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Friday, November 20,2009

Modoc County cattleman selected as CCA second vice president

by WLJ
At the 93rd Annual California Cattlemens Association (CCA) Convention in Sparks, NV, William (Billy) Flournoy, a public lands rancher from Likely, CA, was nominated and elected to serve a two-year term as a second vice president for CCA.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Look back at last calving season and ahead to next calving season

by WLJ
Only eight or nine months ago, the spring calving cows were calving, the temperature was cold, and the calving pastures were muddy.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Experts agree on the value of crossbreeding

by WLJ
As cattle producers continually strive to do more with less, industry experts from coast to coast and border to border have been offering similar advice lately.

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Friday, November 20,2009

New import requirements for horses coming into Colorado from Texas

by WLJ
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has announced movement restrictions or additional entry requirements for horses from Texas due to the detection of equine piroplasmosis in south Texas.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Producers urged to vote in county FSA elections

by WLJ
Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that 2009 FSA county committee elections were set to begin with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 7, 2009.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Federal loan programs ill-suited for cellulosic ethanol

by WLJ
Last year, I wrote an article describing the difficulty cellulosic ethanol producers may encounter obtaining capital to finance the commercialization of new technologies.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Profitable strategies to highlight Cattlemens Update

by WLJ
The workshops, also sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the US- DA Risk Management Agency, Pfizer Animal Health and the Nevada Cattlemans Association, will focus on beef cow management strategies that help ranchers improve their bottom line while maintaining quality.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Consumers want high-quality, branded beef

by WLJ
Beef reigns supreme in consumers protein choices, according to research released earlier this year from West Texas AM University. Nearly half of consumers surveyed put beef as their No. 1 protein choice, and 97 percent indicated they ate beef between one and 12 times each week.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Charles Anstey, Ridder Ranch honored with Century Breeder Awards

by WLJ
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, Charles Anstey and Ridder Ranch were honored as Century Hereford Breeders Nov. 2. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Knowing what contributes to BRD can help you minimize its impact

by WLJ
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an infectious disease complex and one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in stocker and feedlot operations. Understanding the many factors that contribute to the BRD complex is an important step for producers to take in managing the disease.

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