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Cattle Feeding Losses, Uncertainty Pound Cattle Prices Commented on: 14 weeks ago (May 11, 2014)

Unfortunately, there's no easy answer because the ingredients and therefore the cost of rations will vary based on regionally available feedstuffs and byproducts. A ration in the Southern Plains...

Merial Introduces LONGRANGE™ (eprinomectin) Commented on: 17 weeks ago (April 23, 2014)

According to Merial, Longrange does not have a label claim for lice.

Burt Rutherford

Will Crossing Two Clones From Prime, YG1 Carcasses Produce Similar Offspring? Commented on: 20 weeks ago (April 1, 2014)

Dr. Matt Cherni sent me a thoughtful email and, with his permission, I'm posting it here: BR

The system to produce clones of yg1 cattle is very interesting and exciting for science, but...

Leachman’s Industry Game Plan: Work Together To Move Forward Commented on: 20 weeks ago (March 31, 2014)

I've learned to never say never, but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for the industry to produce Select catle that eat like Prime. It's not out of the realm of possibility, and there are...

Talking Technology With Non-Technical Consumers Commented on: 22 weeks ago (March 19, 2014)

Debbie Norton with Graphic Arts of Topeka is a friend I've known for a long time and now a co-worker through her involvement in BEEF Vet, a sister publication written for large animal...

Forget Chipotle’s Negativity; Culver’s Champions For Animal Ag Commented on: 22 weeks ago (March 18, 2014)

Culver's is primarily a regional chain concentrated in the upper MIdwest and Great Lakes regions, although there a few restaurants scattered in other states. There aren't any restaurants near me,...

College Student Takes BEEF Editor To Task Over Antibiotic Resistance Article Commented on: 23 weeks ago (March 12, 2014)

Schedule f--I apolgize for being late to the party. Been putting in a lot of windshield time the past three days and the highway patrol frowns on posting while driving.

I agree. The term "...

U.S. Beef Herd Is Mostly Black But Changing Slightly Commented on: 25 weeks ago (February 21, 2014)

I was surprised with the birthweight answer as well.So much so, in fact, that I wrote a commentary about it.


McDonald’s & Walmart Demand Sustainable Beef – What Does That Really Mean? Commented on: 30 weeks ago (January 17, 2014)

Good question, Charlie. However, I don't know the answer. All McDonald's has said publicly up to this point involves only beef.

Burt Rutherford

True Or False: Animal Agriculture Uses 80% Of All Antibiotics Commented on: 35 weeks ago (December 18, 2013)

Rumensin (monensin) is an ionophore, so it goes into that large bucket of antibiotics that have no impact on human medicine. Bovatec (lasalocid) is another ionophore that is used in cattle...

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