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2014-04-08 23:22:32

Visionary cattleman, Don Smith, is featured in a CBS News segment about his industry-changing supplement for healthier beef and industry changing fundraising source. Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A visionary cattleman and former energy executive is gaining positive attention in the media, thanks to a bold venture that he and his team hope will lead the “evolution” of the American diet: beef. In a news report on KREX, the CBS affiliate serving the Grand Junction, Colorado...

2014-03-31 23:22:43

Omega3Beef, a Colorado-based company is on the verge of adding a new, healthier menu choice for beef lovers — and at the same time, connecting directly with consumers to kickstart its entry into the market. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 A Colorado-based company is on the verge of adding a new, healthier menu choice for beef lovers — and at the same time, connecting directly with consumers to kickstart its entry into the market. Led by visionary cattleman and company founder...

2014-03-28 09:31:54

Geneticists and anthropologists previously suspected that ancient Africans domesticated cattle native to the African continent nearly 10,000 years ago. Now, a team of University of Missouri researchers has completed the genetic history of 134 cattle breeds from around the world. In the process of completing this history, they found that ancient domesticated African cattle originated in the "Fertile Crescent," a region that covered modern day Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Israel. In their study...

2014-03-27 12:31:53

New videos show dairy farmers' commitment to producing high quality milk MONTRÉAL, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) recently launched a new website dedicated to the commitment of dairy farmers and the quality of Canadian milk. The website, www.CanadianMilk.ca, provides information about 100% Canadian milk and includes six videos about healthy cows, safety standards, accountability, strict regulations, consistent quality, and innovation - all of upmost...

2014-03-25 23:36:14

Colorado-based Omega3Beef has developed a new cattle feed supplement that results in beef with the same heart-healthy omega 3’s in ocean fish. Now it’s using crowdfunding to gain federal regulators’ approval to sell the product to commercial customers in the beef industry. Aspen, CO (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 A former cattleman and energy executive is turning heads in the U.S. cattle industry with a bold venture that could rewrite the book on the nutritional value of that staple of the...

2014-03-03 12:27:17

Global markets offer dairy producers enormous growth potential OTTAWA, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Reform to Canada's outdated dairy supply management policy must be accompanied by a push to expand into global markets with rapidly-growing demand, according to The Conference Board of Canada's second release of findings from its analysis of dairy supply management. "Dairy supply management is an old solution to an old problem. When the current system came into effect, international...

Cows Are Smarter When Raised Together
2014-02-27 15:39:04

University of British Columbia Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm, a new University of British Columbia study finds. The research, published today in PLOS ONE, shows dairy calves become better at learning when a "buddy system" is in place. The study also provides the first evidence that the standard practice of individually housing calves is associated with certain learning...

2014-02-21 20:21:13

National Beef was offered an additional $9 million to prevent plant closing BRAWLEY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Imperial Valley Cattle Feeders Group said today that it had been working with National Beef Packing Co. to prevent the closing of its Brawley processing facility on April 4. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140221/CG69919LOGO) The local feeders offered in excess of $9 million in additional cattle price discounts for years 2014 and 2015. The...

2014-02-11 23:04:12

A study featured in the current issue of Rangelands follows five breeds of cattle to determine resistance to larkspur poisoning. The results indicate that ranchers may be able to selectively breed cattle for larkspur resistance, as well as other toxic plants. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Rangelands – Cattle are not picky eaters: Put them in a pasture with toxic plants and edible grasses, and they quickly swallow both. For ranchers, this diet comes at a heavy price, with up to...

2014-02-06 23:02:56

Efficient feed-based mastitis treatment boosts livestock health with unique microencapsulated technology. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Mastitis can be detrimental to essential milk production and quality in lactating livestock. In low socioeconomic regions of the world, poor milk quality or low production can negatively influence animal health and the livelihood of the farmers who raise them. Traditional treatments for mastitis has involved injections, ingestion of liquid...


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Carinthian Blondvieh Cattle
2014-07-14 12:04:00

The Carinthian Blondvieh is a breed of cattle native to Carinthia, Austria. It is believed to be descendents of the Slovenian cattle which were bred with Gelbvieh cattle to form the Carinthian Blondvieh. Last population count was in 2005 with 524 cows and 40 bulls. A steady increase from the previous count of 421 cows and 42 bulls in 2002. The Carinthian Blondvieh is usually white or pale yellow in color. The horns, mouth and hooves are also pale. The cow can weigh 1,100 to 1,300 pounds...

Caracu Cattle
2014-07-14 11:57:22

The Caracu is a breed of cattle that originated in Brazil. It was developed as a dual purpose cattle utilizing both its meat for beef products and milk for dairy products. Its origin can be traced back to the Minhota, sometime in the mid-1500s. Many hardships from disease to harsh condition made it difficult to raise cattle. The first herd book was established in 1916. In 1980, new breeding techniques and genetic improvements has accelerated the evolution and performance of the Caracu. It...

Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Canadienne Cattle
2014-07-14 11:38:56

The Canadienne is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Canada during the 1600s. It also goes by the names Black Canadienne, French Canadienne and Black Jersey and are the only dairy cattle developed in Canada. It is believed the Canadienne is decedents of the Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry cattle breeds. In 1850 the majority of the cattle were Canadienne so breeding of them was discouraged. In 1886, a herd book was established and the French Canadian Cattle Breeder’s Association was...

Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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