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Cattle producers are a proud bunch with a history woven into the fabric of the U.S. They’ve battled weather, markets, feed shortages, pests and disease, generally coming out on top.

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Consumers choose USDA grass-fed beef for the following four main reasons: taste, health concerns, ecological awareness and local fare.

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Genetics make a difference in a beef herd. And stacked genetics make an even bigger difference, says Mike Kasten, owner of 4M Ranch, Millersville, Mo.

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Heat, humidity and windless days are bad news for cattle. Actually, high heat and humidity are not good for most living things. A new record was set in North Dakota for the low minimum daily temperature when the thermometer failed to fall below 70 degrees.

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As fall sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as it’s practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services for Pfizer Animal Genetics.

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Let's recap the corn acreage estimates thus far for 2011's crop. On March 31, USDA-NASS reported U.S. corn farmers intended to plant 92.2 million acres of corn this year.

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