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It’s animal tissue grown in a vat. But is it meat?

It’s animal tissue grown in a vat. But is it meat?

Los Angles Times

What do you call a hamburger made from meat that was grown in a giant vat, rather than from the ground-up flesh of dead cattle? Is it “meat,” “cultured meat” or something else entirely?

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Controlling flies now pays dividends later.

Controlling flies now pays dividends later.

Grant Dewell

Beef Magazine

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Summer is supposed to be the time when your cattle enjoy good weather, good pastures and easy living. But to be frank, summer also brings hot weather, flies, pinkeye and anaplasmosis…and then more flies. The fly wars are on and here are some tips to help you and your cattle cope.

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Annual Beef Cattle Short Course set in College Station

Annual Beef Cattle Short Course set in College Station

Longview News Journal

The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course has a rich tradition and historical place in the programs emanating from the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dating as far back as 1942, Professor John K. Riggs started the first in a series of Beef Cattle Short Courses held on the campus of Texas A&M College to discuss the results of beef cattle research from the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station with Texas beef producers. This historical beginning and purpose is still the standard today for the Beef Cattle Short Course held at Texas A&M University.

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BeefTalk: Cow-calf Enterprise Expenses Are Up

BeefTalk: Cow-calf Enterprise Expenses Are Up

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension

The business success of beef enterprises often suffers because two questions are not evaluated regularly. First, how much does the average beef producer have invested in the cattle operation? Second, can a producer get a fair market return on that investment?

Some families accept a negative return because the “way of life” is a benefit. Still, good business practices will enhance the “way of life” benefit.

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How to hate hay

How to hate hay

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Haying generally removes significantly more nutrients from the soil than do grain crops, in addition to the damage it causes to soil life and the lack of biological stimulation. Examples from an Oklahoma State University publication generally match the data from other states.

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Calf Castration Should be Done at a Young Age

Calf Castration Should be Done at a Young Age
 Dr. Lew Strickland

Cattle Today

One of the questions that I hear the most concerning castration is; when should I castrate my calves Doc? Many producers will castrate their calves when they are two or three days old, which is my preferred period. Castration should occur when the calf is rather young.

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The oddity of forage nitrates

The oddity of forage nitrates

Mike Rankin

Hay and Forage Grower

It’s remarkable how much we’ve learned over the years about forages, their nutrient components, and how to feed them. It’s equally remarkable how much we don’t know.

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