The hog and pork markets last week were the unfortunate victims of the spread of influenza believed to have originated in Mexico which was dubbed, inaccurately, swine flu, as the outbreak spread across borders.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources was at work last week conducting hearings on H.R. 1018, a bill which is also known as the Restoring Our American Mustangs (ROAM) Act. The legislation was initially introduced by Reps.
Amid the concern over the current flu outbreak, Russia has suspended imports of U.S. beef and poultry, as well as pork. The bans have been placed on shipments originating from plants in states which currently have confirmed cases of the virus circulating.
This springs flooding in the northern Plains increases the probability that anthrax will appear this summer. Producers should seriously consider vaccinating their animals before spring turnout this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says.
On grasslands of the western Great Plains, livestock grazing typically outranks conservation efforts for rangeland managers. But these two conflicting issues could have a mutually beneficial solution, according to a new research article. In the current issue of Rangeland Ecology Management,.
The restaurant (foodservice) channel is integral to beef producers business and livelihood. Figures from the National Restaurant Association indicate that consumers divide their food spending equally between foodservice and retail.
Marbling drives valuebased beef marketing. How to infuse enough of this quality-grade potential into herd geneticsor even how much is enoughhas remained something of a mystery. Thats partly because of the wide range of research results and advice, along with a segmented supply chain and erratic market signals.
The U.S. beef industry could lose $13.2 billion a year in market access overseas if a more robust livestock tracking system is not adopted, a study released by the Agriculture Department said last Wednesday. The report, written by university researchers, said the international market expects exporters to have animal identification and tracing systems.
Auctioneer: Jerry Lehman
Ty Malek, Dan Konen, Tom Carlisle
and Gary Gilbert held their first
joint Big Sky Classic sale this year at
the fairgrounds in Fort Benton. The
quality, well-bred offering drew a large
crowd, selling at mostly steady prices
throughout the sale.
Using Hereford bulls on Angus-based cows will give producers advantages in profitability, cash flow, herd size, and retained female fertility and longevity, according to a recently completed study at Circle A Angus Ranch.
Senatorial holds placed on the nomination of Gary Gensler to chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are increasing Wall Streets power to stop efforts to boost regulation of credit default swaps and other derivatives, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said last Tuesday.
Gliko Longmeadow Dr. MT 59106 406-656-2515 406-860-3181 Northern Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, Dakota Program (CRP). CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, ag producers can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term resourceconserving covers on eligible farmland.
Unwavering, resolute, committedpick one, because theyre all accurate descriptions of winners in the first quarter Angus- Source Carcass Challenge (ASCC). The top producers and feeders share a steady focus on raising and feeding superior cattle.
Animal Health Commission, the states livestock and poultry health regulatory agency. Samples were collected from two of the cattle slaughtered for examination and the tissues were submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, IA, for additional testing.
Applications for the second annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted. The National BQA Award will recognize one outstanding beef and dairy producer that best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations.
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has released from temporary preventive quarantine more than 375,000 acres in Maverick, Dimmit and Webb counties. The preventive quarantine had been imposed on the three counties more than a year ago to prevent the spread of dangerous cattle fever ticks.
Beautiful horses, good looking cowboys, and wonderful events, including: FAB Working Rodeo Quarter Horse Production Sale, XTreme Trail, VRHC, Jumping, Dressage, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides and Dutch Oven Cooking with the Back Country Horsemen ...