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Friday, February 13,2009

Horse industry leaders provide support to laboratory

by WLJ
Over the last year, two leading forces in the international world of Thoroughbred racing and equine health have donated a total of $1.14 million to Colorado State University (CSU) Professor Gordon Woods? laboratory to support his research using the horse as a model for understanding human cancer and other age-onset diseases.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Michigan State University and Pfizer Animal Health partner to eradicate BVD

by WLJ
While bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) continues to cost the cattle industry more than $50 million a year, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Extension, Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health are partnering to design a BVD eradication program for Michigan?s Upper Peninsula.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Ernst elected CHB president

by WLJ
Fellow board members elected Marshall Ernst, Windsor, CO, as the new Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC president. Ernst has served on the CHB LLC and American Hereford Association (AHA) boards since 2006. He owns Ernst Herefords and has more than 30 years of experience in the meat industry.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Beef contains ?good calories?

by WLJ
Red meat is often blamed for heart disease, obesity and a host of other diet-induced conditions. But scientific journalist Gary Taubes says carbohydrates and lowfat diets may be the real culprit.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Ford County Feedyard honored as Hereford Industry Innovator

by WLJ
Ford County Feedyard Inc. was presented the American Hereford Association Hereford Industry Innovator Award. Danny Herrmann, yard owner and manager, was presented the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, CO, Jan.

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Friday, February 13,2009

NDSA hosts young cattlemen?s conference

by WLJ
Recognized for their leadership potential, seven young cattlemen and women were selected by the North Dakota Stockmen?s Association (NDSA) Board of Directors to attend a Young Cattlemen?s Legislative Conference (YCLC) in Bismarck Feb. 4-5.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Fort Worth Stock Show extends hospitality, facilitates exports

by WLJ
Giving foreign visitors a warm welcome at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show can mean big payoffs for area livestock producers looking to sell their animals into foreign markets.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Video programs answer cattle producers? questions

by WLJ
The latest information on cattle management and marketing is at producers? fingertips. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service specialists and county agents are posting short video programs online weekly to provide cattle producers with information on relevant topics this winter, such as nutrition and calving.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Growth implant strategy outlined at animal science meetings

by WLJ
Maximizing quality and efficiency calls for different implanting strategies on steers versus heifers. A Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) seven-year study characterized the effect of trenbolone acetate (TBA) growth implants on both sexes.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Publication about beef craving educates professionals

by WLJ
Food professionals curious about why beef is so popular with consumers should pick up a copy of Creating Crave: A Professional?s Guide to Understanding Flavor. The newly-revised Beef Checkofffunded publication helps describe ?the beef factor? when it comes to meal preparation, and how different foods can be paired to maximize a consumer?s satisfaction with a dining experience.

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