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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.