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  • Dec 20, 2012
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    Individual Death Loss Can Be A Tip To Bigger Problem

    In a lot of periodicals, this title would require reading the article for clarification. But a majority of BEEF readers probably guessed I’m referring to a cow. Oh, we claim we don’t name them, but a number often becomes a name....More
  • Dec 20, 2012
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    Cost Management Really Pays In Tough Times 2

    Cost management is much like heterosis. Used wisely, it always pays; but it pays most when conditions are at their worst....More
  • culling cows after drought
    Dec 20, 2012
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    Consider The Invisible Costs Of Your Drought Strategy 3

    In a continuation of the drought strategies analysis, we project the invisible costs of having fewer calves to sell in the years following the 2012 drought.....More
  • Nov 29, 2012
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    Perhaps The Industry Needs New Allies 4

    Perhaps our industry’s failing is that we’ve spent too much time trying to speak with one unified voice within our industry. While it certainly would be beneficial for the industry and increase our clout, the advantages probably pale in comparison to finding and collaborating with those groups who agree with us....More
  • culling bulls
    Jan 2, 2013
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    Tips For Selecting Bulls, Culling Cows 6

    If you raise your own replacements, the bulls you select become the future of your herd. Meanwhile, judicious cow culling can clean up your herd and make it more manageable and marketable....More
  • Dec 20, 2012
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    The Mandatory COOL Saga Is Nearly Over 5

    MCOOL finally was implemented in 2009, but the battle continued. Canada, later joined by Mexico, initiated a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO). WTO subsequently ruled in June 2012 that the law is discriminatory against livestock from other countries and doesn’t meet the U.S.’s WTO trade obligations. Then, on Dec. 4, WTO gave the U.S. until May 23, 2013, to bring MCOOL into compliance with its WTO obligations....More

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