Category Archives: Beef Browsing

Beef Cattle Browsing – June 2013

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives Beef Cattle Browsing is an electronic newsletter published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in beef cattle.  Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. MANDATORY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING (mCOOL) MARCHES ON At least for now. The USDA issued its final order on mCOOL effective May 23. Any penalties for not complying… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – May 2013

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives Beef Cattle Browsing is an electronic newsletter published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in beef cattle.  Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. 2011 NATIONAL BEEF QUALITY AUDIT – INDUSTRY PERCEPTIONS Cattle feeders, packers, food service/distribution/further processors, retailers, and government and allied industry representatives were asked to assess the status and… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – April 2013

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives Beef Cattle Browsing is an electronic newsletter published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in beef cattle.  Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. CHANGES AHEAD FOR COOL? The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled last year, in response to a challenge from Mexico and Canada, that U. S. Country of Origin Labeling… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – March 2013

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives Beef Cattle Browsing is an electronic newsletter published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in beef cattle.  Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. BSE STATUS OF U.S. UPGRADED The Scientific Commission of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) monitors incidence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, so-called “mad-cow disease”). BSE status… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – February 2013

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives Beef Cattle Browsing is an electronic newsletter published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in beef cattle.  Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. NEW NATIONAL TRACEABILITY RULES Starting March 11, 2013, all livestock moved interstate must have an approved method of identification and documentation.  Brands, tattoos, and brand registration will be… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – January 2013

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives Beef Cattle Browsing is an electronic newsletter published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in beef cattle.  Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. WHERE DOES E-COLI COME FROM? According to the tv, internet, newspapers, magazines and other “usually reliable” sources, it comes from cows. However, USDA researchers at the U. S…. Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – November 2012

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives This newsletter is published by Texas AgriLife Extension – Animal Science. Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack.   Editor: Dr. Stephen Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus     NEW TEXAS ID BEGINS JANUARY 1 Beginning January 1, 2013, by virtue of a Texas Animal Health Commission ruling, all adult cattle in Texas must have an approved form of permanent identification in place at any change of… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – October 2012

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives This newsletter is published by Texas AgriLife Extension – Animal Science. Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack.   Editor: Dr. Stephen Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus     FORGET TECHNOLOGY – BUT WHAT WOULD RESULT? We’re often told we should turn back the clock and produce cattle for beef the way we used to. What would be the impact if we did away with steroid growth… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – September 2012

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives This newsletter is published by Texas AgriLife Extension – Animal Science. Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack.   Editor: Dr. Stephen Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus     WHAT NOW FOR COOL? The World Trade Organization’s highest appeals body recently ruled U. S. Country of Origin Labeling violates provisions of fair trade under WTO rules by requiring segregation of domestic and imported stock, resulting in a… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – August 2012

Beef Cattle Browsing Archives This newsletter is published by Texas AgriLife Extension – Animal Science. Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack.   Editor: Dr. Stephen Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus     2011 National Beef Quality Audit The first National Beef Quality Audit of fed cattle was conducted in 1991, with subsequent audits in 1995, 2000, and 2005. Findings of the 2011 audit have been reported by the National Cattleman’s… Read More →