Monthly Archives: August 2018

BeefTalk: Economic Greats – 93 Percent of Cow’s Weight Harvested

BeefTalk: Economic Greats – 93 Percent of Cow’s Weight Harvested

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension

As I was reviewing Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS) records recently, cow Y1002’s record popped up. Because of the weight of her calves at harvest (93 percent of her weight), she is one of the economic greats of the Dickinson Research Extension Center’s herd.

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Consumer Report’s article about food safety illustrates magazine’s bias

Consumer Report’s article about food safety illustrates magazine’s bias

The Fence Post

Today’s Consumer Reports article “What’s Really in Your Meat?” is nothing more than sensationalist journalism. The article, which bases its findings on unconfirmed residue screening tests of meat, draws false and misleading conclusions meant to deceive consumers and reduce the consumption of meat.

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Mycotoxins in forages – what about my pastures?

Mycotoxins in forages – what about my pastures?

Paige Gott

Progressive Cattleman

Throughout history, outbreaks of illness and disease in humans and animals have occurred where the true cause was unknown. Such challenges have fueled the pursuit of identifying causal agents such as a bacteria, viruses or fungi.

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Red Angus Association of America, IMI Global join forces in support of cattle producers

Red Angus Association of America, IMI Global join forces in support of cattle producers

High Plains Journal

An agreement between the Red Angus Association of America and IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., will provide convenient access into natural and non-hormone treated cattle programs to producers who utilize the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program.

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Study shows eating red meat and cheese is beneficial

Study shows eating red meat and cheese is beneficial

David K. Li

New York Post

Grill up that steak and roll out a wheel of cheddar — because red meat and cheese are back on the menu for healthy living.  Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, found that people who scarf down higher levels of red meat and cheese are likely to live longer.

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Blockchain technology will provide beef market with greater visibility, safety and efficiency.

Blockchain technology will provide beef market with greater visibility, safety and efficiency.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Kelly Products announced that the company has started a blockchain system for tracking proteins in the Southeastern United States. The new blockchain system will address current issues producers face with building a traceable brand for beef and other proteins. A blockchain database is one shared by participants in a network system, where participants can add information to the system and access information shared through the system.

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Control of Estrus and Ovulation in Beef Cows and Heifers

Control of Estrus and Ovulation in Beef Cows and Heifers

David Patterson

A Steak in Genomics™

Make sure you are using the protocols for the current year. Don’t use protocol sheets that are several years old, as the protocols are changed and improved. “With an MGA program, intake is key” Patterson said. He does not recommend top dressing the MGA, but mixing it into a 3 to 5 lbs carrier.

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