The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week that Mike Pool, current acting deputy director for Operations, has accepted the position permanently and will formally report in his new capacity on Jan. 1, 2010.
The market pullback in residential and commercial real estate over the past two years has taken its toll on lending in the U.S. However, agricultural properties are still in relatively good shape, according to agricultural real estate brokers in the Intermountain West.
Dr. Bob Hillman, Texas state veterinarian and executive director of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), has announced that he will retire Dec. 31, ending his nearly sevenyear tenure with the states livestock and poultry health regulatory agency.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are developing a system that saves water by using aerial imagery and ground-based sensors to determine the irrigation needs of small sections of cultivated fields.
Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the fourth consecutive quarter and are significantly lower than one year ago, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation (AF- BF) Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare a meal was $46.
Growth technologies are among the most effective management tools available to beef producers for adding value to cattle, he said. According to Iowa State University, implanting feedlot cattle can add $71 per head; ionophores, beta-agonists and animal health products can increase that figure another $84.
University of Nebraska Extension educators have planned Cattlemans Day and Trade Show events for Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in North Platte, NE, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, Ogallala, NE, at the Grey Goose; Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in McCook, NE, at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds; and Tuesday, Nov.
A steak sizzling on the grill is to a consumer what a cash register cha-ching is to a grocer. Despite economic conditions, those sweet sensations were in the air this summer as demand for high-quality beef cuts picked up for the worlds largest branded beef program.
Rue wrote about the importance of advocacy to dispel inaccurate public perception. The general public is easily led to wrong conclusions involving animal agriculture and animal treatment, he wrote. The underlying problem behind this is that a few producers are careless and do not take enough pride in their work to protect the industry.
Supporting students pursuing large animal veterinary careers, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Pfizer Animal Health have announced the winners of the 2009 AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship. Eleven recipients were chosen, with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship towards an education in large animal medicine.
Now, more than ever, the cattle industry must be united to protect, preserve and promote the industry. That was the message of cattle producer Jack Reich of Zap, ND, during his presidents address to cattle producers during the 80th Annual North Dakota Stockmens Associations (NDSA) Convention and Trade Show Sept.
Nearly every day, something negative is being said about the beef industry. As consumers become more interested in where their food comes from and anti-agriculture groups become more vocal, the Texas checkoff is taking a proactive approach.
Idaho livestock spokesmen and a Wyoming Game and Fish official say a U.S. federal judge's Sept. 21 ruling to relist about 600 Yellowstone grizzly bears as endangered will allow the grizzlies to expand their range and further reduce grazing allotments for cattle and sheep on federal lands.
The number of cattle on feed as of Sept. 1 was reported at 9.9 million head by USDA. The inventory is 1 percent below last September, and the second lowest for the date in the past 10 years. Several states posted large year-over-year gains in on feed numbers with Colorado and South Dakota leading the way, both up 12 percent from September 2008.
An increasing number of ranchers are experimenting with direct marketing their cattle to consumers. Many ranchers practice direct marketing on a small scale, finishing out a few head to sell to family and friends, but some have taken this practice to another level, realizing substantial profits by
Our generation gets its information through media outlets that our predecessors never dreamed of, said Cari Rincker, chair of the YPC Public Relations Committee and an attorney based in New York specializing in agricultural law.