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Value of bull to commercial herd exceeds ‘relative’ value

I saw this article on the Feedstuffs website.  The value of bulls in commercial herds goes beyond the "relative" value typically ascribed to them in market pricing, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock specialist Dr. Joe Paschal said. "In publications referencing cattle values for commercial producers as well as reports from beef breed associations, the va...

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Anaplasmosis in southern IL - need beef producers help

Hello all, It has been a while since I have posted anything but I have been on the road quite extensively the last two months in southern IL.  The reason I have been on the road so much is the grant that I received from the IL Beef Association.  I have had the opportunity to meet new cattlemen through out the 27 southern county region and am grateful for them allowing me to take blood s...

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It is an interesting time to produce beef

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

As you may know I like to read from various (and numerous) outlets. Let's just say the news lately has been rather interesting.  Here's a synopsis of what is out there - which may have a huge impact on beef production in the US. U.S. halts Brazilian fresh beef imports due to safety concern s. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday announced the su...

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USDA revises Angus certification requirements

By Tom Johnston on 5/24/2017 USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (A...

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USDA forecasts 2.3% growth in 2018 beef production

This article was published by Feedstuffs and can be found here .   The...

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Ammonia and major global ag areas

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Weather

For those of you that follow my blog, you know that I try to bring to your attention articles that I come across that may or may not be interesting to read.  I read this article on Feedstuff's website and found it interesting.  I have not looked into the data so be a little speculative.  The article can be found...

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GAO urges more oversight of antibiotic use in food animals

By Meatingplace Editors The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling for the federal government to establish more specific guidelines and increase data collection on the use of medically important antibiotics in food animals. In a...

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