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Friday, January 31,2014

Learning through leadership conference

by WLJ
Pictured are (L to R) Jill Tregemba, Lawrence; Troy & Denise Nelson, Lewis; Ron Hazelton, McPherson; Samantha Kohman, Emporia; Darcy Henke, Emporia; Erin & Jared Petersilie, La Crosse; Michelle Busch, Scott City; John Sachse, Easton; Jamie Gudeman, Newton; Levi McBeth, Kingman; and Travis Litton, Newton.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Jr. Livestock Champions bring in record $322,000

by WLJ
The 2014 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions during the National Western Stock Show in Denver brought in record numbers with the top eight animals’ total sales exceeding last year’s total by $43,500.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Arizona National Livestock Show 2014 scholarship deadline coming

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting youth and promoting livestock and agriculture to the public while preserving our western heritage. For more information, call the Arizona National office at 602/258-8568.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Donation supports installation of GrowSafe at Chico farm

by WLJ
The College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico, received a donation of $50,000 from Green Valley Enterprises and Alturas Ranches to install six GrowSafe feeders at the University Farm.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Online youth animal care training modules

by WLJ
Although the cold temperatures are keeping youth inside, it is the perfect time to encourage young people to learn more about their large animal project. A variety of curriculum exists, in print as well as online, to teach youth about the project they are raising, and management strategies for maintaining human and animal health.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Application period open for weed control grants

by WLJ
ISM funds are awarded to state, federal and local entities as part of comprehensive local plans to control one or more of the major noxious weeds in Utah. Many previously funded projects target weed species that are highly invasive and greatly increase the risk of wildfires.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Researchers study BVDV, strive to develop new vaccine

by WLJ
Since 1996, the Agricultural Experiment Station researcher has been studying BVDV—how it occurs and what it does to sabotage the animal’s immune system. “It is an immune-suppressive disease,” he explains, making the animal vulnerable to pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Climate change; catastrophic threat or political hoax?

by WLJ
The 2014 Snyder Livestock’s Bull Buyers’ Seminar on climate change promises to be informative and intriguing. With the sponsorship of Zoetis, a panel of experts have been put together to discuss climate change. The seminar will be held at 4 p.m. on March 8, at Pioneer Crossing in Yerington, NV, preceding the annual Bull Buyer’s social.

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Friday, January 31,2014

A&M AgriLife develops interactive online decision aid for producers

by WLJ
Texas producers facing possible changes in their crop rotations due to water availability and other fluctuations in agriculture will soon have an online decision aid tool, according to DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Risk Management Specialist in Amarillo.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Our Beef Checkoff, our responsibility

by WLJ
As we enter 2014 in earnest and prepare for our annual cattle industry convention, I have spent some time contemplating the challenges and successes that we encountered in the beef industry during the last year, both from my perspective as a cattle producer and as the vice chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB).

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