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by WLJ
2010 October 1
DNA testing can help producers mitigate some risk in everyday decisions. A few simple adjustments this fall can help cattle producers jump-start genetic progressand profitabilityfor years to come. Mark Allan, Ph.D., associate director, technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics, says producers can use DNA testing to help take some of the risk out of the important decisions they will make in the coming months.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Cattle experience a variety of stressors throughout their life that can hinder their overall productivity. Combining good management practices with a solid vaccination program creates a preconditioning plan designed to help calves perform at the best possible levels.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
While the focus of the conference was global, this year's venue specifically cast a spotlight on Argentina's dwindling beef supplies, which are the result of severe drought and interventionist government policies that have hampered its beef industry's ability to export.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Bison producers and other producers interested in capitalizing on the opportunity to utilize farmers' markets as a successful business strategy are invited to attend a half-day workshop on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Embassy Suites Hotel at I-70 and Havana in Denver, CO.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Paul Engler, Cactus Feeders, was one of the first people to see the feeding potential in Texas. He was one of the first to develop value-based grid marketing. And now he is the inaugural recipient of the Industry Achievement Award given in conjunction with the Feeding Quality Forums.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
A broad coalition of 27 different agriculture organizations came together this month to stop Western Watersheds Project (WWP) from pushing livestock graziers off public lands.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
Placements of cattle into feedlots surged more than expected during August, according to USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency reported that placements last month rose 7.1 percent from August 2009 levels to hit 2.27 million head.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
Officials from Japan and the U.S. met in San Francisco last week for two days of much-anticipated discussion about American beef safety, but the talks ended without any change to Japans strict laws barring meat from older American cows. Japanese import regulations toward U.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
A positive fluctuation in the cattle market set the pace for the Great State Feedout (GSF) program implemented by the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) this past year. The GSF is designed to help members of ASA profit through retained ownership of steer progeny.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. Testing the grass hays this year for protein and energy content will help the producer design winter supplementation programs most appropriate for the forage supply that is available.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
The North Dakota Stockmens Association (NDSA) will recognize Effertz Key Ranch of Velva, ND, and the Gerald Pat and Loretta Effertz family as North Dakotas Ranchers of the Year during the associations annual convention and trade show Sept. 23-25 at the Holiday Inn in Minot, ND.
by DTN
2010 September 24
One minute past midnight, Dec. 31, 2010, the amount of taxes your heirs will pay goes from zero to a top rate of 55 percent. Would that be enough of a tax bill to drop the ax on the farm as family members are forced to sell a lifetime of work off in pieces to pay Uncle Sam?.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
Free webinars: Four cattle lectures, two for horse owners, one soil seminar and one human health-focused webinars are scheduled over the next few months. Join industry leaders live from the comfort of your own home as they present information and answer questions from all over the country.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
All individuals interested in converting Utah junipers, pinyon pines, and other woody biomass into a usable product should mark their calendars for Oct. 18, 2010. The equipment demonstrations will provide landowners, contractors, agency personnel and biomass purchasers the opportunity to view the material as it is changed into a transportable product.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
Two good tips for preventing Johnes disease on dairy farms: Use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water. Thats according to Kim Cook, an Agricultural Research Service microbiologist at the agencys Animal Waste Management Research Unit in Bowling Green, KY.
by WLJ
2010 September 24
Producers need to watch for it, said K-State Research and Extension veterinarian Larry Hollis. It occurs almost exclusively in adult cattlenot calves. The most frequent observation is sudden death, even though it actually takes a few days from the time signs first appear until death occurs.