Archive for May 2014

Beef Bites

Have some leftover roast or steak you're wanting to use? Here is a great recipe for Beef & Vegetable Cheese Steak Sandwiches to try out!  INGREDIENTS 12 ounces reserved cooked Pepper-Crusted Tri-Tip Roast, thinly sliced 2 small red, green or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch thick strips 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch…

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El Niño Coming Back With a Vengeance — Forecasters

Current weather patterns and satellite information are giving indications of an El Nino event this summer. Earlier in the year, the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said we had a 50-50 chance at an El Nino developing. But now those odds have increased to 65%. If that happens, it could mean a wet summer for the…

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Beef Bites

Its time to break out the grill, how about trying these Basil Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato Mayonnaise over the weekend?  Ingredients      1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)      1 cup boiling water      1 cup fat-free mayonnaise      2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce      1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped      2…

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AgrAbility publication helps guard against back problems

By: Keith Robinson WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Farmers, ranchers and anyone involved in agriculture and home gardening can learn how to reduce the risks of developing back problems with a new publication by AgrAbility.  BACK on the Farm, BACK in the Saddle also includes information on how to manage existing back problems. "Back problems are…

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Worth the Weight

By: Katie Allen A K-State livestock economist talks value of gain projections for feeder cattle in the coming months, as well as nationwide beef herd expansion. MANHATTAN, Kan. – The current environment for the beef industry includes a limited supply of feeder cattle and stable consumer demand for beef, said Glynn Tonsor, livestock economist for…

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Storing large round bales

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist The very dry spring (that most of Oklahoma has endured) points toward short hay production this summer and expensive hay feeding next winter.  As hay is being cut and put in large round bales, it is very important this year to reduce hay storage losses.   University…

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In The Cattle Markets

By: Matthew A. Diersen, Professor Summer Stocker Cattle Returns A look back at past price relationships during May sheds some light on the gross margin of running stockers. This spring the gross margin and feed costs have again changed suggesting implications for several different prices. In May a stocker can be purchased in South Dakota…

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Record feeder prices supported by latest data

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Last week, the Oklahoma combined auction price for 450-500 lb., Med/Large, No. 1 steers was $237.27/cwt., up 46 percent from one year ago.  The price for 750-800 lb. steers was $187.32 cwt., up 43 percent for last year.  Feeder cattle prices are at a record…

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Millennials – Are they really that different from other generations?

For the beef checkoff, there are two important goals in the Beef Industry Long Range Plan around which key elements of the program are built – building beef demand and protecting beef’s image. To accomplish these goals, beef checkoff programs have focused on consumers’ ages, household status, and their interest in both food and nutrition. Recently,…

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