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2016 December 2
Considerable ado has been made about large beef cold storage totals for the past year. This has resulted in questions, concerns and confusion among cattle producers and others about the implications of large cold storage holdings. I have gotten numerous questions about “huge supplies of beef in cold storage that would keep beef markets depressed.


by WLJ
2016 December 2
“As an association, we’ve been blessed with strong leadership that has had the resolve to plan for the future, to make the right decision at the right time,” Moczygemba told delegates and attendees. “Those landmark decisions ensured our breed was positioned for long-term growth.


2016 December 2
Someone once said, “Success occurs when opportunity meets with preparation.” Planning and preparing ahead for next spring’s calving season can help increase the chances of success. There are several key preparation steps that would be good to conduct in December to insure success in February, March, and April.


by WLJ
2016 December 2
As the VFD Jan. 1, 2017 implementation date grows ever closer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking ahead to other areas of concern relating to the use of “medically important antimicrobials” in food animals. “Medically important antimicrobials” are defined as those important for treating human disease.


by WLJ
2016 December 2
Albany County, WY, rancher Stacy Berger discussed agriculture issues at a recent Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Discussion Meet and earned $500 cash and a trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Jan. 6-11 in Phoenix, AZ.


by WLJ
2016 December 2
In late September, the United States Department of Agriculture notified the CFIA that a case of bovine TB had been detected in a cow from Alberta when it was slaughtered in the United States. The CFIA has initiated an investigation into the case and is working with provincial agriculture and health authorities.


2016 December 2
After more than 60 years of working closely with University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) researchers to identify and learn how to manage a disease that causes the death of up to 90,000 calves annually, ranchers are optimistic that they are on the home stretch to getting a vaccine that will protect cattle.


by WLJ
2016 November 25
Daniels was known for his singing, good humor, horsemanship, and award-winning Purebred Hereford Cattle. He was an active member in the LDS Church. He held several callings including Bishop from 1990- 1996 and working with Gloria in the Logan Temple for eight years.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
Maynard Hogberg of Ames, IA, was honored with a Saddle & Sirloin Club Portrait Nov. 13 by the Kentucky State Fair Board. This tradition has been going on for 113 years. It honors leaders who have demonstrated lifetime achievements and provided valuable service to animal agriculture.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest conservation program. Applications will be made available in local service centers and will be accepted through Feb.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
The project allows producers to see what can happen if they keep and feed calves after weaning instead of selling them. Each producer may consign two or three calves to the project. Those calves are fed to market weight at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) feedlot, then harvested.
2016 November 25
After 4 months of age, the foal’s nutritional requirements exceed that provided by the mare’s milk, and most foals are eating grain and forage on their own. Therefore, the first step in the weaning process should include ensuring the foal is eating a good quality hay and comfortable eating a well-balanced ration containing 14-16 percent protein, 0.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
The program is an opportunity for NJHA members to gain invaluable cattle-feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feedyard performance and carcass merit, and then compare the information to actual performance data.
2016 November 25
Adding a cover crop to the rotation plan that livestock can graze can improve soil health and help protect the environment. That’s the premise behind a four-year, nearly $4 million USDA project, spearheaded by South Dakota State University (SDSU) Assistant Professor Sandeep Kumar of the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science.
2016 November 25
It is a first for the MSU Steer-A-Year program. “Our new development this year is there will be quality beef from steers raised and fed in our Steer-A-Year class for beef dishes served in the MSU Miller Dining Hall and at other university events,” said Hannah DelCurto Wyffels, instructor of the class and MSU’s Livestock Judging Team Coach.
2016 November 25
Apparently not. To the potential disappointment of the scientific community, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) unanimously voted to approve a proposal on Nov. 18 that would, among other things, ban plants and animals produced using gene editing technology from being considered organic.


by WLJ
2016 November 18
One of the researchers, Dr. Mark Miller, Professor and Distinguished Chair in Meat Science at Texas Tech, said, “No doubt if you do mineral supplementation with seaweed in it, it helps tremendously with fescue toxicity. What we found out is that it also improves healthfulness of that livestock.


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