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by WLJ
2010 February 19
Recent snow and ice storms and power outages have been brutal for livestock and livestock producers. Those conditions have kept livestock from getting enough drinking water. Beef cattle, for example, need 8 to 10 gallons per day.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
USDA last week announced details of the final regulation regarding access to pasture for organic livestock operations. This rule amends the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to clarify the use of pasture in raising organic ruminants.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Too little rain, too much rain, high fertilizer prices and a volatile cattle marketboth inexperienced and veteran beef producers will learn strategies to deal with all these scenarios at the Pasture and Livestock Management Workshop set for March 30-April 1.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Treasure Bull Test has now completed 90 days of their test on 70 Angus bulls. Eight Single Shot Jackpot bulls have an average daily gain of 3.64 with an average weight per day of age of 3.39.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Communicating and looking after the customers intereststhose are two of the main objectives at Dumas (Texas) Feedyard LLC, says partner George Foote Jr. With a customer base ranging from New Mexico to Texas, southern Oklahoma and Alabama, attentive service is the key.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member Erick Schmidt, Gonzales, TX, was awarded the B.C. Bud Snidow Award Jan. 16 during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.
by DTN
2010 February 19
U.S. farmers can expect a record corn crop, another huge soybean harvest, and strong demand for its exports, which should combine to produce strong incomes for the agriculture sector this year, USDA said in its latest forecast.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Horses need energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and roughage, but probably the most overlooked element in horse rations is water, said Gary Stauffer, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Holt County.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
News reports have surfaced again detailing flash fires and explosions in livestock buildings while liquid pit manure was being agitated and pumped. Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineers say these episodes highlight the caution needed when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Molys Hydraulically Operated Sort Gates help lower stress for the animals and the people, promoting safety. Molys Modular, Hydraulic Sort Gates can easily be added to an existing facility, and are designed to add to an existing hydraulic system, such as Molys SILENCER Hydraulic Squeeze Chute.
2010 February 19
Potential cuts to the crop insurance industry would be about 20 percent less than originally proposed, but agent commissions would be capped under a new draft of the standard reinsurance agreement between USDA and the crop insurance industry, USDA officials said last Wednesday.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Producers who rely on migrant workers under the H-2A visa program may find it more difficult to hire employees for the coming growing season after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reversed changes made by the Bush administration meant to make the program more user friendly.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Following USDA Secretary Tom Vilsacks announcement that his department is changing its approach to developing a national animal identification system (NAIS), the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced it will dedicate a...
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Growers who plant forage grain blends now have data to back their seed selection decisions. As the planting of annual grain blends for forage production increases in the Northwest, so does the need to rethink how we select the seed for blends.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
After many years of testing and culling, Oklahoma regulatory veterinarians, practitioners, and cow/calf producers have succeeded in pretty much eliminating brucellosis as a threat to reproductive efficiency. Unfortunately, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, a new challenge has appeared on the scene.
by DTN
2010 February 19
The ethanol industry could face the same difficulties hitting biodiesel producers if Congress doesnt extend the 45-cent blenders tax credit by the end of 2010, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said last Tuesday.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Cattlemen tell stories in a lot of waysacross a fence gate, over coffee at the feed store, through the pickup window or atop a good horse in the back of the ropin pen. Now, producers focused on quality can also tell their stories on the Internets World Wide Web.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
FRRL has its roots in early work by USDA scientists who teamed up with U.S. Forest Service scientists in 1907 to manage the range and forests around Logan.
by DTN
2010 February 19
From a strip mall in Wauseon, OH, a town of 7,200, Willy van Bakel built a multimillion-dollar business bringing fellow Dutch dairy farmers to America. Theyre dreamers like himself, he says.