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April 2013
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Savory's solution

Zimbabwean biologist Allan Savory says livestock can benefit — rather than harm — the environment and help stop desertification. Full story.

Simpler selection

Economic selection indexes help, but ranchers still need to study the numbers. Full story.

Issues that Matter: COOL - it's back

It’s been more than a decade since mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat products turned up in the 2002 Farm Bill, and the issue remains as contentious as ever. Full story.

Environmentalists talk beef

An ongoing debate in the environmental community revolves around the stance toward beef: Is it better to work on making beef production more environmentally friendly or devote their energies to convincing people that they shouldn’t be eating beef? Full story.

Savvy PR or chilling effect on innovation?

Whole Foods Market, a 335-store organic- and natural-food chain, made headlines last month announcing that by 2018 it will require all products in its stores to be labeled, indicating whether they contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Full story.

I'm a Drover: Balancing act

Wyoming cattleman Scott George adds NCBA president to his diverse list of tasks. Full story.

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Savory's solution

Zimbabwean biologist Allan Savory says livestock can benefit — rather than harm — the environment and help stop desertification. Full story.

Simpler selection

Economic selection indexes help, but ranchers still need to study the numbers. Full story.

Savvy PR or chilling effect on innovation?

Whole Foods Market, a 335-store organic- and natural-food chain, made headlines last month announcing that by 2018 it will require all products in its stores to be labeled, indicating whether they contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Full story.

Markets MORE

Economic Indicators: Poor margins remain

Feedyards and packers continue their struggle with monumental losses. Full story.

Stocker/Feeder Markets: Weak demand for stockers/feeders

Stocker and feeder markets ended March in decline. Most markets were fully $20 to $25 per hundredweight lower than last year, according to Drovers/CattleNetwork’s 50-market auction summary. Full story.

Beef export value sets record in 2012

U.S. beef exports set a new value record last year, topping the mark established in 2011, according to USDA end-of-year statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Full story.

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Environmentalists talk beef

An ongoing debate in the environmental community revolves around the stance toward beef: Is it better to work on making beef production more environmentally friendly or devote their energies to convincing people that they shouldn’t be eating beef? Full story.

Savvy PR or chilling effect on innovation?

Whole Foods Market, a 335-store organic- and natural-food chain, made headlines last month announcing that by 2018 it will require all products in its stores to be labeled, indicating whether they contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Full story.

I'm a Drover: Balancing act

Wyoming cattleman Scott George adds NCBA president to his diverse list of tasks. Full story.

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Profit Tips: Cattle Feeding - The value of carcass gain

On a live-weight basis, average daily gains tend to decline late in the finishing period, possibly triggering shipment of cattle as cost of gain appears to approach or exceed the value of gain. Full story.

Profit Tips: Pasture Management - Show cattle where to graze

Left on their own, cattle can overgraze riparian areas and neglect valuable forage on more difficult terrain further from water. Full story.

Profit Tips: Equipment - Easy trailer hookup

One of the more frustrating chores on a ranch, when you are by yourself, can be hooking-up the stock trailer to a truck. Full story.

7080 Series Self-propelled Forage Harvesters

ProDrive™ senses which axle has more traction and sends power to that axle. A new faster, more reliable spout turning ... Read More

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