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Friday, March 6,2015

Top 10 questions, answers on beef

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
We all know beef tastes great, but did you know that beef can be good for you too? Here are some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to beef and your health..

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Friday, March 6,2015

Dietary guidelines' reviews send thumbs down to committee recommendations

by WLJ
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) was one of several groups to step up quickly to challenge the recent recommendations on U.S. dietary guidelines. Just a week after seeking a longer comment period on the report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), NAMI sent letters and emails to more than 40 editorial page editors at U.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Vet's Perspective

Calf scours; causes and treatment

by WLJ
Young animals suffering from bouts of enteritis and severe diarrhea are very susceptible to acute dehydration due to the high percentage of body water in neonates. The ability to recognize and treat dehydration is invaluable to a successful operation.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 5

by WLJ
Q: Aren’t we eating too much meat and beef? A: Despite other changes in the way we eat, Americans have not increased their percentage of calories from protein in 30 years. Americans consume about 5.1 ounces of protein foods daily which includes 1.7 ounces of beef daily, on average...

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 7

by WLJ
Q: Are all proteins created equal? A: No. When it comes to choosing high quality proteins, beef is a nutritious choice with an unbeatable taste. Naturally nutrient-rich lean beef gives you more essential nutrients (10 to be exact) in fewer calories than many other plant-based proteins. ...

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Friday, March 6,2015

March is a telling month for cattle ranchers and basketball players

by WLJ
Preparation, Rusche said is the key component for success in both fields. “For a rancher, success during calving is critical. More than 60 percent of calves that are born and die before weaning are either born dead or are lost within the first 24 hours of birth,” said Rusche quoting data from the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 6

by WLJ
Aside from being a great source of protein, beef provides essential nutrients in a smaller package than some other proteins.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Herbicide guide offers weed management ideas

by WLJ
Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, professors of agronomy and ISU Extension and Outreach weed scientists, updated the 2015 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production to reflect the 2014 growing season, product effectiveness and changes in industry offerings.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Eliminating toxic fescue begins with hay fields

by WLJ
Kentucky-31 fescue, the dominant grass in Missouri pastures, has a fungus living between cell walls of the plant. Toxin from the fungus protects the plant but harms grazing animals. New novel endophytes protect the grass without harming livestock..

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Friday, March 6,2015

FAO food price index declined in February

by WLJ
Its ongoing decline—to its lowest level since July 2010—reflects robust supply conditions as well as ongoing weakness in many currencies versus the U.S. dollar, which appear set to continue, said Michael Griffin, FAO’s dairy and livestock market expert.

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