Daily Archives: November 25, 2019

Part 1- Selecting Replacement Heifers

Part 1- Selecting Replacement Heifers

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Expert says there are wins and losses in US-Japan trade deal

Expert says there are wins and losses in US-Japan trade deal

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Ag News

An expert on Asian Economics says the US-Japan trade agreement did some things well, but, failed in some other areas. Matthew Goodman, with Washington, DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, told the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday the trade agreement has three wins – including a big one for US ag.  “On the plus side, the main agreement levels the playing field for many agricultural products in Japan,” he says.

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All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription.

All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription.

Susan Himes

Angus Beef Bulletin

Cattle, and all other livestock, will soon require a vet’s prescription for injectable antibiotics. No longer will producers who need injectable antibiotics for their cattle be able to just grab them at their local feed store or order them online. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wants producers to be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing the phasing in of a law that requires a prescription for any antibiotic use in animals raised for human consumption, as well as for all companion animals.

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Cow-Calf Corner – Keeping Calving Areas Clean

Cow-Calf Corner – Keeping Calving Areas Clean

Glenn Selk


Glenn Selk explains why it is important to ensure calving facilities are ready for calving season.

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef not the rancher’s friend

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef not the rancher’s friend

Bobby Giesse

Tri State Livestock News

American cattle producers/ranchers are currently under assault by a world-wide organization known as GRSB (Greater Roundtable for Sustainable Beef). One large national cattle organization (NCBA-National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) is on their Board. Another large national cattle organization (R-CALF USA) and several state groups such as ICOW-Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming are opposed to it. After a recently published opinion piece by the Vice President of Government Affairs from NCBA promoting the wonderful marketing side of GRSB, ICOW is offering a different side of the story about GRSB.

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Where do those beef checkoff dollars go?

Where do those beef checkoff dollars go?

Greg Hanes

Beef Magazine

When the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order was created 34 years ago, the producers involved wanted the process to be a simple one. The idea of “one head/one dollar” seemed to be the best and fairest way to easily pull together assessments on cattle to fund the state and national programs.

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Implementing Profitable Reproductive Technologies

Implementing Profitable Reproductive Technologies

Julie Walker, George Perry and Jerica Rich

Rang Beef Cow Symposium

Currently, beef is 22% of the world meat production, but it is estimated that beef production will need to double to meet the increase in meat demand by 2050. This increase is being driven by the increasing world population, economic growth in developing countries, and dealing with current hunger and malnutrition debt.

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Japan advances trade deal, opening up billions in ag export opportunities

Japan advances trade deal, opening up billions in ag export opportunities

Sara Wyant


Passage by the lower house sends the pact for consideration by the upper house of Japan’s Diet and U.S. officials are hopeful that a quick, full ratification will allow the trade deal to go into effect within several weeks. U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the deal in late September.

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Beef cow nutrient requirements

Beef cow nutrient requirements

Matt Bochat

Victoria Advocate

A beef cow requires energy, protein, minerals and vitamins in its diet. What determines how much of these nutrients are required? What determines if they need to be supplemented in the diet?

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Winter’s war with frozen water

Winter’s war with frozen water


Concord Monitor

Frigid weather came early this year, in November. During the summer, I was in denial about winter but not because heating and electric bills increase or because of the snow. My main beef with winter? Frozen water.

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