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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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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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What pigs eat matters to millennials

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

All right before someone throws the gauntlet at me for reporting a pork article, one just needs to read to the end.  The lack of knowledge about food production is rampant in our society - too few are actually involved in agriculture now.  Also unfortunately, some of those lacking basic ag knowledge may become those in "power" at the local, state, and federal levels of government.  Ag needs to sho...

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Emulating the Best

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

As many of you know I read constantly and try to include those articles that have direct bearing on the beef industry.  I found this article while reading on the Beef website.  Many countries have decided that the US has been dong a great thing for years.  I know that Russia has been importing live cattle for many years to improve their cattle genetics.  This is just an extension of importing US g...

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Beef producer input sought

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

I just read about this on a website.  You may want to consider participating and make your opinions count!   Anonymous survey seeks input from every segment of beef industry WASHINGTON — Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and cou...

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Ten percent of all land to be transferred in next five years

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

I guess this has been long in coming especially when considering the advancing age of farmers in the US, but it takes some time to actually compile the data.  What surprises me the most is that only 2.3% of that land will be sold to non-relatives!  Now according to the data provided by the USDA that will be approximately 2.139 million acres - just a drop in the bucket of the 93 million acres es...

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Guide on 'leftovers' for livestock released

The documentation is clear about the amount of food that is wasted in the US - an astronomical amount - approximately 160 billion pounds!  That is a staggering number.  I know there are several people that feed food waste to their livestock; from spent brewer's products to cereal.  I was reading the following art...

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Cloned calves carcass results unwrapped

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

I do not know if you have seen this article , but I think it is rather interesting.  Nevertheless, there...

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OVER 3,000 GROCERY ITEMS PULLED FROM VERMONT DUE TO NEW GMO LAW

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

WCAX.com reports: "Overwhelmingly, America wants us to join the 63 other nations who label their food," said Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont. Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law took effect Friday. Lawmakers, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, joined the crowd, celebrating. "The Legislature did the right thing," said Sanders, I-Vermont. "They had heari...

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Consumers sour on milk exposed to LEDs

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

Well you may think that this one is a stretch to put on my blog, but it does pertain to cattle - just dairy!  Nevertheless I thought many of you may have heard about this yet.  The article came out a couple of days ago in several media sources; this article is from Feedstuffs .  Happy reading! Displ...

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