Daily Archives: February 7, 2020

Beef Bits Brief: Beyond Meat in legal trouble

Beef Bits Brief: Beyond Meat in legal trouble

Western Livestock Journal

A judge has ruled that Don Lee Farms proved Beyond Meat breached its manufacturing agreement with the company, and issued a right to attach order. In a separate court case, a judge granted Don Lee Farms’ request to name Beyond Meat CFO Mark Nelson, Senior Quality Assurance Manager Jessica Quetsch, and Director of Operations Anthony Miller in its fraud claims.

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Simple Technology to Improve Reproductive Success

Simple Technology to Improve Reproductive Success

Justin Sexten


The number of sensor based technologies available to livestock producers continues to advance. Today there are machines and sensors being used to replicate human observation related to sight, sound and even smell. Employing these senses allows enhanced diagnostics of nearly every aspect of animal health, performance and welfare.


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Retail Beef Premiums for Livestock Production Practices: Implications for Technology Adoption

Retail Beef Premiums for Livestock Production Practices: Implications for Technology Adoption

Dr. Elliott Dennis

Feedlot Magazine

Domestic demand for beef has remained relatively flat over the past 10 years. In other words, while beef demand is seasonal in nature there has been minimal significant and sustained upward trend in domestic beef demand. While this is true, there is still some evidence that consumers are willing to pay premiums for specific quality grades and the type and location of production.

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In Vitro Fertilization & Embryo Transfer: A Comparison

In Vitro Fertilization & Embryo Transfer: A Comparison

Sara Kober
Trans Ova Genetics

Many breeders have elite females from which they can market valuable genetics and offspring. With the use of advanced reproductive technologies, more offspring can be propagated to help multiply the success of breeding and marketing programs. While many breeders are familiar with embryo transfer (ET), an increasing number of breeders are implementing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) into their reproductive programs.

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Six strategies to consider to assist with tax time.

Six strategies to consider to assist with tax time.

Kindra Gordon
Angus Journal

“It’s a wheel that may not squeak very loud most of the year, but this time of year you need to give it your attention,” says Dan Childs, an ag economist with the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Okla.Childs is talking about tax season, which is looming as one year ends and another gets underway.
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Overlooking overhead costs is costing you big

Overlooking overhead costs is costing you big

Amanda Cauffman

Progressive Cattle
It is of no surprise when talking to cow-calf producers that overhead costs are a significant concern as there are substantial expenses that need to be covered by the beef cow herd. However, the productivity and profitability of the cow-calf enterprise can be greatly impacted by our management and evaluation decisions.

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Bedding Boosts Gains in Beef Cattle

Bedding Boosts Gains in Beef Cattle


Cattle producers know their animals can normally take a little cold weather. Winter coats on healthy mature cattle really do help hold in the warmth. But when winter is harsh, it’s time to emphasize bedding, especially in confinement situations

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Students Nationwide to Learn about Beef Production

Students Nationwide to Learn about Beef Production

Beef Checkoff

High school and middle school classrooms around the country could soon see a new addition to their curriculums. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has enlisted beef-science and education professionals to successfully develop two beef-production, science-based courses to help familiarize students with the beef industry.

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Dr. Reinaldo Cooke Slated To Speak To Beef Producers

Dr. Reinaldo Cooke Slated To Speak To Beef Producers

Lancaster Farming

The PA Beef Producers Working Group is bringing Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, associate professor of Beef Cattle Production at Texas A&M University, to several locations in the commonwealth to give area cow-calf producers strategies for effectively raising replacement beef heifers.

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Walmart tests beef strategy

Walmart tests beef strategy

Beef Producer

Walmart, the largest food retailer in the U.S., officially entered the beef business in January when it opened a case-ready beef plant in Georgia after establishing its own Angus supply chain. Creating an end-to-end beef supply chain is the latest step Walmart has taken in its vertical integration strategy for food and toward its stated goal of improving the quality of its food offering, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division.

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