In what could be a devastating blow to production agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed its stance on the use of antibiotics as a means of increasing feed efficiency and boosting growth in animal feeding operations.
A bill to limit the use of corn and other grains in the production of fuel was introduced last week to the applause of animal producers who have long requested a level playing field for the ethanol industry. The bill, The Affordable Food and Fuel for America Act,.
Wyoming beef producers Spencer Ellis, Lovell, WY, and Judy West, Chugwater, WY, were named to leadership positions at the June 5, 2009, Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) meeting in Gillette, WY. The volunteer leaders will help shape the direction and outline priorities for the investment of Wyomings beef checkoff in fiscal year 2010.
Last week, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), Montana Public Lands Council, Montana Association of Grazing Districts, and the national Public Lands Council denounced an effort by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to buy out ranchers grazing leases on the Charles M.
U.S. beef and pork exports got a boost last week from Costa Rica and St. Lucia, according to USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service. Costa Rica last Monday expanded its import protocol to accept bone-in U.S. beef along with boneless beef, further processed product, and offal such as beef tongues, kidneys, livers and hearts.
Managing animals time on pasture can increase the stocking rate while providing palatable nutrition to the animals, said Doug Anderson, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Keith, Arthur and Perkins counties.
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Merial have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide American Angus Association breeders with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) powered by IGENITY. This will be the first time beef producers have access to genomic-enhanced EPDs for multiple traits at onceand from an Angus-specific DNA profile.
Nebraskas two U.S. senators and three representatives sent a letter to USDA requesting funds to compensate a Rock County, NE, rancher for culling his herd after several cattle in the herd contracted bovine tuberculosis (TB).
The Beef Checkoff Program returned about $5.55 in value to beef producers for every dollar they invested into it between 2003 and 2008. Thats the overall conclusion of a new economic study completed by Dr. Ron Ward, professor emeritus for the Food and Resource Economics Department of the University of Florida.
Feeding an appropriate mineral protocol to cattle is an important part of an integrated management system for most cattle operations. Although animal nutrition needs can vary greatly depending on geography and environment, most of the primary requirements remain the same.
Oregon ranchers have long been aware that selfstyled environmentalist groups run aggressive advertising and public relations campaigns which often damage the image of ranchers while enriching the war chests of such groups for their next round of litigation.
Hayes Walker III died on July 5, 2009, in Lees Summit, MO. He was born on March 20, 1934, in Kansas City to Mary Elizabeth Walker and Hayes Walker Jr. Hayes graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1952 and earned a B.S. in Ag Journalism at Kansas State University in 1956 in Manhattan, KS.
New safety standards intended to strengthen the agencies tasked with regulating food safety were announced by the federal government last Tuesday. The new standards are intended to reduce the incidence of food-borne illness caused by salmonella and E. coli.
The Humboldt County Agricultural District No. 3 has announced the addition of an Invitational Bull Sale to the 2010 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7, 2010.
With their sweet, refreshing juices and succulent interior, watermelons are a favorite summertime treat, especially around July 4th. But now this Independence Day favorite could become even more of a patriotic commodity. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in Lane, OK, have shown that simple sugars in watermelon juice can be made into ethanol.