Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek and Jeannine Schweihofer Forever chemicals are a known contaminant throughout Michigan that has been found in beef. What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of human-made chemicals that were designed to repel oil...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Sarah Fronczak With the current economic challenges faced by Michigan farmers, taking full advantage of the plant nutrients found in livestock manure is an easy choice. But if you aren’t testing manure for its specific...
by University of Pittsburgh Animal-based products constitute a large portion of the average American's diet, as well as the resources necessary to get them from field to table. But as food systems in the US become more interconnected and complex, what...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek Over the course of the year the number of natural daylight hours changes from 9 to 16 hours in Michigan, with the shortest day in mid-December and the longest day in mid-June. Previous...
Source: Livestock Gentec Background: Constant improvement of beef production efficiency and quality is essential to enhance the competitiveness of the beef industry. A key strategy to improve beef production efficiency and quality is to manage the genetics of the whole...
Source: RDAR Outcomes of this research will enable livestock producers to access a package of heifer molecular breeding data on traits that are economic importance to them. This research will provide livestock owners a more complete picture of heifer value...
Source: University of Arkansas The little things living in a calf's nose could be key to combating bovine respiratory disease, the single most costly illness affecting the beef industry. Jiangchao Zhao, associate professor of animal science at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment...
Source: Oklahoma State University Scientists in the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences are working hard to stop the waste of billions of dollars of beef each year. The U.S. beef industry loses $3 billion annually to meat discoloration. When...
Source: North Dakota State University ENERGY AND PROTEIN CONTENT OF FEED BARLEY Barley grain is used primarily as an energy and protein source in beef cattle diets. The nutrient content of barley (Table 1) compares favorably with that of corn, oats, wheat, sorghum...
Source: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics Abstract The objective of this study was to determine whether response to selection for carcass weight (CW), conformation (CC) and fat (CF), and the association between heterosis and carcass performance varied by herd environment in...
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