RAAA invites cattlemen to spend an hour with staff and industry experts every other Tuesday night and take part in these interactive discussions of issues that influence ranchers profit equations. For an up-to-date listing of topics and speakers, visit http://redangus.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently released the Spring 2009 EPDs as updated by Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock. EPDs on individual animals can be accessed through the Data Searches feature on the associations Web site, RedAngus.
Myron Edelman of Douglas, WY, joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) on Jan. 2 as director of value-added programs. He will work closely with commercial producers and feedlots, implementing the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP).
After several years of unprecedented profitability at the cow/calf sector, ranchers have seen those margins continue to tighten over the past 12 to 18 months. This first caught ranchers attention with headline-grabbing increases in corn and fuel prices, and soon expanded into accelerated land values and forage costs.
Young Angus producers interested in networking with others, learning more about the American Angus Association (AAA), and exploring the beef production system should apply to the 2009 Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). BLI is designed for AAA members 25-45 years old as a resource to provide insight to all segments of the beef industry.
The Department of the Interior?s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently signed a Record of Decision (ROD) amending 92 land use plans in support of the designation of more than 6,000 miles of energy transport corridors on federal lands in 11 western states.
Low mortality isn?t the only way to measure the success of your health program. Pfizer veterinarian Robin Falkner told attendees at last fall?s Feeding Quality Forums held in North Platte, NE, and Amarillo, TX, to start thinking about disease management a little differently.
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Colorado Cattlemen?s Association (CCA), the Colorado Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT), and EnCana Oil Gas (USA) Inc., seeks nominations for the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.
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.
Ethanol plant construction has come to a halt, but the mandates by government are not declining, which could mean prices could jump again. Producers should prepare for round two, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.