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Friday, February 13,2009

Step by step guide to finding the right bull

by WLJ
It pays to do some homework on determining what kind of bull you need prior to purchase. Concentrate on those factors which stand to have the largest impact on profitability. I know many producers spend many hours in the process of purchasing a bull.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Timely marketing of cull cows important to bottom line

by WLJ
Short-term, gummer, and smooth-mouth are all terms cattlemen use to describe their older bovine employees. They have produced well for the past 10-12 years. These cows are the experienced veterans of the herd. However, due to age, lack of teeth, and an anticipated decline in production, they are forced to retire.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Dates announced for California Beef Rush 2009

by WLJ
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) will hold their Annual Research Symposium and meetings in Sacramento, CA, April 30?May 3, 2009. Topics for discussion at the ?California Beef Rush 2009? will include beef cattle reproduction and beef cattle cost efficiency.

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Friday, February 13,2009

ARHA rewards youth

by WLJ
Since the founding of the American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) in 2004, the organization has been dedicated to supporting its youth members in a variety of ways. In 2009, ARHA expanded its support with a new scholarship program.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Beef Industry Vision Awards announced

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The 2009 Beef Industry Vision Awards, presented by the National Cattlemen?s Foundation (NCF), were announced at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix, AZ. The recipients were Lykes Bros. Inc.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Use FeedList to buy or sell needed feeds

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Higher-quality forages always are in greater demand in the spring, but inventories are running short, warns J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service dairy cattle specialist. NDSU?s FeedList Web site?http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/feedlist/?may be able to help.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Comprehensive Igenity profile expands

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The comprehensive Igenity profile has expanded to include multiple-marker analyses for average daily gain (ADG) and myostatin. In addition, the horned/ polled analysis is now available for more breeds.

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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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