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2017 May 5
These growth promotants have been reported to increase gains of suckling calves by 4-6 percent. This can result in an additional 15-30 pounds of weaning weight, which equates to approximately $20-$40 in returns per head. With the cost of a calfhood implant (Ralgro, Synovex C, Component E-C) being less than $1.
2017 May 5
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a repeal and replace of the Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule by sending a proposed rewrite to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week, according to a posting on the OMB website.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
The NILE Merit Heifer Program is a “live animal” scholarship that strives to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business by awarding heifer calves to participants chosen based on merit, future goals, and ability to care for the animal. Any youth ages 12-16, who is a 4-H or FFA member, may apply.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA received a shipment of imported fresh beef from the United States for the first time since the market was closed in 2003, according to a Reuters report. The product is a more marbled version of the cut known as “picanha,” which also is referred to as top sirloin cap.
2017 May 5
Helping ranchers who use federal grazing permits understand their procedural and substantive rights was the focus of a recent seminar conducted by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Public Lands Council. The meeting was hosted by Colorado’s Delta County Livestock Association and the Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association.


by WLJ
2017 May 5
Each year, Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day marks the date of the Environmental Stewardship Tour hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA). The annual event showcases the Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award recipient’s environmental stewardship efforts.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
executive order regarding trade. The order could be seen as an official definition of what “fair” means in the context of trade agreements and their renegotiation.
2017 May 5
Horn fly feeding causes dermal irritation, anemia, decreased feed intake leading to reduced weight gains, and diminished milk production. Horn flies have also been implicated in the spread of summer mastitis. Furthermore, an estimated $60 million is spent annually on insecticidal control.
2017 April 28
“Calves running, nursing and sleeping are signs of healthy calves,” says Karl Hoppe, Extension’s area Livestock Systems Specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. “A calf that isn’t joining the herd is a sure sign that something isn’t right.
by DTN
2017 April 28
If for some reason a new farm bill isn’t completed in 2017, leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees said last Tuesday that they are hopeful they can at least help farm bill programs for dairy and cotton through the current budget appropriations process.
2017 April 28
Some years weather conditions cause sugar beets intended to be processed for human consumption to start to deteriorate. When this happens, the beets are no longer acceptable for human consumption and may become available for beef cattle diets at a fraction of the cost of other energy feed sources.
2017 April 28
The National Agricultural Biosecurity Center conducted animal disease response training sessions in Nebraska in April and is offering two sessions in Kansas in May. The training will be offered in Manhattan on May 9 and in Ottawa on May 11. Registration is available at k- state.
by WLJ
2017 April 28
“Permanent repeal of the death tax has been a priority for cattlemen and women for decades,” said Beck. “Since the death tax was implemented nearly a century ago it has not only failed to meet the misguided goals set by Congress, but.
by USDA
2017 April 28
The output of America’s farms contributed $136.7 billion of this sum—about 1 percent of GDP. The overall contribution of the agriculture sector to GDP is larger than this because related sectors rely on agricultural inputs like food and materials used in textile production in order to contribute added value to the economy.
by WLJ
2017 April 28
The Smith family of Nemaha, IA, were named 2017 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Awards Program Winners by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Pictured (from left) are Skylar, Etta, Seth, Levi, Lane and Lynn Smith. Photo courtesy of Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.
by USDA
2017 April 28
Breaking down food spending further, 7.2 percent of expenditures were spent at the grocery store and 5.4 percent at restaurants. Price changes for the items in the different budget categories relative to each other play a role in the categories’ shares of annual household consumer expenditures.


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