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Feeding beef cattle cull onions

Oregon is a domestic leader in storage onion production and Malheur and Morrow counties lead production within the state. Historically, onion producers have experienced difficulties disposing of cull onions, which are damaged onions that cannot be sold for human consumption. One of the strategies to help deal with this issue was to feed cull onions to beef cattle. This article originally appeared in the Oregon Beef Producer magazine.

By Sergio Arispe


Feeder Cattle Grades, Carcass Grades, & Meat Palatability

Review the USDA “standards”, which reflect the value of cattle and meat. Review “Tenderness” of meat. Consider how these affect your production goals.

By Shelby Filley

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Cows witnessing wolf attacks suffer PTSD-like symptoms, new research shows

May 4, 2017
Stress response could lead to lower pregnancy rates, lighter calves, and sickness

By Chris Branam
May 4, 2017

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Rangeland researchers advise smaller cows for better herd results

Mar 23, 2017
Larger cows not as efficient at weaning when there's not much to chew on

By Chris Branam
Mar 23, 2017

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Is beef with liver flukes safe to eat?

I'm in the process of buying some grassfed beef through an Oregon coast farmer on Craigslist. The beef was recently processed and is ready to pick up, however we won't be getting any liver as the cows had liver flukes. I'm wondering if liver flukes affect the rest of the animal/meat quality and...

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