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Friday, March 5,2010

Kansas names new livestock commissioner

by WLJ
The Kansas Animal Health Board has named accomplished veterinarian and retired U.S. Army Reserve Col. Bill Brown as the states new livestock commissioner. He will replace George Teagarden, who will retire in May after 16 years in the position. Brown will assume his new role March 8.

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Friday, March 5,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
Lee Jarvis, Spanish Fork, UT, has been selected to serve as the Region VI representative on the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Executive Board. This region is comprised of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Beef exports could rise in 2010

by DTN
U.S. beef exports could rise this year, but a gain will depend to a large degree on economic conditions in importing countries.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Time for bull check-ups

by WLJ
Special BSE clinics are going to be held as follows: March 8 at Barry County Vet Services, Cassville, Dr. Voyd Brown; March 10 at Dake Veterinary Clinic, Miller, Dr. Chuck Dake; March 11 and 12 at Countryside Animal Clinic, Aurora, Dr. Mike Bloss; and March 17 at Rick Turner Farm, Taneyville, Dr.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Cattle feeder hits premium target

by WLJ
The owner-manager of McPherson County Feeders near Marquette, KS, works with his devoted staff to set high goals for the cattle they feed. If theres much Angus influence, as there is in more and more pens these days, they aim for the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand target.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Assessing breakdown of antibiotics in manure

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Scott Yates is studying how oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic that is administered to animals, breaks down in cattle manure.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Don Gordon to be recognized with Cooperative Leader Award

by WLJ
When the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council) meets for its 91st annual meeting in Sonoma, CA, the organization will be honoring long-time president Donald (Don) Gordon Jr. for his years of service as chief executive officer.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Plant wards off ruminant nematode

by WLJ
A common pasture plant could help foraging ruminants ward off damaging gastrointestinal nematodes that can cause illness and death, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists report.

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Friday, March 5,2010

AFBF backs effort to nullify EPA proposal

by WLJ
The Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases (GHSs) under the Clean Air Act is economically harmful, legally suspect, and environmentally indefensible, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

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Friday, March 5,2010

The importance of strategic estate planning

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Estate planning for those involved in family ranching is one of the most difficult topics to openly discuss among family members, yet it can have the most long reaching effects within a family and business of any other decision.

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