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2010 April 30
In a fascinating new twist in the debate over the environmental impact of livestock production, an international team of scientists has recently published research that suggests grazing under certain conditions can significantly reduce the amount of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, released into the atmosphere.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
Recently, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a federal order intended to make its bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication program more reflective of the current state of the U.S. cattle industry.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
An attempt to expand federal authority over the waterways in the U.S. was reintroduced last week in the House of Representatives by Minnesota Democrat James Oberstar. The bill, "America's Commitment to Clean Water Act,"or H.R. 5088, would change the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the government control over all water in the U.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
One signature occurrence of the frontier is not only alive, it is on the rise. Cattle rustlers are plaguing ranchers from Texas to Colorado to Missouri, using a variety of strategies and techniques to steal and sell millions of dollars worth of cattle.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
Last week's trade appeared set to be a Friday affair, with buyers and sellers alike settling in to wait for the release of the cattle on feed report before conducting any business. At midday last Thursday, only a little light volume had changed hands to a regional packer in Nebraska at $160-161 dressed basis.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of illness due to E. coli O157 significantly decreased in 2009. The 2009 E. coli illness rate is the lowest since 2004 and meets the Healthy People 2010
by WLJ
2010 April 23
The U.S. beef industry imaging campaign launched late last year is finding a receptive audience among consumers and retailers in South Korea, helping to improve perceptions of our products while leading to increased sales.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
Both U.S. beef and pork exports grew in February, with strong expansion in muscle cuts leading the way in both, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF).
by WLJ
2010 April 23
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced a farreaching agreement to support the conservation of greater sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in parts of 11 western states.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
The 2010 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum.
by WLJ
2010 April 23
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is one of five agencies that provided support for the research team that worked together in applying extensive research to develop science-based emission factors and cost-effective abatement technologies for the industry.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
WCA President Dick Coon was in the courtroom when the case was dismissed. I am extremely pleased with this outcome, not only for Easterday Ranches but, more importantly, for the entire livestock industry! Field said, This ruling will have a positive impact on the livestock industry thus allowing us to prosper and contribute to the states economy.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
As a director for Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Jim Hanna worked tirelessly to further the causes he believed in. One of those causes was ICON.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
The eventa prime rib dinner and auction at Grant County Fairgroundsis the second held by the ranchers, who are involved in ongoing litigation over grazing rights in the Malheur National Forest. The proceeds go to the OCAs Stewardship Fund to help cattle ranchers known as the Five Rivers Grazing Permittees fight their legal battle.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
Another title for this article could very well be: A lesson nearly learned the hard way. Quite a few years ago at the Eastern Oklahoma Pasture Research station, we were involved in a field study using synchronized mature cows in a natural breeding pasture.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
A change in leadership at two premier beef science entities holds potential for an enhanced collaborative relationship between the two.
by DTN
2010 April 19
Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
Massey Ferguson announces the expansion of the Massey Ferguson 2600 Series utility tractor line to include a new turbocharged modelthe Massey Ferguson 2635 with 74 gross engine horsepower.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of $61.2 million in financial assistance funding for Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) projects. This funding will help producers conserve surface and ground water and improve water quality on agricultural land.