CT: May 02, 2012 14:46:03 CST
LIPSCOMB HONORED BY ALABAMA BCIA
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association recently honored William “Bill” Lipscomb as the 2011 Richard Deese Award recipient during their Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the 69th Annual Alabama Cattlemen's Association Convention in Huntsville on March 31st.
CT: May 02, 2012 14:54:11 CST
CHECKOFF RELEASES BEEF TENDERNESS SURVEY
With funding from the beef checkoff, the industry has been tracking beef tenderness for 20 years with the first benchmarking survey conducted in 1990. In more recent surveys, foodservice cuts were added and a consumer sensory panel was substituted for previously used trained sensory panels because the consumer's perception of tenderness is the ultimate determinant of a cut's success.
CT: May 07, 2012 15:49:52 CST
USE CAUTION WHEN RESTOCKING AFTER DROUGHT
Experts with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are advising beef cattle producers to use caution and strategic planning when thinking about restocking herds after drought.
CT: May 07, 2012 15:52:11 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TWO SIDES OF CONSUMER RESPONSE
Consumers and the mainstream media are a fickle lot, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad.
CT: May 08, 2012 14:49:54 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BACKGROUND CHECK
We met at high noon, she was dressed completely in green from her pilates shoes to her forest green sweatband. She wore spandex leotards, an Audubon pin and a Sierra Club tee shirt with John Muir's face on it.
CT: May 08, 2012 14:53:16 CST
ANTIBIOTICS GIVEN TO CATTLE FOR SAME REASONS AS HUMANS
In Part 2 of this series we will review the use of antibiotics in cattle, both therapeutic (injected and fed) and non-therapeutic (fed – used to address sickness or to improve animal performance), applications.
CT: May 14, 2012 15:06:45 CST
GROUND BEEF GETS A "RAW DEAL" IN MEDIA COVERAGE
A Mississippi State University meat scientist is describing recent media reports as irresponsible journalism that casts a shadow over established practices that make certain ground beef products healthier and safer.
CT: May 14, 2012 15:09:50 CST
RECORD KEEPING DOES NOT HAVE TO BE HARD
As calf prices increase and more volatility comes to the input side of beef production, completing the task is more important than ever and some of the loopholes or shortcuts no longer exist when it comes to profitable beef production.
CT: May 17, 2012 14:48:30 CST
CATTLE PRODUCERS OFFERED NATIVE GRASSES INFORMATION
An informational program and station tour of Mississippi State University's Prairie Research Unit will focus on native grass and cattle production May 31.
CT: May 21, 2012 14:26:51 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- DECORATION DAY
Decoration Day—Memorial Day as some folks called it—always had special meaning in Hooter's family.
CT: May 21, 2012 14:30:58 CST
SOUTH POLL FIELD DAY TO BE HELD IN MISSOURI
The fourth annual meeting and field day of the South Poll Grass Cattle Association will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Voss Land & Cattle Co. in Linn, Mo.
CT: May 23, 2012 12:55:26 CST
PROPERLY TRANSITIONING CALVES TO GRASS MEANS PROFIT FOR PRODUCERS
Stocker operators have a tough job in the beef business. A tough, but rewarding experience working through cattle with varied amounts of risk hoping to add pounds with limited inputs if Mother Nature is in good humor and provides needed forages for added weight gain. As spring green-up comes into play these seasoned veterans look to take advantage of available grass to add value to a product for the next step in the production process.
CT: May 23, 2012 12:57:45 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE DEATH OF SUPERSTITION
I've never been very superstitious. I've never used the services of a fortune teller, shaman or palm reader and I think the predictions offered up by a star gazer are as reliable as the defroster in my old 1964 Chevy pickup was. And Chinese food advice is as hollow as the inside of the fortune cookie it comes in.
CT: May 24, 2012 15:27:54 CST
BLACK INK -- NO COW LEFT BEHIND
It's graduation season. Students emerge from the school system ready to take on the world.
CT: May 25, 2012 12:43:41 CST
LINK BETWEEN ANIMAL HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY STUDIED
The head of Purdue University's Department of Animal Sciences was on a team of experts that examined the relationship between the health of agricultural animals and consumers' increasing demand for safe food.
CT: May 25, 2012 12:45:29 CST
DEBATE CONTINUES OVER USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN FEED
In the previous part of this series we examined the more practical aspects of the antibiotics that are commonly fed to cattle for a variety of purposes. In this third and final installment of this series we'll continue the discussion looking at specific medications and their use.
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