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Pink slime development

Does anyone remember the pink slime issue that occurred around 2011-2012?  I had completely forgotten about it.  However, I just read that the suit brought against American Broadcasting Companies Inc. (ABC) by Beef Products Inc. (BPI) will proceed to trial.  South Dakota circuit court Judge Cheryle Gering of the Union County Circuit Court in Elk Point, S.D., advanced a potential $5.7...

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Make sure to know what you are feeding

Every year a revised listing of the nutritional composition of feedstuffs is made available.  The new table is now available...

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Farmland prices slide in Illinois

Survey finds 5-14 percent decline last year Tom C. Doran AgriNews Publications Mar 27, 201...

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GAO: Gaps still exist in food animal antibiotic reporting

This article was on the Feedstuffs website (Jacqui Fatka). GAO says gaps it found in farm-...

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Another big meat processor invests in plant-based proteins

I find this to be an interesting concept for the protein based companies.  I originally found the article on MeatingPlace. Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Brynwood Partners VI L.P. to acquire Lightlife Foods, a leading manufacturer and brand of refrigerated plant-based protein foods in the United States, for $140 milli...

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Check Conformation (Especially Feet/Legs) Before Purchasing

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Health

"Spring" calving is well underway. Other than hearing reports of cows and calves with pneumonia, it has been relatively quiet thus far. So now is the time to seriously begin considering when to rebreed your cows. I am not going to discuss EPDs – others can cover that topic. Rather I want to discuss a nagging problem I see in our herds today and the problem is not endemic to any specific...

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Cattle industry still in expansion mode

With all the information out there and lack of key data, especially from the USDA, makes forecasting the cattle industry very daunting.  The USDA released its comprehensive Cattle report, which includes survey-based estimates of the all cattle and calves inventory, the calf crop, beef and dairy cow inventories, and a variety of other inventory estimates. James Minert, Purdue Extension, has used...

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