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The editor's beef blog returns - after a week's vacation on the Salmon River! And just in time for geek week, the first item up for order, is the non-beef burger.

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Interesting piece by the AP this week on the growing reliance feeders show with beta agonist use when finishing cattle.

 

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Just checked out Corbitt Wall's latest news market report from the Livestock Grain & Market News office of USDA. And the official word is looking good for many cattle feeders. The price of corn has taken a turn back to earth.

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This week a photo ran in my local paper of an abandoned horse that local authorities want to auction off. But first, they're asking for the public's help in identifying the owner. Before it goes to sale, the sheriff wants to prosecute for animal abandonment.

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Sometimes I think the U.S. consumer could learn a lot from international markets, especially in how we eat protein.

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The identity of cattle production has long been attached to the iconic image of the rancher roaming the prairie on horseback.

With today’s population of food consumers a few generations removed from the family farm, most of them likewise envision beef ranchers inspecting their herd while perched in a saddle.

This raises the question of whether that image is based in reality among today’s beef production herds. The answer is yes – but perhaps not as much as we think.

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