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Thursday, July 3,2014

Cattle numbers are tight across North America

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USDA will release the July Cattle report in about a month which will provide a mid-year estimate of feeder supplies, though no yearover-year comparisons will be possible since the report was canceled last year. U.S. feeder supplies will likely be down again with a 2014 U.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

How to maintain open cattle yards

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The performance and cost of gain to background or finish cattle depends in large part on the quality of their feeding environment; as little as 4-8 inches of mud can reduce performance and feed efficiency by about 13 percent, said Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

'Top Ten' list of food-borne parasites released

by WLJ
As a first step in tackling the problem, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) are initially focusing on the 10 food borne parasites with the greatest global impact.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

Parasites by continent

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Classified biologically as protozoa and helminths (but better known as tapeworms, flatworms and roundworms), it is difficult to know how widespread parasites are globally because in many countries it is not compulsory to notify public health authorities of their presence.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

Poison hemlock is a manageable menace

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Legleiter said there are a few ways to identify poison hemlock and distinguish it from two other plants it closely resembles: Queen Anne’s lace and wild carrot. Poison hemlock can be spotted by its finely divided, triangle-shaped leaves and small, white flowers that grow in an umbrella shape and don’t bloom until the weed’s second year of growth.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

Schuler Red Angus was named Seedstock Producer of the Year

by WLJ
Schuler Red Angus, Bridgeport, Neb., was named the 2014 Beef Improvement Federation Seedstock Producer of the Year during an awards ceremony June 20 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Neb.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

CB Farms Family Partnership named BIF Commercial Producer of the Year

by WLJ
CB Farms Family Partnership of Preston, KS, was named the 2014 Beef Improvement Federation Commercial Producer of the Year during an awards ceremony June 19 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, NE.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

Rabobank: Volume of protein imports to China remain high

by WLJ
According to the latest Rabobank report, Beef Quarterly Q2 2014, the global beef market will regain its positive momentum in Q3, once the current, temporarily high supply has worked through the system. This will likely support further strengthening of prices, as supply of competing animal proteins tighten.

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Thursday, July 3,2014

Korea takes proactive approach on animal welfare, sustainability

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Animal welfare and sustainability are not yet popular topics of conversation in Asian markets, such as South Korea, but it is only a matter of time before the trends that take root in Europe and the United States will find their way around the globe..

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Friday, June 27,2014

Did You Know?

Dairy influence and black-hided beef cattle in the mix

by WLJ
The first week in June saw total U.S. federally inspected cattle harvest at 614,000 cattle, which represents half a million steers and heifers and 114,000 cull bulls and cows. This is a decline of 5.8 percent from last year— reflecting the dramatic reduction in the size of the U.

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