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Right time, place grazing key to sustainability

Cattle grazing. Photo by istockphoto.com     PULLMAN – Having the right number of cattle on the right piece of land for the right amount of time for the right reasons might be a powerful farming tool for ensuring the long-term sustainability – both economic and environmental – of their operations, according to Donald D. Nelson, […]

Increased productivity shrinks carbon footprint of cattle

PULLMAN – Discussion of the environmental impact of animal agriculture is very different when discussed in terms of productivity instead of individual animals, according to one of the newest members of the WSU Department of Animal Sciences.   Capper “You can’t just talk about ‘the cow,’” said Jude Capper, assistant professor of animal science. “We […]

WSU and UI to Offer Beef 300 short course

PULMAN – Production of high quality beef and beef products will be the focus of the second Beef 300 short course scheduled Jan. 7-10 at WSU and the University of Idaho. The event is offered by WSU and University of Idaho Extension, and the WSU Department of Animal Sciences in cooperation with the Washington Cattlemen’s […]

Canadian beef importing could bring lower prices

PULLMAN — The economic impact of re-opening the border to Canadian beef imports into the United States hinges on two factors – how much beef is imported and how American consumers respond to it.     “The first thing most of us should see is a drop in the price of beef at the grocery store,” said […]