Daily Archives: April 26, 2019

Low-stress cattle handling with stock dogs

Arrest Made After 200 Cattle Found Dead at Nebraska Feedlot

Arrest Made After 200 Cattle Found Dead at Nebraska Feedlot

Wyatt Bechtel

Drovers

According to a news release from the Nebraska State Patrol, Aaron Ogren, 30, of Exeter, was arrested by Fillmore County Sheriff’s Deputies on April 9 without an incident. Orgen was arrested following a warrant that charged him with one count of theft by unlawful taking, two counts of prohibited sale of livestock, and 26 counts of cruelty to animals.

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Surviving Climate Change Starts With Heat-Proofing the Cow

Surviving Climate Change Starts With Heat-Proofing the Cow

Christopher Flavelle

Bloomberg Businessweek

In the hour after dawn, the cattle ranches north of Lake Okeechobee become an almost fantastical rendering of bucolic bliss. Perfect Florida sunshine rolls across miles of fire-hued grass, silhouetting idle cows in twos and threes, backlighting patches of slender, bushy-topped Sabal palms with bursts of orange and red. It’s as if a cowboy story had been illustrated by Dr. Seuss.

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A new lawsuit accuses the “Big Four” beef packers of conspiring to fix cattle prices

A new lawsuit accuses the “Big Four” beef packers of conspiring to fix cattle prices

Joe Frasier

New Food Economy

The plaintiffs, a group of feedlot operators, say companies like JBS and Tyson Foods illegally plotted to use various means—including strategic plant closures—to force desperate ranchers into selling their animals more cheaply.

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Stickel Farms pieces together the puzzle

Stickel Farms pieces together the puzzle

Matt Reese

Ohio’s Country Journal

Being an environmental steward on a farm is all about carefully arranging the pieces of a complex puzzle in the hope of ending up with a profitable business and a minimal environmental footprint to leave the land better for the future.

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Tyson selling stake in Beyond Meat ahead of IPO

Tyson selling stake in Beyond Meat ahead of IPO

Feedstuffs

Tyson Ventures, a venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, confirmed to Feedstuffs that it is selling its 6.5% ownership stake in Beyond Meat Inc., a leading plant-based protein company, after investing $23 million between 2016 and 2017

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Braunvieh blood improves bottom line for Mitchell Farms

Braunvieh blood improves bottom line for Mitchell Farms

Macey Mueller

Progressive Cattleman

With a solid reputation for raising quality Braunvieh-influenced cattle that grow fast and garner carcass premiums, Mitchell Farms was named the 2017 Commercial Producer of the Year during the BAA Annual Meeting in Kansas City in October 2018. Located just north of Frederick, Oklahoma, the Mitchell family runs about 650 cows and proudly uses Braunvieh bulls to sire feed-efficient, high-performance cattle.

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