Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that 2009 FSA county committee elections were set to begin with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 7, 2009.
The workshops, also sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the US- DA Risk Management Agency, Pfizer Animal Health and the Nevada Cattlemans Association, will focus on beef cow management strategies that help ranchers improve their bottom line while maintaining quality.
Beef reigns supreme in consumers protein choices, according to research released earlier this year from West Texas AM University. Nearly half of consumers surveyed put beef as their No. 1 protein choice, and 97 percent indicated they ate beef between one and 12 times each week.
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, Charles Anstey and Ridder Ranch were honored as Century Hereford Breeders Nov. 2. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an infectious disease complex and one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in stocker and feedlot operations. Understanding the many factors that contribute to the BRD complex is an important step for producers to take in managing the disease.
Meriden, WY, rancher and cattle feeder Irv Petsch was recently selected to serve as the vice chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Beef and Allied Industries committee. The appointment was made at the USMEF meeting held last week in Denver, CO.
Cattle producers from throughout the state will gather in Kearney Dec. 9 - 11 for the Nebraska Cattlemens (NC) Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. They will receive updates, discuss challenges and opportunities, and help shape the organizations positions on pressing issues.
Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings, dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) is now accepting DNA samples for analysis with the industrys first breed-specific DNA profile from IGENITY. Angus breeders are one step closer to putting the power of DNA to work in combination with expected progeny differences (EPDs) by using the first genomic-enhanced EPDs available for multiple traits.
The Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in Reno, NV, to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on western public rangelands.
Grim financials for dairy and pork producers were casting a pall over proceedings of the National Agricultural Bankers Conference in San Antonio, TX, last week. For the first time in 25 years, sessions were concentrating on topics such as organizing loan workouts, handling bankruptcies, and stresstesting loan portfolios.
Superior Livestock Auction, Inc. is under new ownership. Superior Livestock is now owned by SLAI, LLC which is a wholly owned entity of Farm Credit West, ACA. Farm Credit West is a strong supporter of the livestock industry and is proud to be the new owner of Superior Livestockthe largest livestock auction company in the U.
That paper, written by Larry Corah and Mark Mc- Cully of Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), examines the factors that have driven quality grades up, ending a 30-year decline. By this summer, 60.1 percent of cattle in the nations harvest mix were grading Choice, a 7.
The pace of corn harvest improved last week as drier weather has allowed farmers in some states to get back to the business of harvest. However, the progress still lags behind previous years and there is a chance that additional weather delays in the week ahead could further delay completion.
The Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge lies in remote northwestern Nevada, a sprawling expanse of over half a million acres of high desert landscape. Flat-topped mesas rise precipitously off the sagebrush flats, and jagged rimrock punctuates the horizon.
Though California is often viewed as an oasis by those outside the Golden State, farmers and ranchers who earn a living in the agricultural wonderland know that it is not always paradise as water for crops, livestock and an increasing population is a hard bill to fit.
Last week, Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow jumped into the debate over food safety by introducing a sweeping set of reforms which would trace all the way back to the farmer or rancher who produced the food. Senate Bill 2758 (S.