Amanda Radke

Amanda
Radke
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Cattlemen’s College Review: Applying 35 Years Of Genetic Resource To Build Cows 1

Breeding decisions can greatly influence the profitability of a cow-calf operation. Leading researchers with the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) shared the results of several studies that examine breeding strategies for producers. Here’s a roundup of the key results of those studies.

Diets Push Beef’s Healthy Role

Obesity in the U.S. continues unabated, indicating that Americans are increasingly overfed but undernourished. A new trend, however, indicates beef can play a role in helping manage the nation’s health and waistline.

Checkoff studies indicate that 95% of Americans enjoy the taste of beef, and they no longer need to feel guilty about it. Gary Taubes, author of “Good Calories; Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It,” pushes his readers to pass on the bread and brownies and opt for animal proteins and vegetables.

Miss America Is On Agriculture's Side
Who makes the best advocates for agriculture? I think it’s ranchers like you and me – folks who can proudly share our personal stories with dust on our jeans and manure on our boots. That authenticity can’t be easily duplicated
Beef Producers Must Promote To Consumers
U.S. red meat production is predicted to decline through 2012, parallel with domestic per-capita meat consumption, USDA recently projected. Fewer cattle numbers are adding up to higher live-cattle prices, but also higher prices at retail
Are You A Beef Optimist Or Pessimist?
It seemed agriculture was finally getting things figured out by taking ownership of the animal welfare debate, reclaiming it after anti-agriculture groups
Setting The RFID Standard
Not much riles up South Dakota cattle rancher Jeff Ebersdorfer, but ask about country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and he's ready to tell you a thing or
All-American Beef Battalion Honors Troops
Bill Broadie, Senior Vice Chairman of the All American Beef Battalion (AABB) still remembers the day he returned home from the Vietnam War.
Ready or Not, Here Comes COOL
I was reading the big headlines of the day, and an article in the Chicago Tribune titled, “New Law Requires Labels on Meat” immediately caught my eye.
Top-10 Winter Checklist
While warm summer temperatures make the challenges of icy, frigid weather seem far away, now is the time to make the preparations that will minimize
Top-10 Winter Checklist
While warm summer temperatures make the challenges of icy, frigid weather seem far away, now is the time to make the preparations that will minimize those
New Producer Video Profiles Available At BEEF TV
When 17 busloads of beef producers embarked on the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Summer Tour and Trade Show in Windom, MN on July 15
"Slick” Gene Improves Cattle Heat Tolerance
With the summer heat blazing down on cattle ranchers across the country, the discovery of a new way to improve heat tolerance in cattle is certainly good news.
Gearing Up Or Gearing Down?
With skyrocketing production costs and tough consumer economic conditions, the beef industry is facing challenging times. But do those margin-squeezing
Four Firms Weighing In On Beef Alliances
With skyrocketing production costs and tough consumer economic conditions, the beef industry is facing

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