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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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Friday, February 19,2010

RFA president says ethanol depends on blenders´ credit

by DTN
The ethanol industry could face the same difficulties hitting biodiesel producers if Congress doesnt extend the 45-cent blenders tax credit by the end of 2010, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said last Tuesday.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Cattle tales connect with consumers

by WLJ
Cattlemen tell stories in a lot of waysacross a fence gate, over coffee at the feed store, through the pickup window or atop a good horse in the back of the ropin pen. Now, producers focused on quality can also tell their stories on the Internets World Wide Web.

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Friday, February 19,2010

A range of plants for rangeland rehab

by WLJ
FRRL has its roots in early work by USDA scientists who teamed up with U.S. Forest Service scientists in 1907 to manage the range and forests around Logan.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Immigrant dairymens dreams turn sour

by DTN
From a strip mall in Wauseon, OH, a town of 7,200, Willy van Bakel built a multimillion-dollar business bringing fellow Dutch dairy farmers to America. Theyre dreamers like himself, he says.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Inside information equals faster genetic progress

by WLJ
To help illustrate how this genetic progress can happen, Dr. Bob Weaber, state Extension specialist, mental to that goal, and no matter what a specific operations goals areadding inside information from a comprehensive DNA profile to the decision-making toolbox is a powerful option to help speed up this process.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Spring Creeks Cattle Co. is Limousin commercial marketing booster

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year award during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan. 13 in Denver, CO.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Missouri couple wins Limousin Commercial Producer of the Year

by WLJ
Accurate recordkeeping, strict culling, and strong industry ties helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Mike and Betsy Cravens of Lees Summit, MO. Their MB Limousin enterprise topped a field of four nominees that also included Roger Wick, New Rockford, ND; Wayne J.

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Friday, February 19,2010

LLBs Coakley named Limousin Promoter of the Year

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Limousin Promoter of the Year award to Scott Coakley, vice president of cattle procurement for Lauras Lean Beef Co. (LLB), during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan.

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Friday, February 19,2010

National foodservice Beef Backer Award winners announced

by WLJ
The Beef Checkoff Program announced the 2009 National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in San Antonio, TX. The Beef Backer Awards recognize independent and chain restaurants that set the highest standards in menuing and marketing beef.

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