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Friday, March 5,2010

Cattle feeder hits premium target

by WLJ
The owner-manager of McPherson County Feeders near Marquette, KS, works with his devoted staff to set high goals for the cattle they feed. If theres much Angus influence, as there is in more and more pens these days, they aim for the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand target.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Assessing breakdown of antibiotics in manure

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Scott Yates is studying how oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic that is administered to animals, breaks down in cattle manure.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Don Gordon to be recognized with Cooperative Leader Award

by WLJ
When the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council) meets for its 91st annual meeting in Sonoma, CA, the organization will be honoring long-time president Donald (Don) Gordon Jr. for his years of service as chief executive officer.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Plant wards off ruminant nematode

by WLJ
A common pasture plant could help foraging ruminants ward off damaging gastrointestinal nematodes that can cause illness and death, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists report.

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Friday, March 5,2010

AFBF backs effort to nullify EPA proposal

by WLJ
The Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases (GHSs) under the Clean Air Act is economically harmful, legally suspect, and environmentally indefensible, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

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Friday, March 5,2010

The importance of strategic estate planning

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Estate planning for those involved in family ranching is one of the most difficult topics to openly discuss among family members, yet it can have the most long reaching effects within a family and business of any other decision.

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Friday, March 5,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Like other members of the OmniFount family, it has a 304 stainless steel trough with heat elements attached to the underside for excellent frost-free service under the most severe winter conditions. The body of the Omni 10 is made from Ritchies heavy-duty polyethylene construction.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Producers urged to make plans to move livestock, supplies before expected flooding

by WLJ
Livestock producers need a plan for moving their animals and hay to higher ground before floodwaters start rising.

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Friday, March 5,2010

WSU receives federal grant to target genetics of E. coli in cattle

by WLJ
Some detective stories move forward, one lead taking an investigator to the next, right up to when the case is solved.

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Monday, February 22,2010

USDA addresses veterinary shortages with education loan repayment program

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 12 that USDA has taken the first step toward implementing a plan to address veterinary shortages throughout rural America by repaying the student loans of qualified veterinarians in return for their services in areas suffering from a lack of veterinarians.

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