Increased replacementheifer inventories may not be sufficient for cow herd expansion in the face of the large numbers of cows being slaughtered. La Ni a remains in place and could adversely affect any expansion plans.
“CRP is a program that began in 1985 that takes land out of crop production and puts it into perennial grassland in order to conserve soil and reduce surface water runoff,” said K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney.
Although disease prevention programs may appear to be a costly investment initially, a good program will ultimately be more cost effective than treating a disease outbreak. For example, treating an outbreak of respiratory disease costs considerably more than proper management of calves at weaning or receiving.
Beginning March 1, consumers now have convenient access to important nutritional information about the raw meat and poultry products they most frequently purchase, US- DA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
Recently, Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University, Dickinson Extension Research Center (DREC), spoke at the American Lowline Annual Meeting during the National Western Stock Show. DREC has used Lowline cattle as a part of their crossbreeding system in their commercial cow herd.
That’s the assessment of U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng after his participation in the U.S./ China High-Level Agricultural Symposium in Des Moines, IA. It was part of a five-day U.S. tour by Chinese Vice President President Xi Jinping, who is positioned to be the next leader of China.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3.7 million to Alan Knapp, a biology professor and senior ecologist with the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU and principal investigator on the project.
Scharff’s new analysis, “Economic Burden from Health Losses Due to Foodborne Illness in the United States,” offers two economic cost estimates. Scharff arrived at the $77.7 billion figure by including values for medical costs, productivity losses, mortality and pain and suffering.
Parents of children who work on the family farm or are in agriculture education programs should thoroughly review proposed changes to child labor laws so they fully understand how the new rules could affect them, a Purdue farm safety specialist advises.