vegetation dots the desert for miles from Fish’s ranch headquarters to the ranch’s edge on the Arizona-Mexico border. Black Angus cattle dip their heads to grab another bite of mesquite.

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Brands a lot more than fire or freeze on a hide

Brands a lot more than fire or freeze on a hide

Jaclyn Wilson

Midwest Messenger

I’d love to say that I’ve spent December diligently working on ranch projects. While that is true on some accounts, it seems that the majority of my time has been focused on work surrounding the Nebraska Brand Committee (NBC). I was appointed to NBC a little over two years ago and it’s been a whirlwind ride ever since. What was described as an “appointed committee that meets quarterly” has turned into some weeks a fulltime job.

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Red Angus Teams up With Kansas State University to Publish Valuable Data From Cow-Calf Veterinarians

Red Angus Teams up With Kansas State University to Publish Valuable Data From Cow-Calf Veterinarians

Red Angus.org

Results from a detailed survey of cow-calf veterinarians compiling their recommendations on vaccine protocols, health management, and production practice recommendations were recently published in The Professional Animal Scientist, the publication for the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. The study, “A Survey of Recommended Practices Made by Veterinary Practitioners to Cow-Calf Operations in the United States and Canada,” was initiated by the Red Angus Association of America in partnership with the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station, and provides valuable insight into how these practices can be best applied in individual cowherds.

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Davis Hired as AHA Director of Communications & Public Relations

Davis Hired as AHA Director of Communications & Public Relations

American Hereford

Kendra Davis joins the American Hereford Association team as the director of communications and public relations. As director of communications and public relations, Davis will coordinate marketing and promotion for the AHA. She will also contribute to the AHA website and weekly communication to Hereford producers.

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Fescue Foot Still a Concern in Southwest Missouri

Fescue Foot Still a Concern in Southwest Missouri

David Burton

Bovine Veterinarian

According to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, one visit involved a 60-acre pasture that had not been grazed since March. “The farmer wondered what the risk of fescue foot and other related problems brought on by ergot alkaloids would be if pregnant heifers were allowed to graze it,” said Cole.

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