Artificial insemination (AI) techniques that work well with cattle and swine can be difficult or costly to perform in sheep, but helps on the way, thanks to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in Fort Collins, CO.
Despite the economy of the beef industry, the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) reports growth during the last fiscal year. During 2008-2009, the association had an increase in total animal registrations and new memberships.
The Idaho Fish Game Department (IFG) has decided to shut down three of 12 wolf hunting zones because hunters in those zones are reaching their quotas. The department is allowing for a total of 220 wolves to be killed across the state, but the three zones are approaching the states legal limits.
Last Wednesday, President Obama signed the 2010 Agricultural Appropriations bill into law to fund USDA spending next year. The bill provides $23.5 billion in discretionary spending, $2.7 billion more than the 2009 bill and $325 million more than the presidents request.
Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens and founder of the National Wild Horse Foundation (NWHF), is in negotiations to purchase a historic Nevada ranch which she hopes to convert into a non-profit wild horse sanctuary, learning center, and tourist destination.
For the first time in a year-and-a-half, the number of cattle on feed in the U.S. increased from prior-year levels. USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that there are 10.5 million head on feed as of Oct. 1, an increase of 1 percent from the same date last year.
Jack Maddux of Wauneta, NE, received the 32nd annual National Golden Spur Award from the Ranching Heritage Association in Lubbock, TX. The award was given in recognition of his contributions to the livestock and ranching industries and his contributions to improving the land and natural resources.
Twenty-three home cooks showed their sizzle for beef in the South Dakota (SD) CattleWomens 2009 Beef Cook-Off held recently at the South Dakota State Fair. Through eight hours of the contest, home cooks broiled, baked, grilled and saut%u9964 beef vying for $2,000 in top prizes made possible by the SD Beef Checkoff and the SD Beef Industry Council.
A reco record-setting 17 pro- ducers and feeders received the prest prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Mah- nomen, MN, Sept. 16-19. The GridMaster Gri Award rec- ognizes producers and feed- ers owning cattle that meet and exceed ex strict carcass quality specifications.
Over the past 30 years, Gill Red Angus grew and became established as a reputable seedstock source. As the number of registered Red Angus expanded, the Gills began phasing out their commercial operation, allowing them more time to focus on raising quality bulls and elite females.
Joe and Connie Mushrush, Mushrush Red Angus, Strong City, KS, received the 2009 Red Angus Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Mahnomen, MN, Sept. 16-19. Frank Wedel of Leoti, KS, fellow Red Angus breeder, presented the award to the Mushrushes.
Durheims run over 300 Red Angus-Simmental-cross cows on their ranch located one mile into South Dakota. They have developed their rangeland to a carrying capacity of one animal unit per seven to eight acres. Through extensive A.I., they strive to produce a three-quarter Red Angus, one-quarter Simmental based cowherd.
Record Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) tag sales, positive registration growth, and record-high GridMaster Awards indicate Red Angus profitability in a tough economy. Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) members convened in Mahnomen, MN, Sept.
American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) youth members who plan to attend a college or trade school next year are invited to apply for a $500 00 academic-based schol- arship for the 2010 2010-2011 0 school year. Applications will be accepted in the ARHA office until Dec.
But Tom Brink, senior vice president for Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, says taking a look at discounts and premiums can help you get more of the latter. Tapping into their database, Brink analyzed more than 300,000 cattle records for correlations with grid components.
When we realized there was quite a demand for quality big game hunting ...we developed a hunting program where there were a lot of mature bucks with nice antlers, said Rick Danvir, wildlife manager for the Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch near Woodruff, UT.
With more than 30 speakers addressing beef production topics such as nutrition, marketing, health, reproduction, consumer demand and current industry issues, the RBCS is a great opportunity to listen to nationally recognized speakers on a wide...
With all the things happening right now in Washington, D.C., that have the potential to drastically change the way we are allowed to do our work as ranchers, everyone needs to get involved in their associations, local and statewide, Hougen said.
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Research Education Foundation (NCREF) is seeking donations of steers for its annual Retail Value Steer Challenge feeding competition. This is the foundations primary fund-raiser, generating money for scholarships and education and research projects that benefit the Nebraska cattle industry.
In Lindsay, NE, Beller Feedlot repeated its secondquarter win in the north central region with CAB and Prime acceptance rates at 81 percent. It again relied on the high-quality aim of Homedale, ID, rancher Jimmy Thomas to score big in the carcass contest.