Volume IX Number 4
July/August 2001

Editor's Desk


Meat Case Sales Jump with Checkoff Idea


Keeping Score


Dr. Brad Morgan


High-Tech Spying--on Livestock


Atop a mobile animal surveillance laboratory, technicians record data on animal behavior. The laboratory on wheels is equipped with remote-controlled cameras and night vision scopes.


Purchasing Blended Ingredients


Texas Develops a Market for Composted Feedyard Manure


Employee Management Conference Held, Proceedings Available


Free Trade Agreement Costly for U.S. Beef Market


An Employee's Guide to BRD


All employees in the feedyard, not just pen riders, should know the symptoms of a sick calf.


Electronic Marketing Becoming Dominant Force in Cattle Sales


Bidders Compete for Certified Calves at World Auctioneer Championship


Rancher and Feedyard Owner Develops Branded Product


The Flavor wave is an infra-red cooking system can cook a steak from frozen in 20 minutes.


Manure Digester Reduces Solids, Odors in Lagoons


The SHAC Manure Digester works to break down the solids in a lagoon, preparing them to be further utilized by the soil.


PDAs for the Beef Feedlot Industry


Palm-sized computers use a stylus and touch screen exclusively in combination with a handwriting recognition program.


Are They Ready?


Where is the Beef Industry Headed?


Dry vs. Liquid Supplements


Research Finds Breeding Soundness is Highly Heritable


Take a Look at the Record


"Mega Ball" A Meaty Competitor in Taiwan


"Mega Ball" is the star attraction in a U.S. Meat Export Federation promotion that saw dramatic sales increases during 2000 on the island of Taiwan. An all-U.S. beef product using underutilized cuts, Mega Ball has also provided U.S. access to Taiwan's "wet markets" where 75 percent of consumers still shop.


Foreign Buyers Talk U.S. Beef


Certified Angus Beef Market Quotes Available


Cactus Feeders Tops Texas Cattle Feeders Fed Beef Challenge


Disease Outbreaks Make Origin Labeling Important


Correlation of Nutrition and Breeding


Market Notes


Cattlewomen Introduce Website


Gelbvieh Unveils Grid Merit EPD


Beef Demand Up for Seventh Consecutive Quarter


Angus Beef Record Service Provides Online Features


Bill Mies Joins Future Beef


Impact of Boxed Beef Price Reporting Error on Cattle Prices






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