Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 items found while cleaning out the shop on a winter’s day

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 items found while cleaning out the shop on a winter’s day

FarmTalk

  1. A 5-gallon bucket of assorted rusty nuts and bolts, which, you discover upon moving, has a rusted out bottom.

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NWSS: From humble beginnings to ‘most important single livestock event in the world’

NWSS: From humble beginnings to ‘most important single livestock event in the world’

Lincoln Rogers

The Fence Post

From a humble beginning of less than a hundred head of cattle in its starting year, the National Western Stock Show has come a long way. Formally created in 1906 as the brainchild of regional beef industry contributors, the prestigious event now hosts more than 10,000 head and 24 breeds of cattle during its 16-day run.

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U.S. meat group concerned about Mexico’s proposed beef grading standards

U.S. meat group concerned about Mexico’s proposed beef grading standards

Feedstuffs

The government of Mexico recently opened a proceeding wherein it proposed new grading standards for Mexican beef. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said the proposed standards appear to be modeled after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s beef grading standards, but concern arose when a deeper assessment revealed noticeable differences.

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Fessler Brothers are Third-Generation Showmen

Fessler Brothers are Third-Generation Showmen

Sue Bowman

Lancaster Farming

While the Pennsylvania Farm Show didn’t officially open to the public until today, 15-year-old Jared Fessler and his younger brother Dylan Fessler, 13, have been at the Harrisburg complex since Jan. 3. They brought with them two market steers, three beef heifers and a market lamb from their North Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, farm in preparation for exhibiting them in 4-H livestock classes.

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Beef Thief: Exeter man arrested in $1.5 million in cattle fraud

Beef Thief: Exeter man arrested in $1.5 million in cattle fraud

Christina Tetreault

Your Central Valley

An Exeter man has been arrested for allegedly stealing over $1.5 million dollars in cattle across three states. Tulare County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 36-year-old Justin Tyler Greer while fleeing in Texas. He has been charged with grand theft, investment fraud, and embezzlement. Investigators said Greer is well known in the county and has a long history in the ranching and cattle industry.

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Former Oklahoma Beef Council accountant sentenced

Former Oklahoma Beef Council accountant sentenced

KSWO

Former Oklahoma Beef Council accountant, Melissa Morton, will spend almost five years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling over $2 million from the organization. One local beef producer talked about how this affects farmers and ranchers across the state.

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Cattle Industry Convention offers Beef Quality Assurance Producer Forum

Cattle Industry Convention offers Beef Quality Assurance Producer Forum

High Plains Journal

Attention all dairymen, cattle farmers and ranchers: There will be a Beef Quality Assurance Producer Forum during the annual Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville in February. The forum is open to all cattle producers and BQA stakeholders. This is a time for cattle producers to have their voices heard about the checkoff-funded BQA program and where it’s headed in the future.

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Calving refresher + a checklist to help you prep (sooner than later)

Calving refresher + a checklist to help you prep (sooner than later)

Sandy Johnson

Beef Magazine

The spring calving season is fast approaching, and for some cow-calf producers, it may begin soon. Whether you start calving in January-February, or calve later in the year, now’s the time to start planning ahead. Here’s a checklist to help you plan and prepare to improve the success of your calving season and weaned calf crop.

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Beef producers should have goals, not resolutions

Beef producers should have goals, not resolutions

Dana Zook

Enidnews.com

For every business, goal setting is a way to improve and remain relevant. The beef business is no different; producers must make changes and improve to remain relevant. In extension, calls are taken from producers on a variety of topics throughout the year. Take a look at the following list for a few of those “big ticket” items that can be addressed for the coming year.

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Beef cattle at Pennsylvania Farm Show prefer cold temperatures

Beef cattle at Pennsylvania Farm Show prefer cold temperatures

Jossie Carbonare

Fox 43

With below-freezing temperatures outside, many Pennsylvania Farm Show animals are inside staying nice and warm. But for beef cattle, it’s a whole different story. “They prefer to be outside than to be inside,” said Denise Dobbs, cattle farmer.

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