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First-born beef advantage

First-born beef advantage

First-born beef advantage  by Wyatt Bechtel Early-born calves have a better chance than the later born of making a profit for their owners.That’s what a 2010 study of Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) data helped confirm. The analysis looked at birth date...
Hide color and end-product value

Hide color and end-product value

Hide color and end-product value By Miranda Reiman Animal scientist Ty Lawrence knows that it’s what’s under the hide that counts. The West Texas A&M researcher was in a beef packing plant one night when he had a revelation: “I’m looking down the stun line and the...

What’s up?

Mythbuster Monday gets to the bottom of CAB’s acceptance rate hike You’ve heard this before: Often times if it seems too good to be true, it is. Like in the case of low-fat ice cream that claims the same taste as the original. (Whatever you do, don’t buy it folks. Get...
Enough, but not too much

Enough, but not too much

Enough, but not too much Research shows a beef quality benefit to modest use of distillers grain byproducts   by Miranda Reiman A decade ago, distillers grains were not common feedstuffs. Today they’re routinely included in cattle finishing diets, at levels that...