Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 cold-as-heck symptoms

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 cold-as-heck symptoms

FarmTalk

  1. Farm fashion pride is out the window — if your wife’s pink floral muffler keeps you warmer, so be it.
  2. You can stub your toe on a cow patty.

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Farm Bureau Asks for More Flexible Livestock Hauling Rules

Farm Bureau Asks for More Flexible Livestock Hauling Rules

American Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau’s comments to DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration were submitted in response to a petition filed by the organization and several others asking that DOT allow drivers who complete fatigue management training, have a sufficient safety record, and are willing to follow certain documentary requirements to drive 15 hours during a 16-hour work day and rest the currently required 10 hours.  Current rules limit drive time to 11 hours and limit on-duty hours to 14.

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Programming a successful cow herd during gestation

Programming a successful cow herd during gestation

Carrie Veselka

Progressive Cattleman

Creating a successful calf takes more than strong genetics and proper raising. Much of the influence on a calf’s development happens during gestation. That’s what South Dakota State University Extension Meat Science Specialist Amanda Blair and North Dakota State University Extension Specialist Janna Block told Cattlemen’s College attendees at the NCBA Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans in January.

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FAO Affirms Cattle’s Critical Role as Upcycler

FAO Affirms Cattle’s Critical Role as Upcycler

Sara Place, Ph.D.

Medium.com

In the livestock feed versus human food debate, we haven’t been using the right numbers. Rather than being a drain on global resources and competing with human food supplies by eating lots of grain, livestock are often net contributors to the global protein supply. That’s the conclusion of a new study from scientists at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Selection for Milk in the Cowherd: How Much is too Much?

Selection for Milk in the Cowherd: How Much is too Much?

Travis Mulliniks

Farms.com

In beef production, we tend to overdue genetic selection with the mentality that “more is better” or “bigger is better” in efforts to increase production. In doing so, we tend to select for short-term traits such as growth and milk yield to increase calf weaning weight for the potential of increased profitability.

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Ready or not, here comes cultured meat

Ready or not, here comes cultured meat

Spencer Chase

Texas A&M

No matter whether you view cultured meat as the next big thing in food or a troubling way to render traditional protein useless, you might soon be viewing it on the menu.

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The beef industry is under attack

The beef industry is under attack

Barry Borg

InForum

The largest segment of American agriculture is beef. Cattle sales generate $70 billion into the U.S. economy. Corn generates $47 billion. It is cattle that is the top word in our word association. Nothing else even comes close. When you hear ag, we need to say “cows.” But the beef industry is under attack.

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