Animals and heat stress

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This week in northern Nevada we are expected to reach 100+ degrees (Fahrenheit), luckily our humidity is low at 5-12%. This type of dry heat can be a serious problem for livestock. Also very problematic is high heat and high … Continue reading

GMO bill passed by Congress

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Congress has passed a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) bill. According to MeatingPlace.com, on July 14, 2016 the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306-117 to pass a bill establishing a national mandatory system of disclosure for foods containing genetically modified or … Continue reading

Ag lives matter… Slow down

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We have all experienced inconsiderate and dangerous drivers, but in the agricultural community that risk can be even greater when large, heavy equipment is involved. Recently, a longtime family friend was telling our local branch of Cattlewomen about an experience … Continue reading

Beef steaks from cloned animals coming to you?

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In 2012, West Texas A&M University (my Alma matter – Go BUFFS!) meat and agricultural science researchers started a beef cloning project to increase efficiency in the beef industry, specifically, meat quality. “Most of that high quality beef that you … Continue reading

90% reduction of Salmonella in meat – research update

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Dr. Amilton de Mello, University of Nevada Assistant Professor and Meat Scientist in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) has been hard at work since he began his career at UNR under a year ago. Amilton completed … Continue reading

Life Update: Nebraska to Nevada

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I cannot believe June is wrapping up! Where has the time gone? I have been terrible at blogging over the last few months, and for that I apologize. My calendar is freeing up, and I am going to get back … Continue reading

Would Removing Beef from the Diet Actually Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

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Originally posted on Facts About Beef:
Ashley Broocks, Emily Andreini, Megan Rolf, Ph.D., and Sara Place, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University This is a topic of discussion within the beef industry. The following article does not necessarily represent the opinion of…