Cheramie Viator has joined the Westway Feed Products team as Marketing Manager. In this role she will work with the management team to implement marketing and advertising strategies. While based at the company’s headquarters in Tomball, TX, Viator will assist the Westway sales teams across the U.S.
“Lead poisoning is the number one poisoning we diagnose in the diagnostic lab,” said Gregg Hanzlicek, Director of Production Animal Field Investigations with the lab. “This past spring, we had several cases of spring-born calves diagnosed with lead poisoning shortly after going to pasture.
The deadline to submit nominations for the Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence has been extended to Friday, July 29. The awards will be presented at the fifth annual Women in Agribusiness Summit, hosted by HighQuest Group, this year in Chicago, Sept.
As we head toward the “dog days of summer,” heat and drought may cause plants intended for hay or grazing to be stressed. Summer annuals most often include the forage sorghums and when stressed they are capable of accumulating toxic levels of nitrates or “prussic acid.
The center was established as part of the 2008 farm bill. As part of the 2014 farm bill, the center was awarded funding by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to be used for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program.
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The black-footed ferret (BFF), which was thought to be extinct, is returning this month to the ranch in Wyoming where it was rediscovered 35 years ago. A member of the weasel family, the mammal remains one of the most endangered species in North America, but progress is being made to restore its numbers.
Last Wednesday, Oregon Court of Appeals Chief Judge Ericka Hadlock decided to reopen a judicial review of the Oregon state order to delist the gray wolf in the state. This order was later ratified in the form of HB 4040 and signed into law by Oregon Gov.
When asked why there was no policy, Shepherd suggested that it was not likely something people ask about too often. He did note that the issue of taking multiple types of grazing livestock out onto an allotment designated for one species is not entirely novel.
Rusche explained that when it comes to matching livestock inventories with available forage, culling does solve the problem of not enough forage; however it is at a cost to the long-run financial health of the ranch.
With new initiatives in decision tools and big data analytics, the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) developed this program to collaborate with different departments across the university to provide new resources for beef producers and veterinarians. The overall theme for the program this year is antimicrobial use in beef cattle.
Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed HR 3844, the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act.” The bill would create a nonprofit, charitable foundation intended to benefit the BLM in a variety of efforts including abandoned mine reclamation and the Wild Horse and Burro Program among others.
An online course from University of Nebraska Extension has been developed for feedlots to teach workers, pen riders and processors safe horse handling and care. This online certificate course is available 24/7 to allow cattle operations the flexibility of providing training to their workers as needed.
Buzz about anaplasmosis, a bacterial disease that affects the red blood cells of cattle, has South Dakota cattle producers wondering if the disease, which can be common in cattle herds raised in warmer climates, has become established in the Northern Plains.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced interest rates for July 2016. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for July is 0.625 percent, unchanged from 0.625 percent in June.
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the U.S. joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. The report released by this coalition, Retaking the Field, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S.