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by WLJ
2010 February 19
To help illustrate how this genetic progress can happen, Dr. Bob Weaber, state Extension specialist, mental to that goal, and no matter what a specific operations goals areadding inside information from a comprehensive DNA profile to the decision-making toolbox is a powerful option to help speed up this process.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Accurate recordkeeping, strict culling, and strong industry ties helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Mike and Betsy Cravens of Lees Summit, MO. Their MB Limousin enterprise topped a field of four nominees that also included Roger Wick, New Rockford, ND; Wayne J.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Limousin Promoter of the Year award to Scott Coakley, vice president of cattle procurement for Lauras Lean Beef Co. (LLB), during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
The Beef Checkoff Program announced the 2009 National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in San Antonio, TX. The Beef Backer Awards recognize independent and chain restaurants that set the highest standards in menuing and marketing beef.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been cast on the scrap heap by USDA in favor of a more industry-friendly program. The announcement, made by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, will seek to work out a set of guidelines with the states and tribal governments for the sole purpose of tracing animal disease outbreaks. The newly proposed program
by WLJ
2010 February 12
China declared a new food safety campaign last week after contaminated products from an earlier scandal showed up repackaged in several places around the country, exposing weaknesses in the countrys promise to stop such problems from happening again.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Autumn and winter rains have transformed many California pastures: Rangeland grasses and other forage have germinated and started to recover. Many stock ponds have refilled. Some ranchers are even starting to talk about expanding their herds. But most remain cautious.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
The phrase from farm to fork has been well used to trace food products from the farmgate to the plate and to demonstrate the interest of many farmers in showing their concerns about quality to the consumer. But the same vertical supply chain may be financially beneficial if farmers are able to share in the profitability the entire route as well.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Producers wanting to add to or improve the forage species in their existing pastures should consider using either the frost seeding method in February and early March, or interseeding later in the spring months.
by DTN
2010 February 12
Agco, which makes farm equipment under the Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt and Valtra brand names, said it believed Europe and North America were stabilizing, but it still needed to reduce inventories in those markets by idling some facilities..
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Kansas State Universitys (KSU) Michael Apley, a veterinary clinical pharmacologist, traveled to Capitol Hill recently with the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) to educate lawmakers and their staff about the use of antibiotics in the beef industry.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Dale Lueck, a cattle rancher in north-central Minnesota, and Gerald Tyler, a retired real estate developer from Ely, MN, are moving forward with a lawsuit to force the Department of Interior and U.S.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
When commodity prices are high and incomes are up, farmers often can borrow money to plant their spring crop with almost no questions asked by lenders. That is not the case this year, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
In the middle of the 20th century, the traditional method of raising and finishing cattle on the farm gave way to a newer concept of Midwest-based feedlots that could take advantage of low priced grain and improved transportation to finish and market beef in vast quantities.