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by WLJ
2009 January 30
Coccidia are so common in the U.S. that they can be found in beef and dairy calves from operations of all sizes and in all seasons, including cold winter weather. This means almost all calves are vulnerable to the damaging effects of coccidiosis, especially when the stress of changing weather creates a higher risk for disease.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
More than 200 members and their families celebrated R-CALF USA?s 10th Annual Convention in Rapid City, SD, Jan. 23-24 at the Ramkota Hotel where it all started back in 1999. ?This year, everything was very focused on R- CALF itself,? said R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Proper planning prior to calving season can mean more live calves. Excessive losses can mean the difference between a year?s profit or loss for a beef producer. Before the calving season, it is a good time to put together the supplies and equipment that will be needed to assist heifers and cows that need help at calving time.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The 16th Annual Washington Cattleman?s Association (WCA) sponsored WCA/ Washinton State University (WSU) Bull Test has issued a progress report for the first 80-day test period of their 120-day feed test. The test is being conducted at the WSU Research Center at Prosser, WA.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Iowa Cattlemen?s Association (ICA) is pleased to announce Phil Schooley as the 2008 ICA Hall of Fame Award recipient. This prestigious award is one of the highest honors that ICA can give one of its members.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has a new member services specialist. Erin Garrick joined the staff Jan. 5. Her primary responsibilities will be genomicsoriented member services and animal recording.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Buyers and sellers gathered for the largest offering yet at the annual Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program feeder calf sale Oct. 27, 2008. Ninety-six consignors sold 1,121 head of age-, source- and healthverified Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves in the program?s tenth year, earning sellers more than $29,000 in premiums.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Texas is among 27 states tracing and testing horses that may have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. CEM can cause temporary infertility of horses.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Nebraska Cattlemen?s Association (NCA) recently presented testimony to the Legislature?s Natural Resources Committee in support of LB 56. The cattlemen drafted the proposal to change the Livestock Waste Management Act to correct an unfair provision in current state statute.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Meghan Blythe, a high school senior from White City High School in White City, KS, has been named the 2009 National Beef Industry Scholarship winner. Ten outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded a $1,500 scholarship provided by CME Group and the National Cattlemen?s Foundation (NCF).
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Dan Loy, professor of animal sciences at Iowa State University, will discuss corn co-products and how they compare in nutrient content to more typical feeds, and how co-products of the corn milling and ethanol industries can be fed on the ranch, during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
With the new Obama administration, a new Congress taking over, and the world economy slipping, California agricultural leaders say they will press leaders in Washington to focus on issues that will not only help ensure a plentiful food supply, but also offer an improved financial picture for farming and the nation.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2009 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available on the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site (www.nalf.org). Users can employ the ?Sire Selector? tool to specify EPD-selection criteria in searching qualified U.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Dave and Greg Danker learned early on that developing an efficient breeding program wasn?t going to be a snap. ?Our early attempts at AI and estrus synchronization were pretty much a disaster,? Dave recalls. ?Our conception rates were far below what we wanted them to be.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) will hold its third annual Trustees Gathering and Benefit in Helena, MT, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
How a beef operation is managed can make a significant difference in how profitable it is. With so many variables to consider, such as feed and fuel costs and up-and-down markets, managing profitability and maintaining a healthy bottom line can present an ongoing challenge.