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 Beef Cattle Reproduction Management...
 Basic meat and poultry HACCP training...
 Bronson reminds people to plan...
 Bison ranchers press for grass-fed...






Group Title: Animal science newsletter
Title: Animal science newsletter. July 2006.
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Title: Animal science newsletter. July 2006.
Series Title: Animal science newsletter
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Creator: Department of Animal Sciences, IFAS
Affiliation: University of Florida -- Florida Cooperative Extension Service -- Department of Animal Sciences -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Publication Date: July 2006
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Table of Contents
    In this issue...
        Page 1
    Beef Cattle Reproduction Management School
        Page 2
    Basic meat and poultry HACCP training course
        Page 3
    Bronson reminds people to plan ahead for animals as hurricane season gets underway
        Page 4
    Bison ranchers press for grass-fed regulation
        Page 4
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July 2006

I s Rer In this issue...
jDates to Remember


July
3 Plants Poisonrous to Ho:rses Illami FL
4 In.rleen[:.enrl e Da,
6-8 Stale -1-H Horse Shor.) Tampa FL
11 Hor.se Counc r.1 eelr.n Ja .ron ille FL
12 Emerg:enc, Mana.rgmente for Horse Farms Marirn
C-unit AgricullurI Cenler Ocala FL
13-14 Ba-.,.: r.eal & Poillr, HA-CCP Trairr.: Co.ur_'-e
K,-'.-'.i nnee FL
19 N.FBFG 9"' Regional Ha, Field Da, L.e Oak FL
24-28 S'ale -1-H C:onrer.-'. 3Ga e-.. ile FL
26-30 SouCnIrn Regional -4-H Horse Cnampionsnips .
I.]irth Carolina
August
7-10 BE-ef Callie Rrproiuc.tion lanragemn-nlt Scool
Deserel Rancn DeAr Park. FL
18 1 -nn.' 3al Deer TIurvke, r.13ana3 enr S rt.:.nr :.ur-e .
Turrn r Cnrler -nne. Ar.:3a:3 FL
30- FCA, Fall Ouarterl r.leeling Sarasoia FL
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Beef Cattle Reproduction Management
School ....... .......... ... .... ..........

QA State Cooudinatois MIeeting I eld ..... 3

Basic Mle:t & PoultIr I IACCP Tlminini



Bion.lonl Reminds People to Plan Ahead
for An'iall3 as Is Iluricane Season Gets
U nderwan a ...................... .................. 4

Bison Rancheis Press for Grass Fed
R egul ltion ......................................... 4


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Beef Cattle Reproduction

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DESERT RANCH
Deer Park, Florida
(Tentative Schedule)
Monday, Aug. 7 Tuesday, Aug. 8 Wednesday, Aug 9 Thursday, Aug 10
1:00 pm Registration 8:00 am Lab Session to 7:00 am Lab Session to 7:00 am Lab Session to
include Ultra-sound at include Ultra-sound at include Ultra-sound at Cow
Cow Pens Unit 2 Cow Pens Unit 2 Pens Unit 2
1:30 pm Welcome 12:00 pm Lunch 12:00 pm Lunch 10:30 am Bull Selection &
Joe Walter & Deseret Use of Performance Records
Manager Ed Jennings
1:35 pm Reproduction 1:00 pm Genetic Mgmt. 1:00 pm Repro 11:00 am Estrus
Basics For Efficient Reproduction Implications of Body Synchronization & Heat
Dr. Gary Hansen Dr. Al Wamick Condition Detection
Dr. John Arthington Dr. Gary Hansen
3:00 pm Break 1:30 pm Heifer 1:45 am Nutrition for 11:55 am Review &
Development Reproduction Evaluations
Joe Walter Dr. John Arthington
3:15 pm Health Mgt. 2:30 pm Break 3:00 pm Break 12:00 pm Lunch
Vaccinations Program
Dr. Todd Thrift
4:00 pm Pregnancy 2:45 pm Coping with 3:15 pm Breeding 1:00 pm Adjourn
Testing Calving Problems Season Management
Dr. Joel Yelich Dr. Matt Walter Sharon Gamble
4:30 pm Quiet Handling 3:30 pm Bull Breeding 4:00 pm Body Condition
of Cattle Soundness Exam Problem
Dr. Todd Thrift Dr. Matt Walter Dr. Matt Herson
5:00 pm Reproductive 4:15 pm Live Animal
Tract Lab Demo of BSE
Dr. Joel Yelich Dr. Matt Walter
5:30 pm Adjourn 5:30 pm Adjourn 5:30 pm Adjourn
SPONSORED BY:
Central Florida Livestock Agents Group (CFLAG) -University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service
TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AGENT
SIGN-UP IS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS COST: $175.
West Central Florida Regional 352-521-4288 Marion 352-620-3440 Brevard 321-952-4536 Lake 352-343-4101
Seminole/Orange 407-836-7570 Volusia 386-822-5778 Polk 863-519-8677 Osceola 321-697-3000



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QA State Coordinators Meeting

Held
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tproducr ladcr'. s from 3S tat. I ar, ttrcnded the 16th1innu:al
Quality Assurance State (C'oodinitori- Seminar in Kanas
C it'. \1M on Jiintc -9 Topics dis.cuii.Jcd included the 211115
National Beef uialir'. Audit. Tiansportation (Qualit.
AI.miii'lce., _.1n1ina1l \\Welt'ire hest practices.' TrJdc Statin,.
QSA. L'attle Learniun ('enter. TB report. Intrumient (iindug
and E coll tatlut. Spcaklcrs tfor tIh th\o-da,, event raitedl
flnim LISDA otficial, to utiil ersit. and pri\ ate induitit
c\pertm,. Thlc .roup -, ;l.lN updated in cIirnlt l-Iobal hcbCt'
na--de iIuecU, ndd the IlnilportUlr'e f con.inini'l
clin11111lIC:iit ion'sI to qtl:ilt\ :Ia',',lir:lIc.' proigr:nllu Thle
-eimninnr pro, ide. in \ceIllcnt opportunity for state, to
,hnli c 0..\ pion;innn in.mlrial .ilnd initfnnlltion f'i t u,' back
in theLir home talc.


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Basic Meat &

Poultry HACCP

Training Course


SJuly 13 & 14, 2006
Ramada Plaza Hotel & Inn Gateway
Kissimmee, FL

About the Program
This program is designed to provide the attendee with
a working knowledge of HACCP and its supporting
Programs. The information will be presented by certified
instructors in short, concise lectures. In addition, within small
working groups, the attendees will actually develop a HACCP
plan and present it to the class for discussion and critique.

Upon successful completion of the course, the
attendee will be registered with the International HACCP
Alliance and recognized as completing a HACCP training
program.


Industry Sponsors
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)


HACCP Training Schedule
Thursday, July 13, 2006 Friday, July 14, 2006
8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
Registration


HACCP Introduction
* Overview
*History
*Benefits

Pre-Requisite Programs
EGood Manufacturing Practices
ESanitation Standard Operating Procedures
lPest Control
EPlant Specific Programs

Seven Principles of HACCP

Principle 1
EHazard Analysis
EBiological, Physical and Chemical Hazards
mInformation Sources
EBreakout Groups
EGroup Presentation

Principle 2
lIdentifying Critical Control Points
mUsing the Decision Tree to determine CCP's

Principle 3
HEstablish Critical Limits
EBreakout Groups
EGroup Presentation


Principle 4
EMonitoring Procedures

Principle 5
ECorrective Actions
EBreakout Groups
EGroup Presentation

Principle 6
EVerification Procedures

Principle 7
ERecord Keeping and
Documentation Procedures

Implementation of HACCP
EManagement Support
HEducational Programs

Maintaining the HACCP Plan
*Employee Education
*Plan Re-assessment
EMeasuring the Plan's Effectivesness

Regulatory Issues

5:00 PM Summary and Wrap-Up


Registration


Deibel Laboratories
3530NW97thBlvd
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352)331-3313


Dr. Terry Houser
UF/IFAS
Dept ofAnimal Sciences
Gainesville, FL


A.C. Legg Seasonings
Mr. Gene Funkhouser
Alachua, FL


Mr. Larry Eubanks
UF/IFAS
Dept ofAnimal Sciences
Gainesville, FL


To register, please contact Pam Gross at (352) 392-1916,
by email at gross@animal.ufl.edu, or visit the website at
http://www.animal.ufl.edu.

For questions concerning the training course, please
contact Dr. Terry Houser at (352) 392-2454 or by email at
houser@animal.ufl.edu.


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UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
Sponsored by:
University of Florida
Department of Animal Sciences
Gainesville, FL


Instructors for this Course






4


0 Bronson Reminds
People to Plan Ahead
for Animals as
Hurricane Season Gets
Underway

Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging Florida residents to
have a plan ready for their pets and
livestock in the event of a hurricane.

"An approaching hurricane brings
enough worries and people should not
wait until the last minute to have specific
plans in place to deal with their pets and livestock in the
event of an evacuation or even power outage," Bronson said.
"The time to have the plan in place is well before a storm is
bearing down."

Pet owners should keep ID tags and vaccinations up to
date. They should also prepare a disaster kit to take if they
bring along their pets during an evacuation or to bring to a
shelter or boarding facility. It should include: food and water
for at least three days for each pet and a manual can opener;
vaccination records, medications and medical records stored
in a waterproof container; written information on medical
conditions, behavior problems and contact numbers for the
veterinarian; sturdy leashes, harnesses and carriers to
transport pets safely; current photos to help others identify
them in the event people become separated from their pets.

People should also find out in advance which hotels
and motels outside their immediate area will accept pets;
check with friends and relatives if they would be able to
shelter a pet if necessary; make a list of boarding facilities
and veterinary offices along an evacuation route that may be
able to shelter animals in emergencies

People who own horses should also make advance
arrangements to shelter the animals in an emergency
evacuation. They can contact their local agricultural
extension agent or emergency management authorities to find
out about shelters in the area.

Horse owners should also put the animal's Coggins
tests, veterinary papers, identification photographs and other
vial information in a watertight container. They should also
have a supply of water, hay, feed and medications for several
days for each horse being evacuated and prepare a basic,
portable first aid kit.


If it is not possible to evacuate a horse, owners should
make sure every animal has durable and visible identification,
reinforce the barn and outbuildings with hurricane straps and
other measures and modify fencing and open gates so that
horses can move to high ground in the event of a floor or
low-lying areas during high winds.

People should have large containers of water ready for
animals, enough to last at least a week after the hurricane and
secure anything that could become blowing debris and injure
the animals.

The Division of Animal Industry web site at http://
www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai/adc/adc_emergmanag_links.shtml
has emergency animal shelter and other important information
available.


SOURCE:


Liz Compton
Phone: (850) 488-3022
Email: comptol@doacs.state.fl.us
FDACS
http://doacs.state.fl.us
Release June 2, 2006




Bison Ranchers

Press for Grass-Fed

Regulation


Representatives of the National Bison Association will
visit USDA in July to support a proposed regulation on the
use of the term "grass-fed" in meat labeling.

According to the association's president, Dave Carter,
ranchers are pleased with the proposed rule, which requires
that animals receive 99 percent of their lifetime food supply
from grass or forage, but worry that "verifying compliance
with the proposed standards may create excessive additional
costs or regulatory burdens."

NBA is scheduled to meet with Dr. Martin O'Conner,
chief ofUSDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, during the
association's scheduled legislative roundup in Washington
July 9-12.


SOURCE:


Pete Hisey
Email: phisey@meatingplace.com
http://www.meatingplace.com
Release June 28, 2006


http://www.animal.ufl.edu/extension/beef/newsletter.shtml






4


0 Bronson Reminds
People to Plan Ahead
for Animals as
Hurricane Season Gets
Underway

Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging Florida residents to
have a plan ready for their pets and
livestock in the event of a hurricane.

"An approaching hurricane brings
enough worries and people should not
wait until the last minute to have specific
plans in place to deal with their pets and livestock in the
event of an evacuation or even power outage," Bronson said.
"The time to have the plan in place is well before a storm is
bearing down."

Pet owners should keep ID tags and vaccinations up to
date. They should also prepare a disaster kit to take if they
bring along their pets during an evacuation or to bring to a
shelter or boarding facility. It should include: food and water
for at least three days for each pet and a manual can opener;
vaccination records, medications and medical records stored
in a waterproof container; written information on medical
conditions, behavior problems and contact numbers for the
veterinarian; sturdy leashes, harnesses and carriers to
transport pets safely; current photos to help others identify
them in the event people become separated from their pets.

People should also find out in advance which hotels
and motels outside their immediate area will accept pets;
check with friends and relatives if they would be able to
shelter a pet if necessary; make a list of boarding facilities
and veterinary offices along an evacuation route that may be
able to shelter animals in emergencies

People who own horses should also make advance
arrangements to shelter the animals in an emergency
evacuation. They can contact their local agricultural
extension agent or emergency management authorities to find
out about shelters in the area.

Horse owners should also put the animal's Coggins
tests, veterinary papers, identification photographs and other
vial information in a watertight container. They should also
have a supply of water, hay, feed and medications for several
days for each horse being evacuated and prepare a basic,
portable first aid kit.


If it is not possible to evacuate a horse, owners should
make sure every animal has durable and visible identification,
reinforce the barn and outbuildings with hurricane straps and
other measures and modify fencing and open gates so that
horses can move to high ground in the event of a floor or
low-lying areas during high winds.

People should have large containers of water ready for
animals, enough to last at least a week after the hurricane and
secure anything that could become blowing debris and injure
the animals.

The Division of Animal Industry web site at http://
www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai/adc/adc_emergmanag_links.shtml
has emergency animal shelter and other important information
available.


SOURCE:


Liz Compton
Phone: (850) 488-3022
Email: comptol@doacs.state.fl.us
FDACS
http://doacs.state.fl.us
Release June 2, 2006




Bison Ranchers

Press for Grass-Fed

Regulation


Representatives of the National Bison Association will
visit USDA in July to support a proposed regulation on the
use of the term "grass-fed" in meat labeling.

According to the association's president, Dave Carter,
ranchers are pleased with the proposed rule, which requires
that animals receive 99 percent of their lifetime food supply
from grass or forage, but worry that "verifying compliance
with the proposed standards may create excessive additional
costs or regulatory burdens."

NBA is scheduled to meet with Dr. Martin O'Conner,
chief ofUSDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, during the
association's scheduled legislative roundup in Washington
July 9-12.


SOURCE:


Pete Hisey
Email: phisey@meatingplace.com
http://www.meatingplace.com
Release June 28, 2006


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