“In the Doherty family, it has been tradition to break tradition. My great, greatgrandfather left his home in Ireland and set up a land empire. My great-grandmother went from knowing nothing about ranching to not only creating a successful ranching business but becoming a pioneer in rangeland management.
When the season’s first calves arrive, you begin to see results of your genetic decisions, perhaps eager for more or thinking about what a new bull could bring. Poring through bull catalogs and looking at expected progeny differences (EPDs), keep in mind that the environment affects what your calves are now and what they will become.
back in the valley and running the family ranch kept Vestal busy, but meeting Marie made his life complete. For his 77 years Vestal did the things he loved; veterinary medicine, raising working quarter horses, roping, riding and enjoying the sport of rodeo.
As the industry celebrated the release of the newly created American Wool logo recognizing the versatility of American wool, textile-industry representatives took center-stage to share their stories about programs supporting homegrown wool, innovative products, and.
“These endeavors involve increasing veterinary oversight of antibiotics that are considered ‘medically important’ in human medicine and removing approved label claims for use of these drugs for low-dose long-term production uses, such as to increase weight gain or feed efficiency.
Symptoms of scrapie in sheep are very much like the symptoms of BSE in cattle. Motor function is impaired, tremors and unusual limp movements occur, and coat appearance deteriorates. Infected sheep will display behavior changes, increased sensitivity to sound and movement, and rubbing and biting of the legs.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Colorado State University, kicked off the festivities at of one of the largest American Sheep Industry (ASI) Association conventions in the last decade in her trademark way—by mesmerizing the audience with her concrete thinking..
New expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2017 international cattle evaluation were released Jan. 27, 2017 for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) and Canadian Limousin Association (CLA).
Boehner was the 53rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and served Ohio’s eighth Congressional District from 1991 to 2015. During his time in Congress, Boehner served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and as Chairman of the U.
While I was in the United States Peace Corps, a stranger came to my small village in Kenya and stood on a box to gather villagers around him. He delivered a powerful and convincing story so that he could sell vials of water that he claimed would protect the people from the malaria that was ravaging the community.
There are dozens of committees and even more subcommittees between the House of Representatives and the Senate. When it comes to agriculture and land-use issues, however, there are four key committees: the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; the Senate Committee on Energy and.
“I am excited about the possibility of working with the agency on problems of national and international interest,” Martin said. “It is an opportunity to explore areas of interest and a place where my expertise in statistics and modeling will be very useful.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation last week that would permanently kill the onerous death tax. The bipartisan Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 (H.
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) leaders and many other Texas-based organizations have taken an aggressive, offensive approach to eminent domain reform in the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature.
The sixth annual comprehensive survey now covers 141 countries and more than 30,000 feed mills. The results show that the U.S. and China are the top two countries, producing onethird of all animal feed, and that predominant growth came from the beef, pig and aquaculture feed sectors as well as several African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) recently unveiled the first-ofits-kind mobile app aimed at helping consumers become more confident when buying meat and poultry. The free MyMeatUp app includes a full guide to beef, pork, lamb and veal retail meat cuts, and draws on content from www.
As mentioned in the companion piece on page 6, congressional committees wield enormous amount of power. Congressional committees fairly literally have the ability to decide what bills see the light of day and have a slim hope of making it to laws. This is true both for the committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The 2017 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions sets a National Western Stock Show (NWSS) record with the top eight champion animals posting total sales of $442,500. The auction started with a bang when the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb sold for $34,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $6,000.