One of the advantages of fall-calving compared to spring (late winter) calving is the pleasant weather that the cow/calf operator finds at 2:00 AM when he or she goes out to check the heifers. The downside of fall calving is the fact that these cows and heifers are not being fed from the truck or hay feeder.
Two beef producers from Nebraska and Iowa took part in a U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) U.S. Beef Checkoff-sponsored promotion, made possible through the financial support of the Nebraska Beef Council and the Iowa Beef Industry Council, that helped boost weekend sales of U.
This years tour includes areas we havent visited on All Breeds Cattle Tours in the past, said North Dakota Stockmens Association Member Services Director Tracey Koester, the tour coordinator. Were glad to add some great new stops and beautiful scenery along the way.
Every year, funds raised at the Citizen of the West dinner contribute to the education of future agricultural leaders. With more than 1,000 scholarships awarded since 1983, the National Western Scholarship Trust is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs available to youth interested in pursuing degrees in agriculture or rural medicine.
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) regrets to report the early departure of great industry allies, Meg Smith and George Hammond, from the Montana Board of Livestock (MBOL). Smith and Hammond have spent 11-and-a-half years on the board, originally appointed by Gov.
The American Angus Association salutes Clarence Frey, Mulhall, OK, for his continued ownership and production of Angus cattle for more than 50 years. Frey will receive a certificate signed by the associations president to honor this Historic Angus Herd achievement.
The Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) recently hosted its fifth annual meeting in Colville, WA. Participants heard from several speakers including U.S. Cattlemens Association (USCA) Region I Director Lee Engelhardt and USCA Director of Government Affairs Jess Peterson.
USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reserving the use of animal identification numbers with the 840 prefix to only animals born in the U.S. The number 840 is the U.S. country code and appears at the beginning of all animal identification numbers issued in this country.
Agiculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently led a U.S. Agribusiness Trade and Investment Mission to the Central American region Sept. 21-24 to further promote two-way cooperation, trade and investment between the U.S. and companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
Massive beef recalls in both the U.S. and Canada in 2008 prompted many consumer watchdog groups to question the sanitation procedures of beef plants and to worry that USDAs and CFIAs inspection processes are inadequate. This news from CFIA is extremely encouraging, said Graeme McRae, Bioniche CEO.