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.
An animal unit month (AUM) and head month (HM) on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands will cost producers $1.35 in 2009, the same as it was in 2008. The $1.35 per AUM/HM grazing fee applies to 16 western states, states where environmental groups and ranchers often clash over land-use and grazing issues.
Cattle inventory numbers released at the end of January showed a continued contraction in the U.S. herd. Analysts had predicted a significant decline, but were surprised by a bigger than expected drop in numbers, which USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) said were down 2 percent from the previous year at 94.
A years worth of free groceries will generate a lot of excitement. Thats the idea behind the new marketing campaign being launched by the Beef Checkoff. With a sweepstakes, a new interactive Web site, and a TV promotion, the checkoff hopes to generate significant demand for cooking veal at home.
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) is seeking individuals interested in a full-time paid summer internship. The intern will assist with programs of ASA and junior activities including the planning and execution of the 2009 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference.