2012 Trailblazer Award Winner | Bill Broadie

  • All American Beef Battalion volunteer
    Oct 17, 2012

    One Steak At A Time | 2012 Trailblazer Award Winner 1

    Back in 2008, Vietnam veteran Bill Broadie had an idea. AABB's goal is to serve a steak to every U.S. serviceman and woman. Along the way of serving more than 130,000 steaks to deploying and returning soldiers and their families thus far, AABB has provided a huge beef promotion boost for U.S. beef....More

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Montly Columns

  • Smart Cow Culling Pays
    Oct 24, 2012

    CHAPS Data Shows Benefits Of Smart Culling

    This year's widespread drought on top of last year’s moisture sucker in the Southern Plains has left everything short - from corn to hay to the supply of cattle. Yet, true to their nature, folks in the cattle business can always figure out a different way to skin the proverbial cat....More
  • Oct 10, 2012

    Three Steps To A 30-Day Calving Season

    Management of reproduction really includes the manipulation of genetics, nutrition, fertility and estrus, and marketing. If you change any one of these, you may change one or all the others. Burke Teichert, former vice president and general manager of Deseret, provides the management ideas he’s found helpful in building whole-herd reproduction and profitability....More
  • Oct 24, 2012

    The Economics Of Various Drought Strategies

    The 2012 summer drought hit much of cow country. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension economist, summed up the situation in late August this way: “The percent of pastures and range rated as poor to very poor is 59% for the entire country, with higher percentages for the Great Plains (77%), Corn Belt (69%), and Southern Plains (66%), along with the Western region at 54%.”...More
  • Oct 11, 2012

    XL Foods At Center Of Cross-Border Contamination Issue

    his year had been quiet in terms of U.S. beef recalls. That changed with a Sept. 17 recall of ground beef products produced at an Edmonton, Alberta, plant operated by XL Foods, Canada’s second largest beef processor. The recall expanded 13 times over the next three weeks to include whole-muscle cuts, short ribs and other intact cuts. The recall was significant because it exposed the interdependent nature of the North American beef trade....More
  • Beef Producer Using Antibiotics On Calf
    Oct 19, 2012

    A “What If” Question On Antibiotics 1

    Consumers Union is recommending that all supermarkets move toward offering only meat and poultry raised without antibiotics. But broad, sweeping recommendations such as these simply sound appealing to the uninformed. If treated calves can’t be marketed for consumption, what does CR suggest we do with them?...More


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