Beef Cattle Associations
Red Polls: The Beef Industry's Best-Kept Secret
Until now, the Red Poll breed has been the industry’s best-kept secret. Now we are ready to share that secret with you. According to Dr. Keith Gregory, long-time USDA Researcher at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, “I feel the Red Poll breed is one of the most underutilized breeds in the country. Our research has shown the contributions this breed can make to crossbreeding programs. Red Polls excel in early puberty, with our studies showing they had the highest percentage of conception at a younger age of puberty. This breed also has optimum milk production and makes for an ideal cross.”
Red Polls have been waiting to move to the forefront of the cattle industry, and now is the time.
Seven cattle operations from across the country were recognized as 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo., recently.
Following the success of last year’s full-sized Ford F-250 canned food sculpture, Missouri Farmers Care and our partners decided to make another Canstruction® for our booth in the Agriculture Building at the Missouri State Fair. Over 3000 cans of food, donated by Bing’s of Sedalia and constructed by Canstruction® Mid-Missouri along with Missouri Farmers Care, make up this 12 foot 10 inch tall FFA emblem. The cans will go to local food banks and the entire project is a part of our food drive efforts at the State Fair.
The Beginning. The late Bob Magness, who founded Magness Land and Cattle, traded some of his commercial cows back in the 50’s for the stake he needed to begin TCI, which would ultimately become one of the largest cable television companies in the world.
Through the years and various business involvements, though, Bob always had some commercial cattle stashed around. And, he always reminded sons, Gary and Kim, that cattle were the bedrock of the family’s business success.
Fast forward, the Magness family was impressed enough with those first commercial heifers to purchase some Limousin bulls for their Colorado operations, as well as for the storied Silver Spur Ranch in Wyoming, which Magness owned for many years.
The ability of cattle ranchers in central Florida to partner with public water agencies in developing sustainable practices was recently showcased to representatives of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB). Representatives from four continents comprising beef producers, processors, retailers and other organizations working toward continuous improvement in sustainable practices in the beef industry met at the Archbold Biological Station near Venus, Fla., for GRSB’s semi-annual executive board meeting in early October.
Akaushi beef inspires praise for trumping other breeds in marbling capacity and health benefits, while the breed itself displays competitive traits such as feed efficiency and calving ease.
Bubba Bain, executive director of the American Akaushi Association; Jordan Beeman, president of HeartBrand Beef; and Bill Fielding, CEO of HeartBrand Beef, collectively divulge the story of their prized product that they expect will “change the industry.”
Over the past century, Akaushi cattle were fondly considered Japan’s “national treasure.” Their genetics were strictly guarded and unshared with the international cattle market.
The Minnesota Cattlemen's Association would like to invite you to view the listings of cattle at this site. We believe that we have cattle that can compete in today's market as well as quality that you can depend on. Our lots are a variety of sizes, which you can group into semi-loads or buy as is.
Aldermere Farm, a landmark of midcoast Maine, is one of the world's premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle. The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast. The Trust maintains Aldermere as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture.
Several societies for improved breeding of the cattle were founded. The societies aimed at improvement through standardizing the indigenous breed by selecting the best bulls, purebreeding for a single color and improvement of performance in work fitness and milk production. In 1897, the Breed Society for Yellow Franconia Cattle for Middle and Upper Franconia Cattle for Middle and Upper Franconia in Nurnberg was founded. It was followed by the Breed Society for Gelbvieh in Lower Franconia, based in Wurzburg and founded in 1899.
Since World War II, Germany used a stringent selection program to repopulate its cattle herds. Only three percent of the registered cows were used to produce potential bulls. These cows were selected on structural soundness and conformation.