Projected production for 2016 rose slightly to 25.03 billion pounds and rose to 25.86 billion pounds for 2017. The report credited the increase for 2016 on higher-than-projected third-quarter slaughter which is currently underway. The increases made to the 2017 production estimates were credited to the projected decline in feed prices.
The 64-person committee announced by the campaign last Tuesday has five current members of Congress, including the chairmen of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees; as well as eight current or former governors; nine current or former
The summer heat makes it hard to remember that the upcoming—impending?— November election is just around the corner. Congress is still at recess and the presidential nominees continue to lob insults at one another, but it is not too early to check in on state issues.
The animal science department provides resident instruction, extension programs and research in breeding and genetics, meat science, ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition, physiology, animal well-being, production and management.
Livestock producers must become familiar with a new directive regulating certain medications that can be added to the animals’ feed, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.
A team of animal science students from California State University (CSU), Chico made history by winning the American Society of Animal Science’s (ASAS) Academic Quadrathlon at the ASAS annual meeting July 18–19, 2016 in Logan, UT.
Many livestock producers may be facing forage shortages due to dry conditions this growing season. The Agriculture Act of 2014, most commonly known as the 2014 farm bill, includes a program designed to assist livestock producers facing extended drought conditions.
Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) are accepting applications for the 2017 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources.
West Nile virus is regularly found in the United States, and birds serve as the primary host of the disease. Infected mosquitoes can transmit the virus from birds and then carry it to horses or people. The virus can cause encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association has announced the opening of nominations for the 2016- 2017 MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program. This bull appraisal program and is a joint effort between the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association (MCA), Michigan State University (MSU), and the Plank Farm.
Windrow disease is the name that Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist, gives to the striped appearance in fields where alfalfa windrows remained so long that regrowth was delayed. Usually it’s due to rained-on hay and sometimes, insects.
The study—led in part by Bridgett vonHoldt of Princeton University and Robert Wayne of University of California, Los Angeles—focused on the evolutionary and genetic background of wolves and coyotes in the U.S. and Canada. Researchers sequenced 28 different canine genomes looking at over 5.
Anyone who has stepped foot inside Notre Dame Cathedral or Prague Castle is sure to be grateful to the French and Czechian governments for preserving such awesome pieces of history. America has her own spectacular historic sites—ranging from Pueblo adobe buildings of the Southwest to the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Round bales are often priced by the bale but the amount of hay in a bale depends on bale size and density. For example, assume a 5’x6’ round bale (5 feet wide and 6 feet in diameter or height) is priced at $52.50/bale. If the bale weighs 1,500 pounds, the price is equivalent to $70/ ton.
The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to repeal a regulation that applies the take provision of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to every threatened species listed, according to a 19-page petition filed late last week.
Livestock producers who are in need of additional pasture or hay in late September and October could use an August seeding of oats for some additional forage. This system can produce extra tons of forage, but the crop needs moisture during this time and also enough time to grow before the end of the growing season.
But that is not likely, says retired University of Missouri (MU) Entomologist Ben Puttler, because Japanese beetles do not lay eggs where they feed. They feed in corn and soybean fields but lay eggs in turfgrass and pastures, he says. Grassy areas provide a desirable habitat with no effective natural enemies.
This case involves Iowa farmland that was owned by David Gumm’s mother; he had a lease agreement with her that allowed him to farm the land. Upon her death, ownership of the land passed to the Gumm Family Trust. The trust was governed by three trustees, one of which was Gumm.