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Friday, November 12,2010

Program to provide weather and climate data

by WLJ
An innovative climate and weather monitoring system developed at Oregon State University (OSU) will soon be used to help underwrite and verify claims of crop losses, both to improve services to farmers across the nation and prevent abuse in the $79 billion crop insurance program.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Ranchers partner with schools to provide beef

by WLJ
With money for education declining and childhood obesity increasing, Oregonians are looking for innovative ways to fund school programs and raise healthy K-12 students. The Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is supporting a program that does bothsaves money for school districts and feeds kids.

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Friday, November 12,2010

CAB partners on Kansas Angus Association feeding project

by WLJ
The Kansas Angus Association (KAA) is working with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) to better reward members or their customers as they learn more about carcass merit in their herds, or at least five representative spring-born steers. The 2011 Carcass Data Project (CDP) $5-perhead enrollment deadline of Dec.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Elko County commissioners vote No on Pickens horse sanctuary

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Moving to a new neighborhood can present all kinds of challenges. Especially when you plan not just to move in, but to spruce the place up a bit, as well. If you hope to transform your new neighborhood with big changes, big money, and perhaps 1 million annual visitors, be prepared for some resistance.

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Friday, November 12,2010

MSGA actively pursuing wolf delisting solution

by WLJ
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) recently announced its support of several congressional bills seeking to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered species and return management to the state of Montana.

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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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