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JBS dramatically cuts beef production in Brazil after importers cut purchases


By Anna Flávia Rochas on 3/24/2017

JBS S.A. decided to suspend operations in 33 out of 36 beef slaughter plants in Brazil for three days beginning Thursday, after more than a dozen countries temporarily banned Brazilian meat imports this week, the company announced on Thursday.

“In the next week, the company will operate   Continue »

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Spring vaccinations set calves up for long-term success

Focus on complete immunity for the calf with spring vaccinations

It’s never too early to think about a calf’s respiratory health. The steps producers take this spring with young calves not only help protect them through grazing season, but can prepare the calves for a more complete immune response with pre-weaning   Continue »

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Brazil beef scandal leaves fewer options for global buyers


By Tom Polansek and Theopolis Waters | CHICAGO

Global beef buyers will likely need to cobble together supplies from several nations if a scandal persists in Brazil’s meat sector because supply constraints and politics are already limiting trade flows, market analysts said on Monday.

China suspended imports of all meat   Continue »

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Schott Limousin Ranch Final Roundup Production Sale

March 21, 2017
Mobridge, S.D.
Auctioneer: C.K. “Sonny” Booth
Sale management: MC Marketing Management
Reported by: Andy Rest, NALF Regional Manager

8 – Open heifers – $2,175
51 – Yearling bulls – $3,209
Sale gross – $181,000

$8,750 – Bull – Lot 52, CHTT Double Feature 5641D, 4/27/2016, double black, polled, sired by SYES   Continue »

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Mallory Blunier joins Limousin staff

The North American Limousin Foundation is excited to welcome Mallory Blunier, Speer, Ill., to the team as the assistant communications director. Mallory will play a vital part in coordinating the digital media promotion efforts for NALF and its members, and assisting with the production of the association’s official publication, LIMOUSIN   Continue »

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Don’t let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap

Short grass can shortchange freshly calved cows at their time of greatest need.

Fresh green grass is a welcome sight come spring. However, early spring grass with limited growth or volume should be approached with caution when it’s used as the sole source of nutrition for recently calved cows. With limited   Continue »

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Vaughn Farms Genetics for the Future Sale

March 18, 2017
Napoleon, N.D.
Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson
Sale consultant: Herman Symens
Reported by: Frank Padilla, NALF director of marketing

27 – Bulls – $3,687
16 – Spring bred females – $1,909
Sale gross – $130,093

$17,000 – Bull – Lot 1, TOMV Diesel 619D, 3/1/2016, red, homozygous polled, purebred, sired by GV Austin 701A,   Continue »

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Pinegar Limousin Herdbuilder XXIII Sale

March 18, 2017
Springfield, Mo.
Auctioneer: C.K. “Sonny” Booth
Sale management: R & R Marketing
Sale consultants: American Cattle Services, Grassroots Consulting, Helton Consulting, and MC Marketing Management
Reported by: Andy Rest, NALF regional manager

12 – Fall bred females – $6,600
24 – Spring bred females – $4,938
9 – Open yearling   Continue »

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Oklahoma study puts long-duration implants to the test

SYNOVEX® ONE GRASS outgains competition in head-to-head study.

A recent 200-day pasture study in Oklahoma demonstrates a 20-pound advantage per head on steers implanted with SYNOVEX® ONE GRASS when compared with cattle receiving Revalor®‑G or Encore®. Cattle implanted with SYNOVEX ONE GRASS gained 2.22 pounds per day, compared with cattle implanted   Continue »

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Limousin heifer named supreme at TN Beef Agribition

Another Limousin heifer was named a supreme champion. This time it was ETGC Candy Apple exhibited by Abby Tipton, Greenback, Tenn., at the 2017 Tennessee Beef Agribition. The female is a November 22, 2015 daughter of TASF Aristotle 725A and is 84% Limousin. The show was held March 12 in   Continue »

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