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Friday, January 30,2009

Prevent coccidiosis cases this winter

by WLJ
Coccidia are so common in the U.S. that they can be found in beef and dairy calves from operations of all sizes and in all seasons, including cold winter weather. This means almost all calves are vulnerable to the damaging effects of coccidiosis, especially when the stress of changing weather creates a higher risk for disease.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Economist predicts ethanol production will fall short of government mandate

by WLJ
Ethanol plant construction has come to a halt, but the mandates by government are not declining, which could mean prices could jump again. Producers should prepare for round two, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist said.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Hundreds attend R-CALF annual convention

by WLJ
More than 200 members and their families celebrated R-CALF USA?s 10th Annual Convention in Rapid City, SD, Jan. 23-24 at the Ramkota Hotel where it all started back in 1999. ?This year, everything was very focused on R- CALF itself,? said R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Preparing for a successful calving season

by WLJ
Proper planning prior to calving season can mean more live calves. Excessive losses can mean the difference between a year?s profit or loss for a beef producer. Before the calving season, it is a good time to put together the supplies and equipment that will be needed to assist heifers and cows that need help at calving time.

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Friday, January 30,2009

WCA/WSU Bull Test 80-day progress report

by WLJ
The 16th Annual Washington Cattleman?s Association (WCA) sponsored WCA/ Washinton State University (WSU) Bull Test has issued a progress report for the first 80-day test period of their 120-day feed test. The test is being conducted at the WSU Research Center at Prosser, WA.

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Friday, January 30,2009

ICA names Schooley as 2008 Hall of Fame inductee

by WLJ
The Iowa Cattlemen?s Association (ICA) is pleased to announce Phil Schooley as the 2008 ICA Hall of Fame Award recipient. This prestigious award is one of the highest honors that ICA can give one of its members.

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Friday, January 30,2009

NALF welcomes Garrick to member services post

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has a new member services specialist. Erin Garrick joined the staff Jan. 5. Her primary responsibilities will be genomicsoriented member services and animal recording.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Empowering, energizing youth a key NCBA accomplishment

by WLJ
Young cattlemen and women were motivated by the National Cattlemen?s Beef Association (NCBA) to get more involved in the cattle industry this year, according to the organization?s outgoing president.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Herefords bring premium at annual feeder calf sale

by WLJ
Buyers and sellers gathered for the largest offering yet at the annual Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program feeder calf sale Oct. 27, 2008. Ninety-six consignors sold 1,121 head of age-, source- and healthverified Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves in the program?s tenth year, earning sellers more than $29,000 in premiums.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Texas testing horses for contagious equine metritis

by WLJ
Texas is among 27 states tracing and testing horses that may have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. CEM can cause temporary infertility of horses.

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