The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $42 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal 2012, reflecting a 2.1 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2011 budget and down more than 20 percent from 2007.
A complex combination of factors seems to bring on the condition. �The incidence of grass tetany is usually highest in the early spring,� says Lemenager. �Grass is lush, vegetative and has a high moisture and fatty acid content. Forages are usually low in magnesium and the soil is high in potassium and nitrogen.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the states oldest and largest livestock association, passed policy regarding the states brucellosis program. The policy was approved at the TSCRA Summer Meeting in New Braunfels, TX.
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has announced that effective Aug. 1, 2011, government subsidized brucellosis testing at all Texas livestock markets will be discontinued due to a lack of funding available to pay for future testing.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released on June 13, 2011, an environmental assessment and decision record to implement a wild horse gather and fertility control program on the White Mountain and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming to bring the horse populations back to a level consistent with land capacity.
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) announced last week that the U.S. Forest Service, the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners, CCA, and most importantly13 livestock-producing families prevailed against a lawsuit filed by Western Watersheds Project (WWP).
New Mexico State University (NMSU) is partnering with Texas A&M and other universities across the country on a $9.75 million grant from the USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture to research bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and how to reduce its prevalence in beef and dairy cattle.
The price difference in this study was almost identical to the 2010 Superior study, says Sara Snider, AngusSource director, referring to Superior Livestock Auction data released December 2010 showing a $2.58-per-cwt. price advantage. This speaks to the continued increasing value of Angus genetics in the marketplace.
(l-r) 2011-2012 BIF President Larry Mehlhoff presents the 2011 BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year Award to Connie and Joe Mushrush of Mushrush Red Angus, assisted by Burt Rutherford, BEEF Magazine, award sponsor. Photo by Troy Smith provided courtesy of www.
Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) members descended upon the communities of Leigh, NE, and Columbus, NE, for the NC Midyear Meeting June 8-9. The morning of June 8 began with the NC and NC Foundation Board of Directors meetings where industry issues were discussed.
Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, last week announced an agreement among the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA), Defenders of Wildlife, and the Oregon Governors Office to establish a new compensation program to help ranchers and others protect livestock from wolf depredation.
Reuben and Connee Quinn started Quinn Cow Co. as a commercial cow/ calf operation in 1974 with the purchase of 50 Simmental x Angus crossbred heifers. The ranch is located primarily on leased land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as well as Dawes County in northwestern Nebraska.
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored several individuals with its Continuing Service Award during the organization's 43rd annual meeting and research symposium in Bozeman, MT, June 1-4. The award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the industry.
What can you hang your hat on in cattle markets these days? The answer is not much with any certainty. Most of the market fundamentals are changing and volatile. About the only consistent thing is an undercurrent of tight supplies that continues to support markets and minimize some of the downside volatility.