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Friday, February 13,2015

Did You Know

The War on Fat reconsidered

by WLJ
Yet we still see daily limits on dietary fat, as though all fat is the same. What is the truth? Well, the answer and what you did not know about fat grams is best addressed by Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M University Meat Biologist, who has spent most of his career studying the subject.

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Monday, February 9,2015

Cow herd growing; not so fast

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The markets didn’t seem to like the Jan. 31 cattle inventory numbers that showed 1 percent more cattle available than last year, roughly 1.3 million more cattle. Feeder cattle futures were all down the limit of $4.50, bringing feeder cattle values down to.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Guest Opinion

Data analysis provides value for receiving stockers

by WLJ
During the course of conducting grazing research at the Noble Foundation, we routinely receive and “straighten out” stocker cattle. Many of these cattle are sourced from sale barns and would be considered to be at high risk for contracting bovine respiratory disease (BRD, also known as shipping fever).

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Friday, February 6,2015

Beef Talk

Feed those cows the right amount of feed

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
However, the cows still need to be fed. In fact, a common mistake that is made as the weather warms is to reduce the feed a little bit. In reality, yes, that extra feed for body heat may not be needed, but every day that a cow gets closer to birth, the more demanding the pregnancy becomes.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Pasture Management

How to control livestock without spending too much money

by Wayne Burleson
After a recent trip to Nicaragua in Central America on a USAID Farmer-to- Farmer volunteer assignment to instruct farmers on rotational grazing and electric fencing technology, we tested some very effec tive ways to build an inexpensive grazing system.

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Monday, February 2,2015

The New West

by Pete Crow - Publisher
This survey is a proactive tool for public lands ranchers and can be used to combat the many negative perceptions some have about livestock grazing. This survey supports what many of us already know, which is that livestock grazing is a management tool that helps maintain healthy ecosystems.

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Friday, January 30,2015

DID YOU KNOW?

Beef’s big secret ingredient: flavor

by WLJ
We don’t know how many times we’ve heard someone just back from a trip abroad say, “I really would like a juicy steak,” or how many times we’ve seen a small child hand their mother the bun just to eat the hamburger patty. Yes, thank goodness consumers love the unique taste of beef.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Kay's Korner

Speaking with one voice

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Beef remains Americans’ favorite meat. But they are eating less of it each year because of a shrinking supply. Conversely, people are eating more chicken because of an expanding supply. Meanwhile, beef and the way it is produced remains under intense public scrutiny and criticism while hardly a bad word is spoken about chicken.

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Monday, January 26,2015

Details omitted

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
How people communicate matters. I care how people use language, from the overall message down to the individual word choice. Considering my profession, I’m sure that comes as a big surprise. Or not.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Respecting our global marketplace

by WLJ
As a cattleman, I know it’s important for the long-term health of the beef industry that we constantly improve our practices to grow an end product that consumers will want to continue serving to their families. And as a businessman, I also understand the importance of continuous expansion of our market to maintain that sustainability.

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