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by WLJ
2016 January 22
John Unruh, Chair of the Food Science Undergraduate Program at Kansas State University, has been named Dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico. Unruh will begin his position Aug. 1, replacing Dave Daley, who has served as interim Dean of the College of Agriculture since 2014.


2016 January 22
“In other words, for animal feed containing a VFD drug to be used in animals, a licensed veterinarian first must issue an order, called a veterinary feed directive, or VFD, providing for such use,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension Service Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.


by USDA
2016 January 22
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the department will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.


by WLJ
2016 January 22
The American Quarter Horse Association is teaming up with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to offer a variety of educational seminars during the 2016 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention Jan. 27-29 in San Diego, CA.


2016 January 22
Cow/calf production occurs across most of the U.S. in a wide variety of production environments. I had a very enjoyable opportunity to visit several ranches in southern Florida recently and learn more about the challenges of cow/calf production in one of the most unique production environments in the country.


by WLJ
2016 January 22
Fort Bridger, WY, rancher Andrew Johnson is negotiating a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that drew national attention when the agency claimed Johnson’s stock pond was not exempt from the Clean Water Act (CWA)..


by WLJ
2016 January 22
In early January, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that a 3-year-old male wolf had been tracked into Modoc County, CA. The wolf—OR25— is originally from northeastern Oregon’s Imnaha pack. According to the report, the wolf “appears to be exhibiting dispersal behavior.


2016 January 15
Rounding out 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) was top of mind for many organizations and it remains on the radar as 2016 begins. The Senate passed a resolution of disapproval of WOTUS in November and the House followed with a 253-155 vote last Wednesday to overturn the measure.


2016 January 15
Public Lands Council (PLC) recently welcomed aboard a new executive director in Washington, D.C. In November, Ethan Lane, a fifth-generation Arizonan, took on the task of shepherding the organization through its lobbying efforts on behalf of ranchers with federal land grazing rights.


2016 January 15
As the snow melts away from Winter Storm Goliath and cattle are gathered back into pens and pastures, cow/ calf producers should continue to watch their animals for lingering after-effects, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.


2016 January 15
When winter storm Goliath tore through Texas in late December, it brought more than heavy snow, ice and wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour. It brought the death of an estimated 23,000 dairy cows and other livestock, as well as a great deal of personal and financial devastation to many people.


by WLJ
2016 January 15
“What a tremendous show of support by the Denver metro community and stock show fans throughout the region on this, the 110th opening day of stock show,” states Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show..


by WLJ
2016 January 15
Jay Romine of Mt. Washington, KY, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events last Monday.


by WLJ
2016 January 15
The Red Angus Association of America recently acquired a major share in Top Dollar Angus, Inc. RAAA President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show last week.