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Friday, January 30,2015

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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

National Beef Checkoff Program looking to increase assessment to $2 per head

by WLJ
F r o m research, to education, to p r o m otion, the B e e f Checkoff Program aims to increase beef demand domestically and overseas. The $1 mandatory checkoff was established in the 1985 Farm Bill, and 30 years later, industry leaders are recognizing that the dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Signs of impending calving in cows

by WLJ
As the spring calving season approaches, the cows will show typical signs that will indicate parturition is imminent. Changes that are gradually seen are udder development, or “making bag” and the relaxation and swelling of the vulva. These indicate the cow is due to calve in the near future.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Soundness exams, genetic testing improve herd performance

by WLJ
Carpenter, speaking at the recent Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo, said, “The thing we know about managing bull fertility is the breeding soundness exam performed by a qualified vet is the best and most practical predictor of potential fertility.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Low-stress cattledog demonstration at industry convention

by WLJ
The trade show is a part of NCBA’s Cattle Industry Convention, the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. Reyes’ cattledog demonstration is one of this year’s sessions on ways to increase cattle performance by reducing handling stress and how cattlemen can shape consumers’ perception of beef.

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Friday, January 30,2015

CA officials to discuss drought

by WLJ
With California farmers and ranchers preparing for a potential fourth consecutive drought year, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will meet with federal and state officials to discuss drought operations and potential actions for 2015.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Finding best ways to safeguard beef production in changing climate

by WLJ
Sporting collars equipped with GPS tracking devices, these beef cattle are part of a sweeping five-year study led by Kansas State University to better understand beef production vulnerability across the southern Great Plains in the face of climate change.

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Friday, January 30,2015

BQA best management practices

by WLJ
Written records were mentioned in the first portion of this story, and they are extremely important when following BQA guidelines and these records become even more valuable when they are passed along to the next segment of the industry with the cattle.

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Friday, January 30,2015

FAO director calls for action on food insecurity

by WLJ
“Food security is an important foundation for peace, political stability and sustainable development. In the history of humanity, time and time again we have seen vicious circles linking violence and hunger, and these are conflicts that are not restricted by national borders,” Graziano da Silva told meeting participants.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Range science impacts policy, rural economies

by WLJ
Keith Nantz sees himself like this in a few years: Sitting on a horse watching cows and fat calves as they munch on tall grass on his property. Elk graze nearby, wild turkeys strut by with their young, and a creek with clean water meanders past aspens and pines.

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