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Spring Is In The Air At E.I. Medical Imaging!

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

SpringCalvesSpring is in the air here at E.I. Medical Imaging. I know that many of our customers have been fighting through the cold weather and the snow and ice that comes with a harsh winter and if they are like us here at E.I. Medical Imaging, we are ready for the warmer weather. 

It's nearing the end of the calving season for many of the beef producers in our area.  Every morning I drive by fields with a new crop of calves being added to their herds.  We were recently out demonstrating our Ibex® Pro to a horse vet who was checking a mare for Spring breeding season and one of those milling around the barn said they currently had 1000 calves on the ground.  That's a pretty big number! 

I know there really isn't a calving season that is the same for everyone, but here in Colorado it seems that many a rancher likes their calves to be from about March to May.  I can assure you that it is not a good idea to compare your wife's term of pregnancy (9 months) to a cow, (I have made that mistake), but seeing that calves around here here are born at this time of the year it seems breeding season is just around the corner for many cow/calf operations. 

Yesterday we met with a entrepreneur in the bovine and equine reproduction area and you can imagine the conversations and the topics that come up in the conference room here at E.I. Medical Imaging.  I am always curious to know about how our customers in the beef industry and their practices. Do you AI your cows or do you turn out a bull with them? We are always here to help any beef producers with their questions on how to use ultrasound to assist them in their reproduction program.  We can also help their vets with gestation tables and many other tips and tricks. We would love to demonstrate our portable ultrasound system to them.  In the months to come we will be talking more about beef operations and how ultrasound can do some powerful things for you and your herd. Stay tuned as we roll out more in this topic.

In the meantime, enjoy the warm weather.  I hope that we don;t have to endure one of our crazy deep snow Spring storms but I also know that we could use the extra moisture others so desperately need right now.  Happy Spring everyone!

Photo via AgTalk Forum

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Tags: Ibex Pro, Cattlemen, Beef Ultrasound, Calving Season, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, Ibex Lite, Beef, Ultrasound

E.I. Medical Imaging Appreciates and Supports "Agvocacy"

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

One of the buzz phrases that has been sent around our offices has been the idea of having  advocates in our industry.  It's always nice to have a large following, or many people that understand your business and can be a sales force for you. The industry we are seeing many recent articles about and an industry on the rise for the need for advocates is in agriculture.  They are calling them "agvocates".  Recently a group in Canada has launched the beef advocacy and education program.  We wish the all the agvocates in Canada and their program all the best in the future. Here is the release provided by that group:

 

BAC3color thumbBeef Advocacy Program Launches in Canada

(Ottawa, AB) March 6, 2014 - Beef Advocacy Canada is proud to launch its live advocacy and education program at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Annual General Meeting.

Canada Beef and the CCA, along with funding from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Association (ALMA), have brought together industry partners to develop a comprehensive program that will walk future beef advocates through the entire industry from gate to plate.

“The program is designed to equip advocates with facts and resources to support the beef industry in a world where information moves more quickly than it ever has before,” said Annemarie Pedersen, Director, Industry Communications, Canada Beef. 

Canada Beef and CCA began work on the program in 2013, understanding the need for a positive, knowledgeable and unified voice for the beef industry.

“More people are talking about the Canadian beef industry now than in the past; they are talking about how cattle are raised and how beef is produced,” said Jolene Noble, Program Coordinator, CCA.

The goal of the program is to empower people, those who make their living by and take pride in bringing beef to the world’s table, to communicate about beef production with knowledge and confidence. Numerous industry partners collaborated on developing the material used in the course work. “This is definitely a program that shares the depth of knowledge within our industry,” said Pedersen.

Two courses provide information for a large range of audiences. Course One is designed to provide basic information about the entire process from cattle on the farm, to beef in the meat case. This information is suitable not only for aspiring beef advocates, but also for the general population - anyone who wants to know more about the Canadian beef industry.

Course Two will be designed specifically for those people who want to become advocates for the Canadian beef industry. There will be specific resources and information available to registered users of both Courses.

The Beef Advocacy program is an educational, online resource designed to provide information on the Canadian beef industry via smart phones, tablets and desktop computers. The website is www.beefadvocacy.ca and Twitter is @beefadvocacy.

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Tags: E.I. Medical Imaging, Education and Training, Beef, Beef Advocacy, CCA, Canada Beef, Agriculture

E.I. Medical Imaging Back In Nashville For NCBA!

Posted by Jim Turner on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

NCBA LogoWe were recently in Nashville Tennessee for the AAEP trade show and conference and we had such a great time, we decided to make another trip to Nashville for the NCBA

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association trade show and conference is beginning for us today at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  They posted on their blog site today their own kickoff:

"More than 6,200 cattlemen and women from across the country are registered to attend the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, which kicked off today at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. The convention, which will run through Feb. 7, is the largest annual gathering of the beef industry."

That's a lot of cattlemen!  There will be plenty of Beef producers at the NCBA and we hope to meet each of them and introduce them to our Ibex® Lite and our Ibex® Pro in addition to our Arms-Free I.C.E.

Of note there will be two educational areas at the trade show which will provide an opportunity for live animals and hands on instruction. In addition, and new this year is the NCBA Learning Lounge, which will feature 30-minute educational sessions to provide attendees valuable educational tips from industry experts in informal, face-to-face, technology-friendly classroom settings. It will be interesting to see if companies like ours can provide some education and training of equipment.

Nate Alexander, our National Sales Manager will be in attendance at the NCBA show in Nashville.  He would love an opportunity to see all of you at the show and provide you with a look at our Ibex® Lite and the Pro.  Ask Nate about the Arms-Free I.C.E. and be sure to ask him about what our trade show special is in Nashville.  He would love to provide both a demonstration and perhaps a quote for you to own your own Ibex®. Feel free to contact us if you want a demonstration.

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Tags: Ibex Pro, Cattlemen, Beef Ultrasound, NCBA, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, Ibex Lite, Beef, Ultrasound

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