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by WLJ
2009 July 7
Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach announced last week that despite testing more than 5,000 head of cattle, no additional cases of bovine tuberculosis (TB) have been detected in the state. The results of the testing are critical for cattle producers in the state who are awaiting
2009 July 7
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a tentative proposal regarding brucellosis that, if enacted, could drastically change the way the disease is managed in the U.S. The proposal is actually a revised version of a plan that was first released last fall,
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Sen. Dean Florezs, D-Shafter, latest attempt to limit the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture was set to be heard last Wednesday before the Assembly Agriculture Committee.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, MT, and colleagues conducted the study. Data they collected 16 years after a one-time aerial spraying of herbicide showed that the invasive leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L).
by WLJ
2009 July 7
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting held June 17-18 in West Point, Wisner and Beemer, NE, was successful by any measure, NC leaders said. Weather cooperated for all the outdoor activities which included golf, an industry tour, and childrens activities.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
New research from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university colleagues is shedding light on the relationship between chemical compounds and fescue toxicosis a disease that affects grazing animals and costs the U.S. cattle industry an estimated $600 million annually.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
There are thousands of feedlots, and hundreds could work for you, so finding the best partner can be a problem, especially the first time. Once you add up your needs, however, that formula should narrow the field.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Victor Leo LaGrande, Vic, age 91, was a cowboy, farmer, and cattleman all his life in the Williams, CA, area. He passed away peacefully June 25, 2009. Born March 11, 1918, he was one of nine children born to Joseph and Adeline LaGrande. Vic was patriarch to one of the countrys long-standing farming and ranching families.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
An $88,000 donation from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will enhance the handson learning opportunities at California State University (CSU), Chicos Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center, commonly called the University Farm, by providing funding to purchase a smokehouse oven and sausage-making equipment for the Meats Laboratory.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Hereford genetics are becoming increasingly popular. According to the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) report and ABS Global semen sale reports U.S. Hereford semen sales increased 8.4 percent in 2008 despite an overall drop in domestic semen sales for beef cattle.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
The recent dairy cow buyout, made possible by Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), a dairy industry interest group developed by the National Dairy Producers Federation, has taken nearly 40,000 cows in western states out of production, but other...
by WLJ
2009 June 29
The April 2, 2009, removal of the gray wolf from the federal Endangered Species List was a welcome event to western ranchers, especially those who have struggled with the costs of wolf predation. In Oregon, however, the federal delisting has done little to improve ranchers ability to protect their livestock.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
The USDAs June 1, Cattle on Feed report showed that feedlots continue to carry fewer cattle than a year earlier as per-head losses continue to take their toll on the feeding sector.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
According to the Des Moines Register, the Agriprocessors Inc. Kosher meat plant has been sold to a Canadian firm. The sale will include the payment of at least $8.5 million of the $21 million owed to credi- tors of Agriprocessors after the company filed bank- ruptcy.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
The controversial climate bill, which is nearing a floor vote in the House of Repre- sentatives, gained traction last week after House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, reached a compromise agreement with the bills sponsor, California Democrat Harry Waxman.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
Over 400 members and guests were in attendance at the 142nd Annual Colorado Cattlemens (CCA) Convention and Trade Show in Grand Junction, CO, June 14-17. Cattlemen from across the state took time to reflect on the past and plan for the future over the three-day conference.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
Cattle producers and industry leaders from across Montana and the nation gathered in Miles City, MT, June 10-14 to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA). Over 1,000 people participated in one or more of the events throughout the week.
by WLJ
2009 June 26
Fed cattle markets started out softer last week with Corn Belt cattle feeders throwing in the towel on Wednesday after a break in live cattle futures. The early trade was light at $128-131 dressed with live trade at $80-81 in the region. There was some light trade in the southern tier at $81 although numbers were too light to call the trend for the week.
by WLJ
2009 June 26
The USDA’s June 1, cattle on feed report showed that feedlots continue to carry fewer cattle than a year earlier as per-head losses continue to take their toll on the feeding sector. The erosion in demand has hampered efforts by feedlots to take advantage of tight supplies and resulted in ongoing losses for cattle feeders for most of the past year, despite some slight improvement in certain classes of cattle over the past few months.
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