The Prescribed Burn Task Force in west central Nebraska plans four prescribed burn schools to help landowners and managers to eliminate invasive plants, said Lara Fondow, Quail Forever wildlife biologist and task force president.
The Oregon Cattlemen?s Association (OCA) is seeking applications for an individual to attend the 2009 Young Cattlemen?s Conference May 28-June 4. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 to 50 and be an OCA and National Cattlemen?s Beef Association member.
Dr. John Wentz , assistant professor in the Field Disease Investigative Unit of Washington State University?s (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, will review the first year?s findings of WSU?s Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) Control and Eradication Project during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.
Roland Ryan Lodge was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Caldwell, ID, and died Jan. 16, 2009, in Paradise Valley, AZ. As the youngest son of Norman C. and Mary Lodge, Roland lived in Caldwell and spent his summers working on the Lodge Ranch at Jordan Valley, OR. During his high school years, he was active in football.
For feedlot operators, the final determination on whether 2008 will be classified as ?the worst year? or simply ?one of the worst years? could depend on whether they are still feeding cattle in 2009. The financial losses during the past year are welldocumented for feeders.
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.