The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.
Fed cattle trade started steady in the Corn Belt last week in a ull range of $129-131 dressed basis. Southern Plains traders were still a few dollars apart at midday last Thursday with trade expected to be no worse than steady with the prior week at $85 live. Packers were believed to be somewhat short
West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in seven more horses, including one in Franklin County, the first confirmed equine case in the county for 2009, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced last week. Two of the horses have been put down; the other five are recovering.
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHF WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2010 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. This year, MCHFWHC will honor those historical figures who have had an impact on Montanas western heritage in the years 1860 to 1940.
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced last week that nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers are being accepted through Oct. 5, 2009.
The pain of recent record losses in the U.S. cattle feeding industry will not diminish soon, but tightening supplies could lead to a modest rebound in late 2010, according to agricultural economist James Mintert.
The common tradition for weaning spring-born calves is to wait until late October and even early November. Most mature cows that have been feeding on adequate summer forages will be in very good body condition, despite the pressure of nursing a rapidly growing calf.
Children starting school are a lot like calves getting weaned. Each individual is different. For some, the experience is more stressful than for others, but careful preparation by their caretakers can help make the whole experience much more productive.