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Friday, May 1,2009

Nominate your fellow cattlemen for the 2010 National Beef Quality Assurance Award

by WLJ
Applications for the second annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted. The National BQA Award will recognize one outstanding beef and dairy producer that best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Good news, bad news for cattle fever tick eradication effort

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has released from temporary preventive quarantine more than 375,000 acres in Maverick, Dimmit and Webb counties. The preventive quarantine had been imposed on the three counties more than a year ago to prevent the spread of dangerous cattle fever ticks.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Eighth annual Ride the West Horse Ranch Expo

by WLJ
Beautiful horses, good looking cowboys, and wonderful events, including: FAB Working Rodeo Quarter Horse Production Sale, XTreme Trail, VRHC, Jumping, Dressage, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides and Dutch Oven Cooking with the Back Country Horsemen ...

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Friday, May 1,2009

Fort Worth Stock Show reports year-end results

by WLJ
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Shows membership gathered last week for their annual meeting to receive reports of the 2009 show and address various business matters. Among these activities were the election of five new board members and the elevation of a long-time director to the position of honorary vice president.

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Friday, May 1,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
New Hollands experimental hydrogen-powered NH2T tractor is a key element in a project that hopes to free farmers from the cost of purchased fossil fuel and allow them to achieve fuel autonomy.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Angus vice president of industry relations retiring

by WLJ
Angus veteran Jim Shirley announced his retirement from the American Angus Association, effective July 31. Hes been a great asset to this organization for 24 years, said American Angus Association CEO Bryce Schumann. We want to recognize and applaud that service.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Haying CRP ground a good option after contract expiration

by WLJ
Producers and landowners who have Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expiring have several options if they will not be extending or renewing the contract. One of the options is to use established cover for hay, said Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension range and pasture management specialist.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Springtime turns Colorado Department of Agriculture bugs into a hot commodity

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) took an innovative approach to pest control over 60 years ago and established the Palisade Insectary dedicated to the biological control of noxious weeds and pest insects. This is the time of year when there is a high demand for three little bugs.

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Friday, May 1,2009

NRCS accepting applications for Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

by WLJ
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), a voluntary conservation program that helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Nebraska cattleman honored for production, university support

by WLJ
Homer Buell, a rancher from Rose and past president of Nebraska Cattlemen (NC), has been inducted into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Block and Bridle Hall of Fame.

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