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Friday, June 19,2009

The value of using carcass ultrasound in yearling heifers

by WLJ
The beef trade press has done a tremendous job of polling and listening to bull buyers across the land. Seedstock producers have a much better idea of what will get them to nod their head at an auction than they did a decade ago. In 2003, The Western Livestock Journal.

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Friday, June 12,2009

California bill to limit antibiotics fails

by WLJ
Some reprieve was granted to California livestock producers when legislation that would have limited the use of antibiotics by licensed veterinarians to prevent and control disease in animal agriculture was defeated by the California Senate, June 3, with 15 senators voting in favor of the bill and 20 voting to oppose Senate Bill 416.

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Friday, June 12,2009

Environmental groups renew lawsuit over wolf delisting

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Justice, and several other conservation groups have filed to have gray wolves in Idaho and Montana relisted for federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. This comes in the wake of the May 4 federal decision to remove protection for wolves in those two states.

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Friday, June 12,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Russian officials said last week that they have no intention of moving more quickly to resume meat trade with the U.S. According to a Reuters report, Russian officials claim they have not yet received sufficient data to resume trade. Unfortunately, the American side has not yet provided sufficient data, Sergei Dankvert, head of Rosselkhoznadzor, Russias food safety agency, was quoted as saying.

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Friday, June 12,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Kurt and Eric Harder passed away June 5, 2009, following a tragic accident at their ranch. To walk into a room in the presence of Kurt and Eric is to experience unbridled humor.

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Friday, June 12,2009

Superior Livestock Inc. launches new value-added program

by WLJ
Superior Livestock Inc. announces the launch of Superior Progressive Genetics, an innovative marketing program that will enhance the value of qualified seedstock bulls, ultimately generating greater premiums for commercial cattlemen when their calves sell.

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Friday, June 12,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Pfizer Animal Genetics is now offering a new diagnostic test for the genetic defect Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH). In collaboration with Dr. Jon Beever at the University of Illinois, Dr.

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Friday, June 12,2009

Industry leaders inducted into Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

by WLJ
In recognition of their vision, inspirational efforts and leadership that has helped shape todays cattle feeding industry, Paul F. Engler and the late William D. W.D. Farr are honored as the inaugural inductees into the newly established Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame.

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Friday, June 12,2009

Managing cattle feeding operations during tough times

by WLJ
Once again, cattle feeders are in an extended period of economic challenges and need to take advantage of every opportunity to survive in these tough economic times, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) beef cattle specialist said.

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Friday, June 5,2009

Washington State study compares grazing and CRP

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In the arid farming country of eastern Washington, crop choices are often said to be limited to wheat, more wheat, or CRP. But Washington State University (WSU) researchers and cooperators are seeking USDA funding to continue a study that may provide area farmers with more options.

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