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The State Agriculture Department has started a quality systems assessment program for the state’s livestock producers. Arkansas will be the second state in the US to have the program. The voluntary program will identify the source and age of cattle. The identies are verified by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. International customers want beef from cattle younger than 20 months of age because of fear about mad-cow disease in older animals. Many countries banned U. S. beef after bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in the US in 2003. “If we don’t have this program in place, we’re looking at a discount instead of a premium for cattle in our state,” Bell said. This quality systems assessment program will allow ranchers to sell beef at higher prices overseas to such countries as Japan. “We have got to track our cattle on age and source if we’re going to play in the international market,” Bell said. The program is voluntary, but participants will be subject to audits. Arkansas provides the beef industry with feeder cattle that are finished in other states feedyards. The state has about 1. 9 million head of cattle. Beef that can be verified by age and source is in demand internationally and also in supermarkets on the East and West coasts, said Claude “Tubby” Smith, executive director of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association in Little Rock. The age and source verification will be a market boon “for all producers, both large and small,” he said. The cattle program will be administered by the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. ...more

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IT'S THE PITTS -- ROAD RAGE
The clean-cut boys and girls in their blue and gold FFA jackets make me so proud to be a former member.
PRODUCERS SHOULD EVALUATE MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS
There are literally an infinite number of ways to formulate a mineral supplement. With hundreds of ingredients at our disposal and well as countless combinations of forage sources and cattle classifications on these forage bases the variations are mind boggling.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH-PRICED COWS
“Thin cows do not compete.” That's a statement of fact that Kris Ringwall, Extension beef specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU) believes should be written on barn walls and painted on pasture fences. Right along with: Thin cows need more feed.
PUT CLEANLINESS FIRST WHEN PROCESSING DEER
In Mississippi, more than 200,000 deer are harvested each year, providing families with a source of free-range meat. However, hunters must exercise care when processing deer to ensure good-tasting, high quality, safe meat products.
NORTH CAROLINA FALL HARVEST SIMMENTAL SALE AVERAGES $3,312
It was a historic day for both the North Carolina Simmental Association and the Simmental beef industry, as the NCSA celebrated their 40th annual state sale.
FALL VACCINATIONS ARE IMPORTANT FOR HERD HEALTH
Protecting one's assets is another term for fall calf vaccinations. One does not need to view very many market reports to understand that the asset value of a calf has gone up. In other words, calves are worth good money.
CAB MEAT SCIENTIST NAMED TO "40 UNDER 40"
It was a rare moment for Phil Bass. That's “Dr. Phil” to all who know the corporate meat scientist for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.
TAKE PREVENTATIVE STEPS TO AVOID FALL HEALTH ISSUES
As a cow-calf herd goes into the fall season after a hot, dry summer, the entire herd may be stressed. Excessive heat, short grass and low water tanks stress cattle and make them more susceptible to diseases.
IT'S THE PITTS -- DOG FOOD
Tico writes a column for the Citizen's Gazette of Burnett, Texas, which is amazing because judging by his picture in the paper, Tico is a dog.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SIX DEGREES OF MITIGATION
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SUPPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES AFFECTED BY MANY FACTORS
Often as we approach times of the year when forage availability becomes greater, many cattlemen feel that they no longer need to provide mineral supplementation since the grass is so succulent and plentiful.
EPDS BENEFIT TERMINAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Surprisingly, I still find that many producers do not use expected progeny differences (EPDs) as a primary selection tool for their bull. Many select their next herd bull based only on physical appearance or a perceived ability to perform, or low birth weight.
PRESCRIBED BURNS HELP WITH LAND MANAGEMENT
A well-managed prescribed burn is an important tool in a landowner's kit.
PRODUCERS SHOULD STUDY DATA BEFORE BUYING BULLS
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