Editorial

Processed meat can play role in healthy diet, AMI says

The American Meat Institute is urging the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) to consider “realistic” factors, including cultural forces, family influences, personal food preferences, changes in meal patterns and advertising, among others, when developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. FULL STORY »

How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

In the wake of disclosures that top government labs mishandled anthrax, smallpox and avian flu, U.S. health authorities are considering the once unthinkable: cutting the burgeoning number of labs working with the planet's most dangerous microbes. FULL STORY »

DFM for rumen health Play video

Megasphaera elsdenii is an anaerobic bacteria that metabolizes lactic acid in the rumen of beef and dairy cattle reducing the risk of acidosis and other digestive problems. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Fed cattle prices weaken

After a multi-week hot streak, fed cattle prices have weakened. The 5-area cash cattle price of $155.87 is down $1.83 from the previous week. FULL STORY »

Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Footrot

Summertime: Bulls are turned out with spring calving females on pasture for breeding, stocker cattle enjoy their last stop on grass before transitioning into the feedyard, and bred fall cows spend their days grazing without a care in the world – it’s almost like paradise. FULL STORY »

Popular Science debunks 10 GMO claims

In the July issue of Popular Science, the magazine tackles the topic of biotechnology and debunks many of the commonly held ideas about genetically modified food. FULL STORY »

Feeder margins stay above $300

While feedlot margins dropped more than $16 last week, they finished the week ending July 12 at $302.56 per head, according to the latest data from the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Corn conditions still at 15-year high

More than 75 percent of the nation’s corn crop is rated in good or better condition according to the USDA’s Crop Progress report, marking the best conditions seen in the 15 years. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf production/marketing alternatives with limited forage

Most all of Oklahoma received considerable rain from late May into early July. This resulted in much needed forage growth in all regions, including some of the worst drought areas. FULL STORY »

Follow BQA guidelines when treating and selling cows

Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics. FULL STORY »

Does American agriculture need ‘right to farm’ laws?

The ‘right to farm’ movement across the heartland is gaining in popularity, but not everyone in agriculture supports it. FULL STORY »

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