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Soil Health

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Pasture

I just spoke at the "Principle & Practices of Adaptive Grazing" pasture walk hosted by The Pasture Project in Creal Springs. Dr. Allen Williams spoke about grazing practices and principles to improve soil health then we toured the pasture. Regardless of the pasture talk I attend, I learn something new. Dr. Williams and the Pasture Project promote an adaptive grazing system. From the...

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Utilize alternative feedstuffs

I was out of the office yesterday and noticed that many corn and soybean fields are turning brown. One field of beans was actually out!  Many producers have poorer than normal pastures due to overgrazing last fall, this spring, and this fall. It is what it is! Nevertheless there are still a couple of opportunities out there. Corn residue can provide you with extra gazing days with...

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Transdermal Banamine approved

Merck Animal Health has introduced Banamine Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution).   Banamine Transdermal is the only US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved product for the control of pain associated with foot rot and fever associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in a food-producing animal.  It is applied as a pour-on thus obviating intravenous (IV) administration....

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Survey: Nearly one-third of Americans support ban on slaughterhouses

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Other

Approximately one-third of Americans support a ban on slaughterhouses, according to the most recent Oklahoma State University (OSU) "Food Demand Survey" (FooDS). FooDS, a monthly online survey with a sample size of at least 1,000 individuals, tracks consumer preferences and sentiment on the safety, quality and price of food consumed at home and away from home, with a particular focus on meat deman...

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Court documents allege mislabeling of U.S. beef

R-CALF USA and the Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) allege that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is mislabeling hundreds of millions of pounds of imported beef as "Products of the USA." The groups claim that the Tariff Act of 1930 requires imported beef to bear a label denoting the foreign country of origin of the beef all the way to the consumer, unless the beef undergoes a substantial...

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Record-high U.S. per capita meat, poultry disappearance seen in 2018

Production increases in the U.S. beef, pork and broiler industries expected in 2018 will likely lead to record quantities of red meat and poultry available to U.S. consumers, USDA forecast in its latest Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook report. For 2018, the combined per capita retai...

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New study: Don’t graze fescue to the ground

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Pasture

This article was on the following website . The verdict is in. Grazing toxic fescue to the ground is dangerous to pastured livestock. Findings released by the University of Missouri indicate that the highest levels of toxic alkaloids are held in the bottom 2 inches of inf...

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