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Grazing the Net

RSS By: Greg Henderson and Friends, Beef Today

Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining. 

Record Replacement Prices in Iowa

Jun 07, 2013

Both bulls and open heifers set new records at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association bull test sales this year, according to the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal.

Tenderized Beef: A Brush Too Broad

Even AMI agrees that some labels were needed, but says that USDA's proposed rules goes too far.

AMI's statement

USA Today's take

Dan Flynn's usual good story

No P****t Please, but Most of Texas Gets a CRP Pass

USDA has opened 192 counties in the thirsty state to haying and grazing of CRP acres. But, since p****t is a dirty word in Washington these days, you can’t pay the landowner a p****t.

Cow's Cool Antibodies

You’ll need to be smarter than us to read this report from Phys.org. The simplified version suggests "thinking of these long CDRs as a probe on a thin extended scaffold that can fit narrow crevices to reach and bind unique hidden pathogen determinants that ordinary antibodies cannot." But it says human doctors may be able to learn about immune systems from cattle. We think.

PETA's Big Brother Offer

The Brisbane paper reports PETA has offered to furnish close circuit TV systems on the ships used to export livestock. Not our business, but we’d probably promise to get back to them on that.

Russia's Beef Goals

Russia wants to feed itself, so they’re buying cows in the U.S., says the Moscow Times.

Quick Hits from the Net

How to Stop a CAFO

Here's a workshop in Indiana.

Where the Cows Went

NPR has a piece on why Texas is become the Lone Cow state.

• And NPR has a story on the farm-retail price spread. Sort of.

• And NPR has a story on how much water you waste when you waste food.

Whoppers on Wheels

Burger King is adding Denver to its delivery towns, according to Bizjournals.com.

Story Ideas We Wish We Had Thought Of: The Michigan Burger Tour

Mlive's guy has a good thing going.


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