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News Update

September 12, 2017

New Beef WISE Study

New research published in Obesity Science & Practice shows that lean beef, as part of a healthy and higher-protein diet, can help people lose weight while maintaining muscle and a healthy heart.

“The Beef WISE Study: Beef’s Role in Weight Improvement, Satisfaction, and Energy,” conducted at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center with a research grant from the beef checkoff, adds to the growing body of evidence demonstrating lean beef can contribute to a healthy weight-loss diet.

While the popularity of higher-protein diets has grown considerably, there is often guidance telling people to limit red meat as a protein source. However, few studies have compared different high-quality protein sources to understand their effectiveness in a weight loss or maintenance diet. Drew Sayer and his colleagues at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center sought to understand the effectiveness of lean beef compared to other protein sources on measures of health — such as weight loss and muscle mass maintenance — in a higher-protein diet, as well as the impact on cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Continue reading this Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA article online.

Farm Bureau, John Deere Announce New Discount Partnership

Farm Bureau and John Deere are excited to announce a new partnership that will give Farm Bureau members in participating states special access to John Deere’s GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards program, providing members with a free two-year Platinum membership. This new member discount program will strengthen the existing partnership between John Deere and Farm Bureau, and continue to grow John Deere’s dedication to strengthening their support of America’s farmers and ranchers.

“John Deere is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land. Together with Farm Bureau, we are strengthening our agricultural communities and building for the future,” said Steve Geick, John Deere director of ag industry relations, US/Canada. “The GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards program for Farm Bureau members is John Deere’s way of rewarding those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land.”

Along with valuable equipment discounts, GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards Platinum members are eligible for special parts savings, Home & Workshop Products discounts, and other members-only promotions. Normally, a customer must initially purchase two pieces of qualifying equipment within 12 months to reach Platinum status.

For more information, view the Farm Bureau news release online.

Good Ration Affects Cow Profits;
MU Field Day to Tell of Nutrition

Missouri beef producers have it good when it comes to feed resources, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri (MU) Extension nutritionist.

On Sept. 21 at the MU Thompson Farm, Spickard, he’ll share his good news. Bailey, new to Missouri, can tell what cow owners face in New Mexico, Texas and Kansas. “I’ve seen lots of prairie hay with no nutrient value at all,” Bailey says.

“Missourians make top-notch hay,” he says. Also, Show-Me producers have access to many distillers’ byproducts and alternative feeds.

Other speakers at the Thompson Farm event will talk genetic advances. They know the part nutrition plays in expression of genetic potential.

Research on fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) will be updated.

The annual event at the MU research farm west of Spickard will be hosted in the evening, a change. Sign-in starts at 3:30 p.m. with farm tours to follow. Talks begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7:15. The last talk, on price premiums for selling quality beef, will be at 8:15 p.m.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.

Winter-time Beef Cattle Supplemental
Feeding Program Set for Sept. 19 in Olney

A winter-time beef cattle supplemental feeding program has been planned for Sept. 19 at the HDH Ranch and Rodeo Pavilion east of Olney, Texas. The program is conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Young and Archer counties.

World-renowned AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist Ron Gill from College Station will be the special guest presenter, said Justin Rogers, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Young County.

“This program is a spinoff of last year’s North Central Texas Cattlemen’s Clinic where Dr. Gill spoke,” Rogers said. “We had a huge interest in bringing Dr. Gill back and to devote the whole educational evening to the subject of supplemental feeding.”

The event will begin with a meal served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 6-8 p.m. For those who RSVP by Sept. 12, the cost is $15; otherwise it will be $25 at the door.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.

Bringing Consumers and Ag Producers Together:
Rural Agricultural Expo

When it comes to food and how it’s produced, many consumers and agricultural producers alike are passionate about some agricultural issues. These subjects affect a producer’s way of life and the consumer’s food supply. Some topics such as feeding antibiotics to livestock, humane handling of livestock and genetically modified crops are controversial.

The problem stemming from these issues may be a lack of communication or misinformation between the producer growing the food and the consumer eating it, according to Dale Helwig, agriculture agent with K-State Research and Extension in Cherokee County. To foster better understanding of these and other topics, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee will host a Rural Agricultural Expo on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cherokee County 4-H Building located at 124 W. Country Rd in Columbus, Kan. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about how crops are grown and livestock is raised.

Kansas State University (K-State) veterinarian Mike Apley will discuss a recent ruling by the Food and Drug Administration that requires livestock producers to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) before administering antibiotics to livestock through their feed.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.



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