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Friday, November 12,2010

NDSU to host beef research review

by WLJ
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC) will host its third annual Beef Research Review on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Dewormer resistance real

by DTN
Ted Dyer didnt want to keep guessing about the effectiveness of commonly used dewormers in his cattle herd. So last year, the University of Georgia animal scientist conducted a trial on the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Centers weaned calves.

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Friday, November 12,2010

High-quality beef market rewards

by DTN
Fillets selling for $75 a pound? Ribeyes going for $50 a pound? How about ground beef priced from $7.50 to $14 a pound? Go to the Internet and click Wagyu (or Kobe) beef and you might think producers of this specialty beef cattle have discovered the road to riches.

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Friday, November 12,2010

University of California agricultural division begins rebuilding process

by WLJ
After undergoing major restructuring last year due to budget shortfalls, the University of California (UC) Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Division is now preparing to hire more advisors and specialists with new funding it expects to receive from the state.

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Friday, November 12,2010

TAHC modifies tick quarantine area

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) issued a Temporary Preventative Quarantine for portions of Maverick, Dimmit and Webb counties in August 2007. TAHC is now modifying that boundary as the areas currently within the zone have met the requirements for quarantine release.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Loan repayment brightens recipients futures

by WLJ
Dr. Austin Ayars had plenty of sleepless nights as a practice owner with $140,000 in student debt. He would lie awake worrying whether he would be able to pay the bills that month. Or hed think about what would happen if he couldnt meet his clients needs.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Keith Miller named as new chairman of USMEF

by WLJ
The newest chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) executive committee, Keith Miller, has worn many hats over his career.

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Friday, November 12,2010

CSU opens new Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center

by WLJ
Since the days following the Dust Bowl, Colorado State University (CSU) researchers have headed to a spot on the eastern Plains to study everything from cattle grazing to prairie dog plague. The research facilities, originally built in the 1960s, were a modest group of temporary buildings that had to do for the last 50 years.

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Friday, November 12,2010

American Wagyu Association annual meeting: Michael Beattie named executive director

by WLJ
Wagyu breeders from around the country, as well as Australia and Mexico, convened in Lexington, KY, on Oct. 14 for the Annual Meeting of the American Wagyu Association. Ralph Valdez, president of the association, announced the hiring of Michael Beattie as the incoming executive director.

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Friday, November 12,2010

USDA set to issue conservation payments

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that USDA will begin issuing Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Security Program payments this month to thousands of farmers and ranchers in all 50 states to help maintain and improve the natural resources on their land.

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