Archive for January 2017

Beef Bites

Have a get together coming up? Mexican Cornbread Casserole is a quick and easy dish to whip up and take along! Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 1 pound ground beef 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix 2 (8.5-ounce) boxes corn muffin mix 1 (14.0-ounce) can cream-style corn 1 (14.0-ounce) can corn kernels, drained 1 1/2 cups…

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Beef Price Ups and Downs

The cattle market zig-zags up and down more than ever, but so do prices for the end product, says a boxed beef reporter for Urner Barry, in Toms River, N.J. “Ranchers understand not only what it takes to raise an animal, the science of it, but also for what market and when,” says Bruce Longo.…

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NCBA Convention Registration Now Open

Registration and housing for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show is now open. The 120th annual convention will be held in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 1-3, 2017. Advanced registration is open until Jan. 4, 2017. Convention participants will hear from industry leaders, gather insight on industry trends, and enjoy an…

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Merck Sustainability App

Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new app, the Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an…

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End Of Year Tax Planning

Many livestock operations should already be turning to their advisors for tips and strategies on how to reduce their operation’s — and their own — tax bill. Fortunately, every operator has at their disposal a number of basic strategies along with several unusual year-end moves to help reduce the annual tax bill. Generally, a profitable…

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Trump Action On TPP Costly To U.S. Beef Industry

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) yesterday. While not unexpected, the president’s action will cost beef producers. TPP would have reduced tariffs on U.S. beef exported to Japan from 38.5% today to 9% over a 16-year period. The U.S. annually exports more than $1 billion worth of beef to…

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Meet The Leadership

Meet the Leadership Winter is a common time for some cattle associations to hold annual meetings and elect new leadership for their associations. FEED•LOT found out a little about some of the incoming national and state presidents as they take office. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association A fourth-generation cattleman from Elwood, Neb., Craig Uden has always…

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Training Pen Riders in Low-Stress Cattle Handling

By: Heather Smith Thomas Pen riders are crucial for monitoring and moving cattle. They can also reduce stress levels in pens of cattle. Lynn Locatelli, DVM with attlexpressions in New Mexico, works with feedlots in the Midwest and Canada and says pen rider training is usually focused just on health issues and how individual animals…

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