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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: Jim McAdams, president of National Cattlemen's Beef Association calls for 100 percent testing for BSE
Date: April 11, 2005 at 1:13 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Jim McAdams, president of National Cattlemen's Beef Association calls for 100 percent testing for BSE posted by TSS on April 11, 2005 at 8:09 am:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Jim McAdams, president of National Cattlemen's Beef Association calls for 100 percent testing for BSE
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 15:11:10 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE
References: <425A8CF9.6090300@wt.net> <425ABF81.1020106@sisna.com>


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

O.K. seems the story has changed now. some clarification
on what Jim McAdams, president of National Cattleman's
Beef Ass. was guoted as saying ;

IT changed from this ;

> The beef industry lost 50 percent of its market from 1977 to 1997, he
> said. Then it realized it needed to produce what the consumer wanted.
> Since 1997, demand has increased 25 percent.
>
> Today's hot debate is how to get the Japanese market back open. It
> wants 100 percent testing for bovine spongiform ecephalopathy.
>
> "Let's give it to them," McAdams said. "It's all about how we look at
> things and how we work through them."
>
> Cattle producers must adapt and change in order to benefit, he said.
>
> -30-
>

TO THIS ;

> The beef industry lost 50 percent of its market from 1977 to 1997, he
> said. Then it realized it needed to produce what the consumer wanted.
> Since 1997, demand has increased 25 percent.
>
> Today's hot debate is how to get the Japanese market back open. It
> wants 100 percent testing for bovine spongiform ecephalopathy.
>
> "Some say let's give it to them," McAdams said. "If it's done in a
> cooperative manner, that's one thing. If it's made to put us at a
> competitive disadvantage, that's another. It's all about how we look
> at things and how we work through them."
>
> Cattle producers must adapt and change in order to benefit, he said.
>
> -30-
>

NEW CORRECTED POSTING ;


Hope and Challenge Lay Ahead for Cattle Industry


April 11, 2005


Writer: Kay Ledbetter (806) 677-5608,skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu

VERNON - Right now it's pretty easy to be a good beef-operation manager.

"We are in the best of times – traditionally high prices, good grass and
good rains. There's a lot of hope."

That's the message delivered by Jim McAdams, president of National
Cattlemen's Beef Association. McAdams during the Wheat and Stocker
Cattle Field Day hosted by the Chillicothe/Vernon Agricultural Research
and Extension Center.

But McAdams said one thing has remained consistent throughout the cattle
industry: the cattle cycle. The decisions made today will determine the
future when the cattle cycle declines again.

"You really have to think," he said.

Many challenges are ahead for the cattle industry, McAdams said. High
cattle prices are being countered by increasing costs. Globalization and
restructuring within the industry mean world events have a bigger impact
on doing business.

"We're not just competing against our neighbor," he said. "Those who can
produce for less will compete."

Economic challenges, government challenges and demographics are things
the individual can do little about.

"But we can learn to accentuate our advantages," McAdams said. "We have
an educated work force, research and technological systems. We have to
utilize them to our advantage."

Use the tools available, McAdams said. "The industry rapidly adapted
EPDs (expected progeny difference), and it's made a difference. Animal
ID is another tool that can be turned to an advantage."

Find a balance between being a good business manager and a good
production manager, he said. Producers need to make decisions looking
five years ahead at least and keep good records.

For instance, each producer must decide "will this genetics or piece of
equipment pay for itself? And then realize, we can't do it alone."

McAdams said in his early years as a ranch manager, he tried to take
what he learned at field days, put it into practice and it cost him. But
when he learned to work with Texas Cooperative Extension, work with its
agents and specialist, "they saved me."

Look at the past, he advised. From the change of grass markets to
feedlots to the beef-price freeze and resulting crash due to holding of
cattle, "learn from it."

The beef industry lost 50 percent of its market from 1977 to 1997, he
said. Then it realized it needed to produce what the consumer wanted.
Since 1997, demand has increased 25 percent.

Today's hot debate is how to get the Japanese market back open. It wants
100 percent testing for bovine spongiform ecephalopathy.

"Some say let's give it to them," McAdams said. "If it's done in a
cooperative manner, that's one thing. If it's made to put us at a
competitive disadvantage, that's another. It's all about how we look at
things and how we work through them."

Cattle producers must adapt and change in order to benefit, he said.

-30-

http://agnews.tamu.edu/dailynews/stories/AGEC/Apr1105a.htm

I ASK KAY THE FOLLOWING ;


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [CJDVoice] Re: Jim McAdams, president of National
Cattlemen's Beef Association calls for 100 per
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 14:37:07 -0500
From: "Kay Ledbetter"
To:

I believe it was an honest mistake on my part. He is a very fast talker
and I try to take good notes, but I believe I just missed part of it. I
went back and clarified some things with him after the interview, but
that wasn't one of the ones I doubled checked on. Sorry.

Kay Ledbetter
Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center
Communications Specialist
(806) 677-5608

>>> "Terry S. Singeltary Sr." 04/11/05 2:31 PM >>>
thanks Kay, for that clarification, but was it an honest mistake,
or is Jim backpedaling now?

i will look for the revision, but have not received one via email
yet........

thanks again,
kind regards,
terry

Kay Ledbetter wrote:

> Please be aware that I have clarified the quote on that story. Please
> see the revised version of the story.
> Kay Ledbetter
> Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center
> Communications Specialist
> (806) 677-5608
>
> >>> "Terry S. Singeltary Sr." 04/11/05 1:48 PM >>>
> hey there mel,
>

SNIP....END

damn mel, i knew it was too good to be true. i bet old Jim just about
had a mad cow when he read HIS quote of 100% testing. would have
loved to have seen his face when he first read it ;-)

maybe next time..........

kind regards
terry


Mel Steiger wrote:

> ##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
> #####################
>
> Comment: I called Kay to verify what McAdams said and she was pretty
> sure that was correct. I called the NCBA in Denver to talk to
> McAdams and he was on his way to DC for meetings. Called DC and left
> a message for him supporting the position of 100% test, then called
> Denver and spoke to a Kendall, probably Kendall Frazier. He said
> that100% testing is not their position and did not think that McAdams
> said that it was. Have emailed the article to Kendall and left a
> message for Ledbetter advising of his opinion. I also told Kendall
> that I think they are hurting their market by not testing.
>
> Kendall's email address is above and I think we need to let them know
> how we feel. Mel in SLC
>
> Terry S. Singeltary Sr. wrote:
>
>> ##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
>> #####################
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Hope and Challenge Lay Ahead for Cattle Industry
>> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 09:08:50 -0500
>> From: Texas A&M Agriculture News
>> Reply-To: "AGNMORE -- Agriculture and More, News from Texas A&M"
>>
>> To: AGNMORE@listserv.tamu.edu
>>
>>
>>
>> NOTICE: This and other news stories, streaming audio and video, and
>> digital photos for your use are available at http://agnews.tamu.edu/
>>
>> April 11, 2005
>> Hope and Challenge Lay Ahead for Cattle Industry
>> Writer: Kay Ledbetter (806) 677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
>>
>> VERNON - Right now it's pretty easy to be a good beef-operation
>> manager.
>> "We are in the best of times – traditionally high prices, good grass
>> and good rains. There's a lot of hope."
>> That's the message delivered by Jim McAdams, president of National
>> Cattlemen's Beef Association. McAdams during the Wheat and Stocker
>> Cattle
>> Field Day hosted by the Chillicothe/Vernon Agricultural Research and
>> Extension Center.
>> But McAdams said one thing has remained consistent throughout the
>> cattle industry: the cattle cycle. The decisions made today will
>> determine
>> the future when the cattle cycle declines again.
>> "You really have to think," he said.
>> Many challenges are ahead for the cattle industry, McAdams said. High
>> cattle prices are being countered by increasing costs. Globalization and
>> restructuring within the industry mean world events have a bigger impact
>> on doing business.
>> "We're not just competing against our neighbor," he said. "Those who
>> can produce for less will compete."
>> Economic challenges, government challenges and demographics are things
>> the individual can do little about.
>> "But we can learn to accentuate our advantages," McAdams said. "We
>> have
>> an educated work force, research and technological systems. We have to
>> utilize them to our advantage."
>> Use the tools available, McAdams said. "The industry rapidly adapted
>> EPDs (expected progeny difference), and it's made a difference.
>> Animal ID
>> is another tool that can be turned to an advantage."
>> Find a balance between being a good business manager and a good
>> production manager, he said. Producers need to make decisions looking
>> five
>> years ahead at least and keep good records.
>> For instance, each producer must decide "will this genetics or
>> piece of
>> equipment pay for itself? And then realize, we can't do it alone."
>> McAdams said in his early years as a ranch manager, he tried to take
>> what he learned at field days, put it into practice and it cost him. But
>> when he learned to work with Texas Cooperative Extension, work with its
>> agents and specialist, "they saved me."
>> Look at the past, he advised. From the change of grass markets to
>> feedlots to the beef-price freeze and resulting crash due to holding of
>> cattle, "learn from it."
>> The beef industry lost 50 percent of its market from 1977 to 1997, he
>> said. Then it realized it needed to produce what the consumer wanted.
>> Since 1997, demand has increased 25 percent.
>> Today's hot debate is how to get the Japanese market back open. It
>> wants 100 percent testing for bovine spongiform ecephalopathy.
>> "Let's give it to them," McAdams said. "It's all about how we look at
>> things and how we work through them."
>> Cattle producers must adapt and change in order to benefit, he said.
>>
>>
>> -30-
>> AGEC TOP
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