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Label language continues to confuse consumers

I have always been curious about what goes through a person’s mind while shopping at the grocery store. In the past couple of weeks, I have read several articles regarding consumer surveys, gauging consumer wants and purchasing habits when at the grocery store. I shared one such article in my …

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Preparing cows for a successful breeding season

A successful breeding season actually begins with management decisions made prior to calving. As we move into the winter feeding period, cattlemen need to review their management plan to ensure optimal rebreeding and success. Rebreeding efficiency can be optimized by focusing on body condition score (BCS), early assistance during calving …

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USDA to rescind organic livestock and poultry rules

Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue announced that his agency will withdraw a proposed organic rule for livestock and poultry. The rule was finalized in January 2017, but placed on hold when the new administration took office. The Obama-era regulation — the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule — would have …

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Vitamin A and D supplementation

Because of a perfect storm of vitamin production problems, supplemental vitamins A and E are becoming scarce and prices are skyrocketing. Supplies probably will remain very tight well into summer of 2018. In this time of high vitamin prices and limited supply, vitamin supplementation strategies should be evaluated. The most …

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