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zilmax pulled from U.S. & canada
Capping An Eventful Nine Days, Merck Halts Zilmax™ Sales 6
Over a nine-day period, a stunning series of developments that concluded with Zilmax™ being temporarily removed from the U.S. and Canadian market shakes up the supply picture for U.S. beef.
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Tyson’s Zilmax™ Policy Continues To Jitter The Industry
Tyson Fresh Meats dropped a “Dear John” bombshell on the industry last week.
cowherd predictions for 2014
Is 2014 The Cow-Calf Sector’s Watershed Year? 3
The past 13 years have seen relentless beef cow liquidation. From a high of 45.7 million beef cows in the U.S. in 1975, cow numbers declined to 35.7 million in 2000, and fell to a 2013 inventory of 29.3 million.
Barnyard Brawn: 13 New Tractors For Your Ranch
Utility tractors of 40-100 hp are particularly suited to these myriads of tasks that are often performed in close quarters. On the following pages, we present some of the newest units that fit this category.
Dustun Focht, World Livestock Auctioneer Champion
Dustin Focht Crowned 50th World Livestock Auctioneer Champ
Dustin Focht, Stillwater, OK, claims the world champion auctioneering slot, while Brian Little, Wann, OK, takes reserve champion for an Oklahoma sweep at the 50th World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.
RIngling bros circus responds to animal welfare extremists
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Won’t Back Down To Animal Rights Extremists 53
The family-owned Feld Entertainment takes a firmly proactive stance against animal rights activists and refuses to be bullied. The offer the same advice to beef producers.
corn planting slow in 2013 crop progress
USDA Crop Progress Report: 95% Of Corn Planted; Emergence at 85%
USDA's June 9 Crop Progress report indicates corn planting in the 18 selected states is at 95%, just off the 98% pace of the five-year average. Pasture and range is generally in Fair to Good condition.
Canada files list of U.S. commodities for possible retaliation
Canada Releases List Of Commodities Under Consideration For COOL Retaliatory Action
Canada has released a list of U.S. commodities it is considering for possible relaliation under the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement process over country-of-origin labeling.
carriage drivers, cattlemen share animal welfare concerns
Carriage Drivers, Cattlemen Share Animal Welfare Concerns 5
Palmetto Carriage Works entertains more than 100,000 tourists each year on an hour-long tour of the historic port city of Charleston, SC.
state of beef industry survey results down
Mother Nature Keeping Beef Producers On Edge
With fundamentals portending prosperous times for the cattle industry about the last decade, the industry has seemed to lurch from one expansion-dampening crisis such to another.
cow-calf efficiency research
Cow-Calf Efficiency Symposium Agenda Is Finalized
The premier of this annual research symposium on cow-calf efficiency is set for Sept. 12-13 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The symposium is a result of an research endowment from Ken & Caroline Eng.
lean finely textured beef
What The Industry Learned From Being “Pink Slimed” 2
James Dickson, Iowa State University professor of meat science, says the BPI experience has dampened enthusiasm among some food innovators regarding new, alternative processes.
oil lease advice for ranchers
Attorney Advises Landowners On Oil And Gas Lease 2
Attorney James Decker’s advice to ranchers entering lease agreements for oil and gas exploration on their land is to have a lawyer with expertise on mineral rights on your team.
Kenneth Eng cow-confinement research
Early Weaning May Offer No Feed Savings Advantage 11
The conventional wisdom is that early weaning of calves allows their dams to gain condition, resulting in feed savings and better rebreeding rates. Preliminary results of new research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), however, seem to contradict that.
cow-calf efficiency symposium
Eng Foundation To Hold Sept. 12-13 Cow Efficiency Symposium 1
A body of cow efficiency work from three universities will be presented from noon to noon on Sept. 12-13 at UNL’s Johnny Carson Center. It’s the first in an annual series of research symposia underwritten by a $2-million endowment by the Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation. Other universities participating include Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University. The public is invited to attend.

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