May is Beef Month

May 2, 2014

*Article written by the Kansas Beef Council* Topeka, Kans. (May 2, 2014)–     With more than 5.5 million cattle on farms, ranches and in feedyards, Kansas is a recognized epicenter for high-quality...

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Beta Agonists

February 17, 2014

You may be concerned about how drugs you have heard of, such as growth promotants in cattle, are used on today's farms and ranches and whether this means there are drugs in meat. The use of growth...

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The Many Uses of a Cow - Beef By-Products

February 4, 2014

Recently we had the opportunity to participate in an annual event held in Garden City, KS called farm day, put on an organized by the Finney County Farm Bureau. Throughout the day about 700 4th...

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Dr. Dave Sjeklocha Named Consultant of the Year

January 29, 2014

Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, was honored Friday at the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) winter meeting with the AVC Consultant of the Year award, sponsored by Zoetis. Dr. Mike Wells (right) presents...

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Crockpot Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

January 23, 2014

I have been trying to be more organized recently, and for me that means planning dinners in advance. So last Monday night I compiled this recipe for Tuesday’s dinner; crock pot beef stroganoff, tried...

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How Do Cows Eat Grass

January 15, 2014

Digestion is the process our bodies use to break down and absorb nutrients stored within food, but the ability to digest food is not the same for all animals. Cows, for example, have a very different...

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Buying Beef - Overview

January 7, 2014

When in the meat aisle at your local grocery store it may feel intimidating or overwhelming to see all of the beef options available. Don’t let having a selection deter you from purchasing a...

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Beef Quality Assurance

December 23, 2013

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program in which cattle growers, from the cow-calf producer all the way to the feedlot sector, take responsibility for producing beef that is a healthy, wholesome,...

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What is cud, and why do cattle chew it?

December 20, 2013

Have you ever noticed that when you see a cow it always seems to be chewing something? The reason is that cows must chew their food twice in order to digest it properly. Cows spend nearly eight hours...

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Foraging for feed

December 15, 2013

Forage is a type of grass or legume used to feed cattle in many different forms. The most common are grass in the pasture, corn silage and alfalfa bailed for hay or chopped as silage. Grass: Plants...

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