At the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, ID, research leader Greg Lewis and his colleagues have shown that ultrasound could significantly improve the speed and accuracy of selective breeding methods. Producers currently rely on visual appraisals to predict carcass traits before choosing which sheep to breed.
Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) recently partnered with its licensed distributor, Performance Food Group, at the Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV). Their joint mission: to educate the next generation of chefs on preparing high-quality beef dishes that will capture future consumer demand.
Using ultrasound to measure carcass quality and establish Expected Progeny Differences in the purebred beef industry has long been accepted practice. Every cattleman knows that quality beef starts with quality genetics. And centralized processing labs like the CUP Lab have made ultrasound data accurate and reliable.
On behalf of the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export- Midwest), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding Nebraska suppliers of the start of the 2010 Branded Program year.
New vaccine combines viral protection and Lepto hardjo-bovis prevention in one vaccine Pfizer Animal Health introduced a new vaccine that takes reproductive protection to the next level. The newlyreleased Bovi-Shield GOLD
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week that Mike Pool, current acting deputy director for Operations, has accepted the position permanently and will formally report in his new capacity on Jan. 1, 2010.