Industry News

You’re Invited to Beef Bash 2019

Dr. Les Anderson, Extension Professor and Ben Crites, IRM Coordinator, University of Kentucky You’ve got to see this one! The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association are busy planning a fall educational event with something for everyone. Circle Thursday, September 26th on your calendar and join us at the UK C. Oran Little Research Station in Versailles for an afternoon with the cows, grass,…

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Newly discovered cattle genes could be keys to more sustainable beef industry

By: Justin Dupuis – 7/16/19 A newly discovered series of genes related to feed efficiency could pave the way to making cattle farming cheaper and more sustainable, according to a new study by University of Alberta researchers. U of A ruminant biologist and microbiologist Le Luo Guan and her research team showed that of the 20,000 genes expressed in bovine rumen, liver, muscle and back fat—key…

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AgriLife forage specialist warns of possible post-Tropical Storm Barry armyworm outbreak

OVERTON – Fall armyworms could follow rainfall delivered by Tropical Storm Barry, warns a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents in a few Central and East Texas counties have reported armyworm activity in hayfields and pastures over the past few weeks. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist in Overton, said producers should expect an increase in armyworm numbers, especially…

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NCBA Continues To Provide Input On Government’s Dietary Guidelines

NCBA staff recently told members of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that an overwhelming body of scientific evidence shows healthy diets including red meat, like beef, support optimal human health and well-being. Shalene McNeill, a registered dietitian and executive director of nutrition research for NCBA, told committee members the unique combination of bioavailable iron, zinc and B vitamins in beef help build and maintain strength…

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Cattle and beef markets looking for summer direction

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist I just returned to Stillwater after several weeks of travel. Late last week I was in central Nebraska on the eastern side of the Sand Hills.  Excess water continues to be an issue there with continued flooding and roads washed out.  Bottomlands used for hay production are too wet for haying or grazing.  In other…

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