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Consumers rate trustworthiness of meat information sources

Posted by Teresa Steckler -

Consumers given a random list of 15 sources of information about meat and livestock rated USDA as the most trustworthy source and Chipotle Mexican Grill as the least trustworthy, according to the Oklahoma State University Food Demand Survey. Respondents rated both the Humane Society of the United States and the American Meat Institute as more credible than the New York Times or ABC...

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Cause of infertility in cattle found

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FOLLOWING on the discovery of a genetic mutation in certain breeds of dairy cattle that links high milk production to infertility ( Feedstuffs , Jan. 13), researchers in Germany reported another genetic defect linked to infertility in cattle. To verify the small anomaly that may have "massive consequences," researchers from Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) in Germany used...

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Caring for Cattle During Cold Weather Extremes

Posted by Teresa Steckler -

It is important to monitor your cattle closely during these very stressful periods of bitterly cold weather. Beef cattle increase their body heat production as a response to severe cold exposure by increasing their metabolic rate (heart rate, respiration and blood flow) – increasing their maintenance requirements. Thus in response to increasing their metabolic rate, these cattle will need...

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Nutritional Value of Distiller's Grains is Changing

Posted by Teresa Steckler -

Producers cannot seem to catch a break.  Drought for several years has hampered hay production.  Also the rains of spring last year hampered hay production.  Commodity prices have been high; although corn is down to around $4.25.  Now plants will begin to remove most of the oil in co-products.  Please see the following link for more information: ...

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