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.
While bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) continues to cost the cattle industry more than $50 million a year, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Extension, Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health are partnering to design a BVD eradication program for Michigan?s Upper Peninsula.
Fellow board members elected Marshall Ernst, Windsor, CO, as the new Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC president. Ernst has served on the CHB LLC and American Hereford Association (AHA) boards since 2006. He owns Ernst Herefords and has more than 30 years of experience in the meat industry.
Ford County Feedyard Inc. was presented the American Hereford Association Hereford Industry Innovator Award. Danny Herrmann, yard owner and manager, was presented the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, CO, Jan.
Recognized for their leadership potential, seven young cattlemen and women were selected by the North Dakota Stockmen?s Association (NDSA) Board of Directors to attend a Young Cattlemen?s Legislative Conference (YCLC) in Bismarck Feb. 4-5.
The latest information on cattle management and marketing is at producers? fingertips. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service specialists and county agents are posting short video programs online weekly to provide cattle producers with information on relevant topics this winter, such as nutrition and calving.
Maximizing quality and efficiency calls for different implanting strategies on steers versus heifers. A Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) seven-year study characterized the effect of trenbolone acetate (TBA) growth implants on both sexes.
Food professionals curious about why beef is so popular with consumers should pick up a copy of Creating Crave: A Professional?s Guide to Understanding Flavor. The newly-revised Beef Checkofffunded publication helps describe ?the beef factor? when it comes to meal preparation, and how different foods can be paired to maximize a consumer?s satisfaction with a dining experience.
Bull buyers can search for Limousin and Lim-Flex herd-sire prospects by directing their Web browsers to the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) home page at www.nalf.org and clicking the ?Limousin Exchange: Bull Listing Service? link. Both private-treaty and public-auction sale offerings are included in the searchable database.