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VIDEO: Building Better Beef Cattle

Dr. Charles Looney is a beef cattle genetic improvement specialist at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope. His mission is to improve the quality of Arkansas beef cattle through the use of technology, in particular artificial insemination. In this video Dr. Looney discusses the work he is doing at the center and how he is meeting with Arkansas cattlemen to encourage their use of A.I.
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VIDEO: Where's the Quality Beef?

Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, took part in this week’s Animal Wellbeing Forum in Russellville, hosted by Arkansas Farm Bureau and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. He took time to explain the importance and benefits to ranchers of participating in the Beef Quality Assurance Program.
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VIDEO: What is the GoGreen Program?

The Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, better know as "GoGreen," was rolled out last year by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. We talked to Dr. Shane Gadberry, professor of animal science with the Division of Agriculture, to hear how the program is working, how ranchers can participate and why it pays off for both cattle buyers and sellers.
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AGCAST: Blockchain for Ag Business

Livestock farmers Cody Hopkins and Andrea Todt are part of a co-op that sells meat directly to consumers online. They utilize blockchain technology that allows customers to know how their meat was raised, what it was fed, who raised it and more. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Hopkins describes the value of block chain technology to his operation and for consumers.
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AGCAST: Beef Industry Update

Arkansas Farm Bureau Chief Economist Travis Justice gives a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-published Arkansas Beef Industry Assessment survey and his perspective of the state's $750 million beef business.
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Wet Weather Woes

Mike Richardson of Davis Angus Farm near Waldron in Scott County and Shaun Rhoades, staff chair of the county extension office, talk about the impacts of the unusually wet winter weather on ranchers.
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VIDEO: Going for the Goldfish

Lonoke County is rich with gold — goldfish, that is. Pool Fisheries in Lonoke, founded in 1959, produces around 175 million goldfish each year, about 80 percent of the total U.S. production. Listen as co-owner Ronnie Pool and general manager Rodney Elmore describe how this family business fulfills orders for these popular aquarium and bait fish throughout the year.
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VIDEO: Grass Roots Rising

We visited with members of the Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative, a group of small-scale family Arkansas farmers raising chickens, turkeys, cattle and pigs. Learn more about their unique operation.
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VIDEO: State Fair Junior Livestock Auction

Once again, the final weekend of the Arkansas State Fair brought the annual Junior Livestock Auction and Arkansas Farm Bureau was on hand to support the hard-working youth from around the state who raised the prize-winning animals. Learn more about the event and meet Sydney Standridge, owner of this year's Grand Champion Steer.
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