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    Big Organic player's Bites the Dust along with Certifiers

    I bet he hid a lot of the assets he got from the fraud. It will be interesting to see what kind of prison sentence he really gets and if the courts will be tough on this kind of crime. Unfortunately there are a lot of other people who need to be in jail with him. I just wish we could go...
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    Sandhusker........

    See what the lower costs of corn have done for the poultry companies, your main competitors:
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    Milk Prices Soar

    The cattle that do well on grass to larger weights and more fat through grass may not be the best cattle that are fed high grains. The grass fed producers I know like the smaller cattle. They may not get as big, but you can make up for that with higher numbers so it doesn't affect their bottom...
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    Sandhusker........

    Bill, they do sell the feed ony it is on the hoof. As feed prices go up, the cost of raising hogs and chicken will go up. Tyson has already said poultry prices were going to increase. As the substitutes go up, so will beef. It might be that cattlemen can keep their cattle longer as...
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    Sandhusker........

    Depends on if you raise the feed or not.
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    Milk Prices Soar

    ...and grass fed cattle are different than cattle bred for grain gains. I see a lot of dairies who have cows that get most of their nutrition from grass. Years ago, almost all of them did. Just because cows have been bred to fit into the cheap corn economic model doesn't mean they have to be...
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    China Food Worries OVER!

    The only way we can level the playing field for the Chinese is if we get the disease in our country too. Otherwise the trade negotiators will put China at a disadvantage. (sarcasm)
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    Sandhusker........

    Import Values for Australian and New Zealand Beef DES MOINES - Jun 15/07 - SNS -- Report on import market values for beef coming into the United States from New Zealand and Australia. IMPORT BEEF TRADE Compared to Last Week: Import lean boneless beef prices were steady. The sharply lower...
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    Sandhusker........

    Question, increasing feed prices for those cattlemen who grow their own feed increases their bottom line. The point you raise here is for the current system of large feed lot systems that buy cattle that need to be fed with cheap corn that is not grown by those feedlots. I would much rather...
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    Sandhusker........

    Texan: Texan, lean trimmings come from trimmings that have varying amounts of fat and so do the primal cuts. In the cattle I have slaughtered, they always trim the cuts out and add the trim to the ground beef. The price per lb. in the store is very different than the wholesale amounts that...
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    Is China's Food Production Poisoning Us?

    ...and our regulatory agencies have failed in their jobs to make sure we were not cheated. They bowed to the lowest price without checking to make sure the quality/safety was there. It seems to me that it is hard to argue that we have the "safest" food in the world when these type of things...
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    Milk Prices Soar

    Small organic dairies are doing this. As feed stuff (corn and other concentrates) becomes more expensive, the pastured dairies will be more profitable. The number of diaries in our state have decreased dramatically because the low prices they received. This was a result of cheap feed. Too...
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    Is China's Food Production Poisoning Us?

    If the problem is this big for Switzerland, a very small country, just think how big it is for the U.S.
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    Ben, the master plan

    Ben, there has to be a starting point for changing the industry. If you don't know where you want to go, you might end up walking around forever going no where. I think Sandhusker's goals should be the ideal goals of most if not all cattle producers. It might be a good thing for the USDA to...
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    Milk Prices Soar

    The dairy farmer that I know and was talking about does grow corn and uses it as silage. This carries him over and also provides him some feed to feed the cows when milked. Almost all dairies I have seen have fed cows something in the milking salon while milking--even the pastured cows. I do...
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    Milk Prices Soar

    There is a dispute in the organic community with some of these "organic" dairies. One of the major concerns is whether or not the cows have access to pasture or are fed in the bunker. If you have ever seen any of the big dairies, you will know that the mega dairies that use the bunker type...
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    Ben, the master plan

    I just read on the television that the FDA suspended seafood imports from China. I happen to like to eat smoked oysters. In all the cans I have bought, I have noticed they all come from China. Needless to say, after the melamine scandal and realizing that there really is no oversight on...
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    Milk Prices Soar

    I would like to see if those higher prices are making their way to the producer and not just the processors.
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    Ben, the master plan

    Question, I don' remember calling you anything. If I did, I apologize. If you are really x, I don't retract the apology but you have to realize it was for those particular posts, not you personally.
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    Ben, the master plan

    Question-- Are you naturally an idiot or do you work at it Say what? --- Don't you understand that if EVERYTHING coming into the US- be it beef or cattle is already marked/labeled- that EVERYTHING left has to be of US origin? Yes, Question, that is the argument many of us are making. The...
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