Both U.S. beef and pork exports grew in February, with strong expansion in muscle cuts leading the way in both, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF).
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced a farreaching agreement to support the conservation of greater sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in parts of 11 western states.
The 2010 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is one of five agencies that provided support for the research team that worked together in applying extensive research to develop science-based emission factors and cost-effective abatement technologies for the industry.
WCA President Dick Coon was in the courtroom when the case was dismissed. I am extremely pleased with this outcome, not only for Easterday Ranches but, more importantly, for the entire livestock industry! Field said, This ruling will have a positive impact on the livestock industry thus allowing us to prosper and contribute to the states economy.
The eventa prime rib dinner and auction at Grant County Fairgroundsis the second held by the ranchers, who are involved in ongoing litigation over grazing rights in the Malheur National Forest. The proceeds go to the OCAs Stewardship Fund to help cattle ranchers known as the Five Rivers Grazing Permittees fight their legal battle.
Another title for this article could very well be: A lesson nearly learned the hard way. Quite a few years ago at the Eastern Oklahoma Pasture Research station, we were involved in a field study using synchronized mature cows in a natural breeding pasture.
Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of $61.2 million in financial assistance funding for Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) projects. This funding will help producers conserve surface and ground water and improve water quality on agricultural land.
The purpose of the test is to compare growth and carcass traits among ram lambs raised under a similar environment, says Christopher Schauer, HREC director and animal scientist. Consignors will be given information on average daily gain, ribeye area and fat thickness data for each ram.
Last week, Arizona’s legislature passed a tough new immigration law which expands the ability of the state’s law enforcement officers to stop and verify the immigration status of any individual that they feel may be in the country without documentation. The law also goes a step
The Idaho Wool Grower’s Association (IWGA), as well as Shirts Brothers Sheep and Frank Shirts Jr., two of the state’s larger sheep ranchers, have filed suit against the state of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). The suit, which was filed in
The good spring moisture conditions that have cattle producers chasing feeder cattle to very good price levels have also pushed the 2010 prospective hay crop well above last year’s levels. According to USDA’s prospective plantings report issued late last month, hay growers intend to boost acreage
A growing number of livestock organizations are rallying against the plan issued by USDA two weeks ago to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil. As part of the negotiation over the World Trade Organizations (WTO) ruling that the U.S. unfairly supports cotton growers, WTO allowed retaliatory tariffs to be placed on U.
USDA, in an attempt to broker a deal over cotton subsidies with Brazil, has agreed to consider imports of beef and pork from Brazil. As a result, U.S. cattle producers could soon find themselves competing with cheaper imports of fresh beef from the country which still has
The Challis, ID, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office has revoked the federal land grazing permit for Western Watersheds Project (WWP). The group had been sitting on the permits encompassing thousands of acres without grazing them appropriately. According to BLM, that failure