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Most Americans believe chicken has added hormones or steroids: NCC

Nearly 80 percent of Americans mistakenly believe that chicken contains added hormones or steroids, according to a new national survey released today by the National Chicken Council (NCC). No chicken sold or raised in the U.S. is given hormones or steroids. The survey, meanwhile, highlighted an opportunity for chicken producers to educate consumers about the origin of their chicken,...

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Ear tag units may detect sick beef cattle

Posted by Teresa Steckler - Disease

Technology can be a wonderful thing...especially when it works!  One technology is accelerometers.  They measure acceleration such as when a smartphone switches orientation from portrait to landscape, depending on how it's tilted, or a car's airbag inflates when it senses collision forces. The devices can detect the most sensitive of motions, from the number of steps taken during a morning walk to...

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New app features reproduction management info, BEEF news

As they say there's an app for that.  I was reading and found this article and if you have a smart phone and use apps, then maybe consider downloading this one. University of Tennessee (UT) Extension IT Specialist Brad Greenfield and UT Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Justin Rhinehart have developed an app designed to help beef producers manage their breeding and genetics programs fr...

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USDA predicts net farm cash and income will drop in 2015

The nation's farms should prepare to see lower net cash and net income for 2015 if projections from USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) prove true. ERS is forecasting that net cash income for U.S. farms is expected to fall by 27.7 percent in 2015 while net farm income is expected to drop by 38.2 percent in he largest single-year decline since 1983. This would be the second conse...

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Analyst dissects latest world beef trade data

By Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University extension livestock marketing specialist Among top global beef exporters, the 2016 market situation is quite variable according to the latest USDA World Markets and Trade report for livestock and poultry. India passed Brazil in 2014 to become the No. 1 beef exporter in the world. India, which exports mostly meat from water buffalo, (...

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