Seven equine cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been diagnosed in Colorado as of Aug. 28, 2009. The cases that have been recently diagnosed represent the first reported cases of WNV this year. The WNV positive tests were submitted from horses examined in the north central, northeast, and southeast regions of the state.
JBS SA, the Brazilian firm which made a big move into the U.S. beef industry with its purchase of Greeley, CO-based Swift, along with the assets of Smithfield Beef and Five Rivers Cattle Feeding two years ago, has announced its intention to get into the U.
Montanas governor, Brian Schweitzer, was presented Montanas Brucellosis Class Free Certificate from Dr. Brian McCluskey, western regional director of the USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Veterinary Services, last week. USDA-APHIS reinstated the states brucellosis-free status on July 9.
Eastern Oregon ranchers are feeling uneasy now that a second female with pups has been collared in the area. In late July, a female wolf, with two or three young pups, was collared by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officers in the remote Salt Creek region near the Imnaha River in the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.
Jeff Siddoway has a personal stake in hoping Idaho hunters will be able to kill 220 gray wolves when the states hunting season for the marauding carnivores tentatively begins on Tuesday, Sept. 1. For the St.
According to USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the number of cattle on feed on Aug. 1, in yards with capacity of 1,000 head and more was down 2 percent from last year at just 9.6 million head.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said last week it will move forward on a review of 29 additions to the endangered species list. Officials rejected the listing of eight other plants and animals that had been studied for possible protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. has agreed to pay a $2,026,500 civil penalty to resolve wastewater issues that occurred years ago at its Dakota City, NE, beef plant, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.
The Washington Cattlemens Association (WCA), the oldest organization representing cow/calf and stocker producers throughout Washington, has just submitted its documents to Thurston Countys Superior Court outlining its request to intervene in the...
Financial influenza could be spreading through farm country later this fall. While only a tiny fraction of all farm loans have been affected to date, the pork and dairy industries have eroded huge portions of their lifetime equity in the last year and face a wave of restructurings or forced sales in the next few months.
Rangeland plants may be harboring a virus that grasshoppers are transmitting to cattle, horses and other hoofed mammals, according to a published research study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. A recent outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VS) in the southwest United States has disrupted rodeos and prompted quarantines.
It is taken on faith that this years farmland rental rateswhich hit $500 per acre in a few cases in Illinoisreflect last years economy at least, if not the past couple of years. Landlords nearly everywhere set higher rental rates this year because 2008s crop income was so good.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that, as part of USDAs continuing efforts to listen to and respond to the needs of producers in the dairy industry, he is moving forward on establishing the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee and is requesting nominations.
It may seem like one of the simpler management processes, but it still gets overlooked. Angus cattle, for instance, are naturally polledand breeding cattle to Angus bulls is an easy way to remove horns naturally without the stress of using mechanical means.
ARAMARK at the Anaheim Convention Center recently purchased a herd of cattle from Hearst Ranch, the nations largest single source supplier of free-range, all-natural, grass-fed and grass-finished beef.
Categorized by region, each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed-free status and identifies organic hay. The Colorado Hay Directory.
Many North Dakota cornfields probably will not mature this year, resulting in an opportunity to harvest significant amounts of silage for animal feed, according to a North Dakota State University (NDSU) livestock expert.