The key to a successful 4-H livestock project in the show ring begins now in the spring with the selection of the animal, learning the proper nutritional requirements, and learning how to manage the animal while it grows.
Over $2 million was generated for Texas youth in the Junior Sale of Champions recently in the West Arena at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo (FWSS). A total of 278 steers, barrows, lambs and goats were purchased by area businesses and individuals for a total of $2,011,571.
New studies have shown that producers who use parasite control measures can reap big benefits from the practice. South Dakota State University (SDSU) researchers who reviewed data from 25 years of research have found that no single management factor can return nearly as much to a producer?s bottom line as the use of a wormer, either injectable or pour-on, as spring parasite control.
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and the Shorthorn Foundation are now accepting applications for the scholarships available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJ- SA) members. AJSA members are eligible to apply for three different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C.
The U.S. is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation?s food supply and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State?s College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Bureau of Land Management?s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (NWHBAB) will meet in Reno, NV, on Monday, March 2, 2009, to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on western public rangelands.
Each year, Limousin exhibitors at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, CO, select one of their colleagues to receive the Herdsman of the Year award. Chance Schilling of Schilling Cattle, Edson, KS, received this year?s recognition in the form of a commemorative watch.
Applications for the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships are now available online. The postmark for applications is May 10, 2009. Interested Junior Angus members may download the application, access directions, frequently asked questions and general information by visiting: www.
The now $789 billion ?American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,? known widely as the ?economic stimulus bill,? has made it through the Conference Committee between the House and Senate and will now be debated on the floor of both chambers before a final vote.
It pays to do some homework on determining what kind of bull you need prior to purchase. Concentrate on those factors which stand to have the largest impact on profitability. I know many producers spend many hours in the process of purchasing a bull.
Short-term, gummer, and smooth-mouth are all terms cattlemen use to describe their older bovine employees. They have produced well for the past 10-12 years. These cows are the experienced veterans of the herd. However, due to age, lack of teeth, and an anticipated decline in production, they are forced to retire.
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) will hold their Annual Research Symposium and meetings in Sacramento, CA, April 30?May 3, 2009. Topics for discussion at the ?California Beef Rush 2009? will include beef cattle reproduction and beef cattle cost efficiency.
Since the founding of the American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) in 2004, the organization has been dedicated to supporting its youth members in a variety of ways. In 2009, ARHA expanded its support with a new scholarship program.
The 2009 Beef Industry Vision Awards, presented by the National Cattlemen?s Foundation (NCF), were announced at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix, AZ. The recipients were Lykes Bros. Inc.
Higher-quality forages always are in greater demand in the spring, but inventories are running short, warns J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service dairy cattle specialist. NDSU?s FeedList Web site?http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/feedlist/?may be able to help.
The comprehensive Igenity profile has expanded to include multiple-marker analyses for average daily gain (ADG) and myostatin. In addition, the horned/ polled analysis is now available for more breeds.
Over the last year, two leading forces in the international world of Thoroughbred racing and equine health have donated a total of $1.14 million to Colorado State University (CSU) Professor Gordon Woods? laboratory to support his research using the horse as a model for understanding human cancer and other age-onset diseases.