The 2009 Annual Meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) was held Jan. 12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. About 90 members and guests attended. With NALF President Bob Millerberg, Draper, UT, presiding, the main order of business was the Board of Directors election.
Members of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting last month as the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Phoenix. This years convention and trade show was attended by approximately 5,300 people.
The National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) announces the 2009 scholarship honoring the late W.D. Farr, of Greeley, CO. Two annual $12,000 graduate scholarships bearing his name will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experience.
For a second year, the National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) and Fort Dodge Animal Health are accepting applications for the Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship. Through producer participation, Fort Dodge Animal Health sponsors five scholarships of $5,000 each.
Red Angus cattle are known for practical and profitable traits such as excellent mothering ability, improved uniformity and marketability in crossbred calf crops, superior carcass quality, moderate size, lower maintenance energy requirements, and gentle dispositions.
Seedstock and commercial producer Schuler Red Angus of Bridgeport, NE, earned the prestigious Grid- Master Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 17-19. The GridMaster Award recognizes producers and feeders whose cattle achieved carcass excellence when harvested.
Cow/calf producer Mel Hummel of Winnemucca, NV, received the prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 17-19. The GridMaster Award recognizes producers and feeders whose cattle achieved carcass excellence when harvested.
Finn Creek Ranch of Avon, MT, received the prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 17-19. The Grid-Master Award recognizes producers and feeders whose cattle achieved carcass excellence when harvested.
RAAA invites cattlemen to spend an hour with staff and industry experts every other Tuesday night and take part in these interactive discussions of issues that influence ranchers profit equations. For an up-to-date listing of topics and speakers, visit http://redangus.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently released the Spring 2009 EPDs as updated by Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock. EPDs on individual animals can be accessed through the Data Searches feature on the associations Web site, RedAngus.
Myron Edelman of Douglas, WY, joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) on Jan. 2 as director of value-added programs. He will work closely with commercial producers and feedlots, implementing the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP).
After several years of unprecedented profitability at the cow/calf sector, ranchers have seen those margins continue to tighten over the past 12 to 18 months. This first caught ranchers attention with headline-grabbing increases in corn and fuel prices, and soon expanded into accelerated land values and forage costs.
Young Angus producers interested in networking with others, learning more about the American Angus Association (AAA), and exploring the beef production system should apply to the 2009 Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). BLI is designed for AAA members 25-45 years old as a resource to provide insight to all segments of the beef industry.
The Department of the Interior?s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently signed a Record of Decision (ROD) amending 92 land use plans in support of the designation of more than 6,000 miles of energy transport corridors on federal lands in 11 western states.
Low mortality isn?t the only way to measure the success of your health program. Pfizer veterinarian Robin Falkner told attendees at last fall?s Feeding Quality Forums held in North Platte, NE, and Amarillo, TX, to start thinking about disease management a little differently.