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Friday, February 19,2010

Customer service drives new CAB-licensed feedlot

by WLJ
Communicating and looking after the customers intereststhose are two of the main objectives at Dumas (Texas) Feedyard LLC, says partner George Foote Jr. With a customer base ranging from New Mexico to Texas, southern Oklahoma and Alabama, attentive service is the key.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Schmidt awarded Snidow Award

by WLJ
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member Erick Schmidt, Gonzales, TX, was awarded the B.C. Bud Snidow Award Jan. 16 during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.

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Friday, February 19,2010

U.S. farm exports seen at $100 billion

by DTN
U.S. farmers can expect a record corn crop, another huge soybean harvest, and strong demand for its exports, which should combine to produce strong incomes for the agriculture sector this year, USDA said in its latest forecast.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Water most overlooked item in horse ration

by WLJ
Horses need energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and roughage, but probably the most overlooked element in horse rations is water, said Gary Stauffer, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Holt County.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Livestock producers face explosion hazards

by WLJ
News reports have surfaced again detailing flash fires and explosions in livestock buildings while liquid pit manure was being agitated and pumped. Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineers say these episodes highlight the caution needed when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings.

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Friday, February 19,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Molys Hydraulically Operated Sort Gates help lower stress for the animals and the people, promoting safety. Molys Modular, Hydraulic Sort Gates can easily be added to an existing facility, and are designed to add to an existing hydraulic system, such as Molys SILENCER Hydraulic Squeeze Chute.

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Friday, February 19,2010

USDA wants cap on crop insurance agent commissions

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Potential cuts to the crop insurance industry would be about 20 percent less than originally proposed, but agent commissions would be capped under a new draft of the standard reinsurance agreement between USDA and the crop insurance industry, USDA officials said last Wednesday.

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Friday, February 19,2010

NIDA will focus on disease traceability during meeting

by WLJ
Following USDA Secretary Tom Vilsacks announcement that his department is changing its approach to developing a national animal identification system (NAIS), the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced it will dedicate a...

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Friday, February 19,2010

Researchers evaluate popular forage grain blends

by WLJ
Growers who plant forage grain blends now have data to back their seed selection decisions. As the planting of annual grain blends for forage production increases in the Northwest, so does the need to rethink how we select the seed for blends.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Trichomoniasis, a new challenge for producers

by WLJ
After many years of testing and culling, Oklahoma regulatory veterinarians, practitioners, and cow/calf producers have succeeded in pretty much eliminating brucellosis as a threat to reproductive efficiency. Unfortunately, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, a new challenge has appeared on the scene.

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