The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has a new member services specialist. Erin Garrick joined the staff Jan. 5. Her primary responsibilities will be genomicsoriented member services and animal recording.
Buyers and sellers gathered for the largest offering yet at the annual Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program feeder calf sale Oct. 27, 2008. Ninety-six consignors sold 1,121 head of age-, source- and healthverified Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves in the program?s tenth year, earning sellers more than $29,000 in premiums.
Texas is among 27 states tracing and testing horses that may have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. CEM can cause temporary infertility of horses.
The Nebraska Cattlemen?s Association (NCA) recently presented testimony to the Legislature?s Natural Resources Committee in support of LB 56. The cattlemen drafted the proposal to change the Livestock Waste Management Act to correct an unfair provision in current state statute.
Meghan Blythe, a high school senior from White City High School in White City, KS, has been named the 2009 National Beef Industry Scholarship winner. Ten outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded a $1,500 scholarship provided by CME Group and the National Cattlemen?s Foundation (NCF).
Dan Loy, professor of animal sciences at Iowa State University, will discuss corn co-products and how they compare in nutrient content to more typical feeds, and how co-products of the corn milling and ethanol industries can be fed on the ranch, during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.
With the new Obama administration, a new Congress taking over, and the world economy slipping, California agricultural leaders say they will press leaders in Washington to focus on issues that will not only help ensure a plentiful food supply, but also offer an improved financial picture for farming and the nation.
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2009 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available on the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site (www.nalf.org). Users can employ the ?Sire Selector? tool to specify EPD-selection criteria in searching qualified U.
Action authorized by Livestock Marketing Association?s (LMA) Executive Committee, including shouldering a major portion of the legal fees, has helped seven LMA member markets recover approximately $1.43 million from Agriprocessors, Inc., Postville, IA.
Dave and Greg Danker learned early on that developing an efficient breeding program wasn?t going to be a snap. ?Our early attempts at AI and estrus synchronization were pretty much a disaster,? Dave recalls. ?Our conception rates were far below what we wanted them to be.
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) will hold its third annual Trustees Gathering and Benefit in Helena, MT, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.
How a beef operation is managed can make a significant difference in how profitable it is. With so many variables to consider, such as feed and fuel costs and up-and-down markets, managing profitability and maintaining a healthy bottom line can present an ongoing challenge.
The Beef Checkoff in South Dakota is supporting a new program designed to develop beef consumers for life by teaching teens how to cook beef while providing education on beef?s nutritional benefits. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is offering funding to schools across the state encouraging the use of beef in the classroom.
Even in the wake of the economic shockwaves sent rippling through the country after the debacle on Wall Street, land values in most parts of the far western U.S. seem to be holding steady, according to brokers in the area.
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Deputy secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett recently announced the removal of the western Great Lakes population and portions of the northern Rocky Mountain population of gray wolves from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
USDA recently awarded University of Northern Colorado biologist Patrick Burns a $98,000 grant to study whether fish oil improves fertility, in cows. The two-year research project may also have implications on human health, fertility and treatment without side effects for conditions like arthritis.