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2015 May 29
State officials see a crown jewel of research that will draw world-class scientists to Kansas State University (K-State), while federal officials say the new diagnostic lab under construction in Manhattan will provide a first line of defense against foreign animal diseases globally.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
“Research has always been a high priority for the Angus Foundation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President. “We’re excited about offering these additional research white papers for the educational benefit of our supporters, Angus breeders and beef cattle industry leaders.


2015 May 29
Pinkeye is known technically as Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis in recognition of its contagious nature and the damage that results to the cornea (the clear portion of the eye) and conjunctiva.


2015 May 29
Choice retail beef prices jumped over 9 cents per pound in April to a new record level at $640.2 cents per pound, up 9 percent from one year ago and up 22.5 percent from April, 2013. Choice retail beef prices have averaged 12.4 percent higher for the first four months of 2015 compared to last year.


2015 May 29
Many states including Nebraska have experienced higher than normal precipitation events recently with some areas receiving rainfall that far exceeded a 25-year, 24-hour storm event. This abnormally wet weather pattern has caused drainage and flooding issues in areas.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and university partners.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million—216 million fewer than in 1990- 92, or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report, “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015” (SO- FI), released May 27.


2015 May 29
“Beef producers need to do everything that they can to produce a calf from every cow,” said W. Mark Hilton, Clinical Professor of Beef Production Medicine. “If all of your bulls have passed their breeding soundness exam, you can turn them out with confidence.


2015 May 29
After several years of drought, rain in the West is allowing cool season forages to grow in abundance. Harvesting and baling cool season crops such as fescue and wheat hay is a challenge during a wet spring. The timing of the rains can make it difficult for cattlemen who are trying hard to put quality hay in the bale for next winter’s feed supply.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell unveiled the greater sage-grouse land use strategy May 28, made up of landscape-level, tailored state-by-state plans across the West.


2015 May 29
Cattle producers are concerned by the rules as they would relax a longstanding ban by APHIS from allowing fresh beef imports from countries that have a history of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in their animal herds. The U.S. has not had a case of FMD in cattle since 1929.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
Bistro In Vitro is a fictitious restaurant that explores the potential impact that in vitro meat could have on our food culture. By presenting imaginary cultured meat recipes, it aims to contribute to the discussion about the future of meat. Bistro In Vitro is a collaboration between Submarine Channel and Next Nature Network in the Netherlands.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
In agriculture, crop and livestock activities are unique sources of nitrous oxide and methane emissions, notably from soil nutrient management, enteric fermentation (a normal digestive process in animals that produces methane), and manure management..

by WLJ
2015 May 29
The recent rulings with the WTO appear justified in their findings, as Canada and Mexico have been fighting the imposed rule as unfair and detrimental. The original intent of COOL was to increase the value of domestically raised beef; however, it has done the opposite.


2015 May 29
Let’s say you really like steak. Maybe you’ve known that for decades or you only recently discovered that ideal combination of aroma, tender juiciness and flavor. Either way, this is a time when it costs more than ever to buy a steak, and it’s more likely than ever to be a great experience.


2015 May 29
All wealth to the industry comes from consumers so it’s important to monitor retail and foodservice beef sales. There are divergent feelings among analysts about whether beef demand has gotten stronger or weaker in the past year, and I’ll leave it to them to fight it out.


2015 May 22
The markets may well be on the precipice before the fall, or they could have some good times ahead. It’s anyone’s game at this point, and it all depends on the consumer at the meat counter. How much beef are they willing to buy for the traditionally best beef demand period of the year, and how much are they willing to pay for it?.




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