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2010 July 9
Realizing that the bulls did not read the planning manual is a typical and not that uncommon situation after all the long-term efforts are put in place. The bottom line is that the bull wont stay in the pasture. If there isnt a bull, there will not be calves.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
The beef checkoff has launched a new website for veal, this time geared toward the foodservice professional. Features include a database of recipes as well as a special section with a featured restaurant, chef and recipe.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
The sorghum industry would suffer devastating job losses if the agricultural herbicide atrazine is banned, according to University of Chicago economist Don Coursey. It would cost between 21,000 and 48,000 jobs from corn production losses alone. The inclusion of sorghum and sugar cane makes that total even greater.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
During February 2010, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that his agency would be redirecting its efforts surrounding animal identification in the nation to the development of a framework for animal disease traceability.
by DTN
2010 July 9
Monsanto Co. said last week they will nearly double their investments into an already established joint venture to develop biotech crops, expanding their efforts to include a focus on wheat, a key food crop that as yet has no commercialized biotech variety.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
Idaho beef producers Laurie Lickley, Jerome, ID, Brenda Richards, Murphy, ID, and Jay Theiler, Boise, ID were named to leadership positions at the June 1-2, 2010, Idaho Beef Council (IBC) meeting in Boise, ID, at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed listing the mountain plover as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Citing agriculture, oil and gas, and other alleged threats, a listing would severely affect agriculture activities in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
by WLJ
2010 July 2
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance meant to limit the use of antimicrobials in livestock operations, saying the drugs should only be used to protect animal health. The government has been working to limit the sub-therapeutic use of drugs in livestock
2010 July 2
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy will not indicate exactly when he will rule on a renewed attempt by environmentalists to protect gray wolves in Idaho and Montana as endangered species, but both sides of the controversy hope he will decide the issue before the hunting of the predators resumes in
by WLJ
2010 July 2
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced June 25 that it was calling a time out in the process of moving the proposed governance restructuring plan to a vote later this month at the association’s summer meeting in Denver, CO. The delay is meant to allow the dust to settle after
by WLJ
2010 July 2
The building that was formerly home to the Paso Robles Meat Sausage Company in Paso Robles, CA, has been purchased out of bankruptcy court by The Hearst Corporation. Hearst is leasing the shuttered plant to Kaney Foods, a well-known foodservice com- pany operating in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.
by DTN
2010 July 2
Corn acreage is up 2 percent and soybean acreage is up 2 percent over a year ago, according to USDAs Planted Acreage report released early last Wednesday.
by WLJ
2010 July 2
Profitable steers, cattle nutrition research, drylot or pasture for cows, and timing manure applications will be among the topics at the beef production portion of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Centers annual field tours on July 20.
by WLJ
2010 July 2
Kyle Shobe said he was definitely very surprised being named the winner of the Livestock Marketing Associations (LMA) 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC)probably because he had picked three other contestants to win the three world titles.