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Friday, February 13,2009

Auxiliary scholarships available for Junior Angus members

by WLJ
Applications for the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships are now available online. The postmark for applications is May 10, 2009. Interested Junior Angus members may download the application, access directions, frequently asked questions and general information by visiting: www.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Gelbvieh Association releases Winter 2009 Sire Summary

by WLJ
The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) recently announced that its 2009 Winter Sire Summary is available free online to seedstock and commercial producers. Go to www..

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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

Red Bluff, an overview

by WLJ
While the nation?s banking industry, auto industry, housing industry and just about everybody else is lined up asking the U.S. government to bail them out after years of bad business decisions, the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale was a shining example of how business in America should be conducted.

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Friday, February 13,2009

REPORTS

by WLJ
The sale that made Red Bluff famous held up its end this year in the face of a tough drought that has plagued the trade area and most of California for the past three years. The 68th version of this venerable sale turned in some absolutely solid results.

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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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