Daily Archives: June 10, 2019

U.S. Beef Exports to the EU Could More Than Double

U.S. Beef Exports to the EU Could More Than Double

Northern AG Network

The United States produces, arguably, some of the highest quality beef in the world. Countries in the European Union have some of the highest per capita income and spend some of the highest amount of money on their food. The natural link, it seems, is that the EU should be importing a lot of U.S. beef. But while the United States is one of the top five importers of frozen and chilled beef into the EU, it is certainly outpaced by many of its primary competitors.

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Electronic ID to replace metal tags

Electronic ID to replace metal tags

Shaley Lensegrav

The Fence Post

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is beginning the process to move from using metal identification tags to electronic tags for beef and dairy cattle along with bison. As of right now, this change in ID tags will only apply to cattle previously required to have the traditional metal tags. By Jan. 1, 2023, electronic tags that use radio frequency identification (RFID) will be required and all animals who have metal tags will need to be retagged with the approved electronic IDs, according to a USDA fact sheet.

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Higher beef production weighs on cattle complex

Higher beef production weighs on cattle complex

Jerry Klassen


The fed and feeder cattle markets softened during May as beef production grew. North American beef demand is considered inelastic so a small change in supplies can mean a huge change in price.

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Animal welfare specialist discusses Fair Oaks video

Animal welfare specialist discusses Fair Oaks video

Amie Simpson

Brownfield Ag News

“For members of the public who see these stories and feel that they can’t trust animal agriculture, that we’re not doing anything to protect our animals, or worse yet that people who are involved in farming just turn a blind eye to these issues and don’t care- that’s wrong,” she says.

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Fixed-Time AI Could Reduce Labor

Fixed-Time AI Could Reduce Labor

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

A University of Nebraska study shows fixed-time AI can provides a viable alternative to modified heat detection in beef heifers. Synchronization with fixed-time insemination can reduce labor and animal handling when compared with AI systems that use estrus detection, but some tests have shown reductions in AI conception rates.

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In praise of auctioneers and cow profits

In praise of auctioneers and cow profits

Doug Ferguson

Beef Producer

Right now the World Auctioneer Championship is taking place and it reminds me to say that auctioneers deserve some recognition for all they do selling cattle.

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Where’s the beef? Memphis. Investors plan 800,000-acre cattle range in Mid-South

Where’s the beef? Memphis. Investors plan 800,000-acre cattle range in Mid-South

Ted Evanoff

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Aware that many Americans wonder about hormones and antibiotics fed to cattle showing up in their steaks and cheeseburgers, a Memphis investor is gearing up to turn thousands of rural Mid-South acres into pasture for cattle feeding on natural grass.

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How regenerative land and livestock management practices can sequester carbon

How regenerative land and livestock management practices can sequester carbon

Shauna Sadowski

Green Biz

In 2016, I travelled to Bluffton, Georgia, to visit Will Harris of White Oak Pastures to learn more about his farm which provides beef to our General Mills’ brand, EPIC Provisions. Harris runs a multi-species ranching operation with over 100,000 animals on 3,000 acres of open pastures and tree-lined corridors. His diversified farm starkly contrasts to neighboring fields that specialize in single crops such as cotton, peanuts or corn.

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Pinkeye is a never-ending battle for farm animals

Pinkeye is a never-ending battle for farm animals

Michelle Arnold

Commonwealth Journal

nfectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) or “Pinkeye” is a costly and exasperating disease for the beef producer and industry. A field trial published in 2009 found an average weaning weight difference of 18 pounds less (range 9-27 lbs) in calves that experienced pinkeye versus those that did not. Calves with corneal scars are often discounted at sale, further increasing the economic cost of IBK to producers.

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Tagging Systems 1.0

Tagging Systems 1.0

Shauna Hermel

Angus Beef Bulletin

Whether you are trying to communicate to your spouse which baby needs doctoring or trying to match pairs to move pastures, having a system to help identify cows and calves can be a great asset in managing your herd.

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