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by WLJ
2011 June 24
According to information from USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Chihuahuas status for bovine tuberculosis (TB) will be downgraded from Modified Accredited to Accredited Preparatory as of Aug. 18, 2011. However, shorter-term actions are also being taken now to address the interim animal health risks.
by DTN
2011 June 24
Southeast producers are realizing they need to move their calves to save the cows. In some places, cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.
by DTN
2011 June 24
Big ethanol has enough clout in Congress and in the Obama administration to keep growing with U.S. government support, even though decades of large tax credits may be winding down.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $42 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal 2012, reflecting a 2.1 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2011 budget and down more than 20 percent from 2007.
by DTN
2011 June 24
A complex combination of factors seems to bring on the condition. �The incidence of grass tetany is usually highest in the early spring,� says Lemenager. �Grass is lush, vegetative and has a high moisture and fatty acid content. Forages are usually low in magnesium and the soil is high in potassium and nitrogen.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the states oldest and largest livestock association, passed policy regarding the states brucellosis program. The policy was approved at the TSCRA Summer Meeting in New Braunfels, TX.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has announced that effective Aug. 1, 2011, government subsidized brucellosis testing at all Texas livestock markets will be discontinued due to a lack of funding available to pay for future testing.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released on June 13, 2011, an environmental assessment and decision record to implement a wild horse gather and fertility control program on the White Mountain and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming to bring the horse populations back to a level consistent with land capacity.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) announced last week that the U.S. Forest Service, the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners, CCA, and most importantly13 livestock-producing families prevailed against a lawsuit filed by Western Watersheds Project (WWP).
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The price difference in this study was almost identical to the 2010 Superior study, says Sara Snider, AngusSource director, referring to Superior Livestock Auction data released December 2010 showing a $2.58-per-cwt. price advantage. This speaks to the continued increasing value of Angus genetics in the marketplace.
by WLJ
2011 June 17
Retail food prices at the supermarket increased dur- ing the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Marketbasket Survey.
by WLJ
2011 June 17
(l-r) 2011-2012 BIF President Larry Mehlhoff presents the 2011 BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year Award to Connie and Joe Mushrush of Mushrush Red Angus, assisted by Burt Rutherford, BEEF Magazine, award sponsor. Photo by Troy Smith provided courtesy of www.
by WLJ
2011 June 17
Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) members descended upon the communities of Leigh, NE, and Columbus, NE, for the NC Midyear Meeting June 8-9. The morning of June 8 began with the NC and NC Foundation Board of Directors meetings where industry issues were discussed.
by WLJ
2011 June 17
Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, last week announced an agreement among the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA), Defenders of Wildlife, and the Oregon Governors Office to establish a new compensation program to help ranchers and others protect livestock from wolf depredation.


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