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.
Is the estate you spent a lifetime accumulating and/ or conserving going to be reduced significantly by the time your heirs receive it? Only action now on your part will help to ensure your heirs receive the estate you intend.
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.
Those who pushed hardest for a well-defined claim are taking issue with the new standards, however. The text of the new standard does indeed outline a few things missing from the previous (very loose) standard, they say, but does little to close loopholes allowing companies to market the majority of the beef produced in the U.
Like many areas of the West, producers across California are looking at the skies and hoping for rain that they desperately need. Recent stories in the national news have highlighted the dire moisture situations in many areas of the High Plains where severe drought has been exacerbated by high winter winds, stripping the soil and carrying it away.
In 1998, the WTO found that the EUs ban on U.S. beef was not supported by science and was thus inconsistent with WTO rules and in 1999, the United States imposed additional duties on a list of EU products in accordance with a WTO authorization.
U.S. restaurant industry unit count was flat in 2008, compared to 2 percent growth in 2007, according to a census of U.S. commercial restaurant locations conducted each spring and fall by market research company the NPD Group. Major chain restaurant units (more than 500 units), were up 1 percent.
The site selection process for a $500 million livestock and zoonotic (diseases that can transfer between animals and humans) research center came to a close on Jan. 16 when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its official Record of Decision selecting the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, as the labs future site.