K-State Research and Extension News
Saturday, August 02, 2014

A recently proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would require grocery stores and supermarkets to keep more documentation on ground beef sources, which could assist in more timely traceability of a particular beef source that may have caused a foodborne illness.

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Groundbreaking New Test For eColi in Beef Cattle

From the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, researchers T.G. Naragaja, Jianfa Bai and Lance Noll, report on the new genetic test they've developed to detect e-coli bacteria in beef cattle.

Stocking Strategies in Western Kansas

K-State rangeland scientist, Keith Harmoney, provides an update on the multi-year research he has conducted at the center on modified intensive early stocking of calves on short-grass prairie, and the flexibility that grazing program offers to the western Kansas cattle producer.


Anhydrous Ammoniated Straw with Wet Distillers Grain

Justin Waggoner, K-State beef systems specialist, explains the benefits of combining anhydrous ammoniated straw and wet distillers.

Released: July 30, 2014
Released: July 30, 2014


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August 1: Dan O'Brien, Jane Lingenfelser and Eduardo Santos

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National Rural Grocery Summit: President of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, MN, Ken Meter, talks about the benefits of small town grocery store owners working closely with area farmers to supply locally grown food.


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