The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) was expected to recommend delisting the gray wolf from the state’s endangered species list at a meeting of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Nov. 9 in Salem, OR.
In announcing the move, the association said many changes at the ASA over the last several years have helped to position and strengthen the breed for continued acceptance and growth in the future. The move is the final step in a two-year rebranding process.
“It is important to develop weaning rations that will adequately prepare calves for efficient growth and profitability in backgrounding and finishing programs or for a lifetime of productivity in the cow herd,” explained Janna Kincheloe, SDSU Extension Research Associate II.
A little extra effort in the next few weeks could make a big difference in college expenses next year for students who aim to make a difference in the beef industry. It’s time again for Colvin Scholarship Fund applications, so that five undergraduates can win $6,000, $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000, plus $6,000 for a graduate student in 2016.
An Idaho rancher was killed in an officer-involved shooting following an accident involving a passenger car and one of the rancher’s bulls. The Idaho State Police (ISP) reports Adams County sheriff deputies responded to the accident on Nov. 1 on U.S. 95 north of Council, ID.
is outstanding, he said, averaging 215 bushels per acre (bpa). Although irrigated yields were more typical at about 230 bpa, his wholefarm corn yield average will likely be a record. Moisture is averaging around 14 percent with test weights of 62 pounds per bushel.
Now that calves are weaned and pregnancy checks are occurring, it’s time cattle producers begin thinking about selecting replacement heifers to breed in the spring, explained Taylor Grussing, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
JBS S.A. announced Oct. 30 that the company’s subsidiary JBS USA finalized its acquisition of Cargill Meat’s U.S. pork business, Cargill Pork, LLC. The sale was announced in July (reported in July 13 edition of WLJ) with the amount paid approximately $1.
A recent ISU Extension and Outreach publication, “Farm financial management: 16 ways to stretch cash flow,” details the actions that farmers can take to improve their liquidity when times get tough. Available on the ISU Extension’s Ag Decision Maker website extension.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis confirmed that this agreement is a major victory for the cattle industry, saying, “We were pleased to have the opportunity to review the TPP agreement in full today and it confirms the positive results our negotiators were able to achieve over the past five years of talks.
As landowners calculate farmland rental rates for the coming year, they may want to consider completing the process with a written cropland rental or lease agreement. Such a document can go far to protect both landowners and tenants, says Rory Lewandowski, an Ohio State University Extension agriculture and natural resources educator.
According to the Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agriculture Land survey, 354 million acres of farmland in the lower 48 states were rented to farmers by 2.13 million landlords in 2014. The average amount of land rented out per landlord yields insights into whether rented farmland is concentrated among particular types of landlords.
Farmers who have managed their soil with cover crops and conservation tillage are in better shape to weather El Niño this winter than those who have used traditional soil management methods, says Jeffrey Mitchell of University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR).
Beef and dairy producers should watch their herds carefully this fall for signs of the blood disease anaplasmosis, a Purdue animal health specialist says. The disease causes severe and potentially fatal anemia in cattle but poses no threat to humans.
Funded by a new $2.5 million grant, OSU Plant Pathologist Christopher Mundt and his team are probing infectious diseases of humans, animals and plants that have a distinctive trait in common: the capability of the pathogen— whether virus, fungus or bacterium—to transmit itself over long distances.
“It’s an honor for me to represent the breed that has been my family’s passion for four generations,” Shaw said. “Having grown up through the National Junior Hereford Association program, the Hereford breed and breeders have given me a lot of opportunities, and it is a pleasure for me to be able to give something back.
The Water Sustainability Fund (WSF) is a new source of financial support for programs, projects or activities that can help the State of Nebraska achieve its goals for sustainable use of its water resources.