Daily Archives: December 7, 2018

Cattlemen’s College to be Held in New Orleans

Cattlemen’s College to be Held in New Orleans

Cattle Today
Staying a step ahead in the cattle industry is no small challenge. Cattlemen and women looking to find that extra step will be attending the 2019 Cattlemen’s College in New Orleans, La., Jan. 29-30. A highlight of the event will be a Jan. 29 afternoon session that features Dr. Temple Grandin conducting a cattle handling and facility design presentation. A reception will follow that afternoon, with a full slate of concurrent educational sessions to follow the morning of Jan. 30.

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Today’s Beef Cattle Doing Better at Providing a Great Eating Experience Every Time for Consumers

Today’s Beef Cattle Doing Better at Providing a Great Eating Experience Every Time for Consumers

Oklahoma Farm Report

It takes high quality cattle to produce beef that today’s consumers are wanting and forty years ago, when the Certified Angus Beef Program was starting up- a great eating experience for the consumer was not always delivered by beef cattle producers.

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BIF Genetic Prediction: Decision Support Using Customizable Indices Across Breeds

BIF Genetic Prediction: Decision Support Using Customizable Indices Across Breeds

Matt Spangler

A Steak in Genomics™

Are we done with changes? Releasing a single-step evaluation should allow us to focus attention on other topics and needs. EPD have been available to the U.S. beef industry for over 40 years. Survey results suggest that 30% of beef producers use EPDs or indexes as their primary selection criteria. Part of the lack of technology adoption is likely due to the confusion surrounding how best to use them. Also, some breed associations publish in excess of 20 EPD per animal. There are increasing number of EPDs, but we continue to publish indicator traits such as Birth Weight, when we have the economically relevant trait published, Calving Ease in this case.

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Mexico’s Impact on Cattle on Feed Placements

Mexico’s Impact on Cattle on Feed Placements

Jared Geiser

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Mexico historically has been an important source of feeder cattle for U.S. cattlemen, with feeder calf imports of approximately 1 million head a year since the mid-1980s. Imports grew from 702,000 head in 2008 to their peak in 2012 at 1.44 million head.

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Researchers Bust Antimicrobial-Resistance Myth

Researchers Bust Antimicrobial-Resistance Myth

John Maday

Drovers

We know that when a population of bacteria are exposed to an antibiotic, some level of resistance develops over time. So it would seem logical to assume that beef from cattle treated with antibiotics would carry more resistant bacteria than beef from “antibiotic-free” production systems.

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Methane Emissions From Livestock Have No Detectable Effect On The Climate

Methane Emissions From Livestock Have No Detectable Effect On The Climate

Kenneth Richard

No Trick Zone

Agrobiologist and scientific researcher Dr. Albrecht Glatzle, author of over 100 scientific papers and two textbooks, has published research that shows “there is no scientific evidence, whatsoever, that domestic livestock could represent a risk for the Earth’s climate” and that the “warming potential of anthropogenic GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions has been exaggerated”.

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Man to face charges for carrying fertilized wagyu eggs into China

Man to face charges for carrying fertilized wagyu eggs into China

Japan Times

The agriculture ministry will pursue criminal charges against a man who tried to take the fertilized eggs of wagyu Japanese beef cattle into China, it was learned Tuesday. “We’re taking procedures to file a criminal complaint” against the person, believed to be a Japanese national, in a bid to prevent similar cases and strengthen the management of wagyu cattle, said agriculture minister Takamori Yoshikawa.

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