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Friday, February 13,2009

Prescribed burn schools scheduled

by WLJ
The Prescribed Burn Task Force in west central Nebraska plans four prescribed burn schools to help landowners and managers to eliminate invasive plants, said Lara Fondow, Quail Forever wildlife biologist and task force president.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Oregon cattlemen seek applicants for young leader sponsorship

by WLJ
The Oregon Cattlemen?s Association (OCA) is seeking applications for an individual to attend the 2009 Young Cattlemen?s Conference May 28-June 4. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 to 50 and be an OCA and National Cattlemen?s Beef Association member.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Veterinarian to discuss WSU BVD project with ranchers

by WLJ
Dr. John Wentz , assistant professor in the Field Disease Investigative Unit of Washington State University?s (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, will review the first year?s findings of WSU?s Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) Control and Eradication Project during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.

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Friday, February 13,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Roland Ryan Lodge was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Caldwell, ID, and died Jan. 16, 2009, in Paradise Valley, AZ. As the youngest son of Norman C. and Mary Lodge, Roland lived in Caldwell and spent his summers working on the Lodge Ranch at Jordan Valley, OR. During his high school years, he was active in football.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Cattle feeding losses reflect changing times for industry

by WLJ
For feedlot operators, the final determination on whether 2008 will be classified as ?the worst year? or simply ?one of the worst years? could depend on whether they are still feeding cattle in 2009. The financial losses during the past year are welldocumented for feeders.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Bernalillo County Extension hosts livestock nutrition program

by WLJ
The key to a successful 4-H livestock project in the show ring begins now in the spring with the selection of the animal, learning the proper nutritional requirements, and learning how to manage the animal while it grows.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Ft. Worth Sale of Champions benefits youth exhibitors

by WLJ
Over $2 million was generated for Texas youth in the Junior Sale of Champions recently in the West Arena at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo (FWSS). A total of 278 steers, barrows, lambs and goats were purchased by area businesses and individuals for a total of $2,011,571.

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Friday, February 13,2009

EPA rejects animal rights groups? petition on predator control

by WLJ
The efforts by animal rights groups to eliminate the use of Sodium Cyanide used in M-44s and Compound 1080 (sodium flouroacetate) used in Livestock Protection Collars (LPC) has failed.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Shorthorn Association offers scholarships

by WLJ
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and the Shorthorn Foundation are now accepting applications for the scholarships available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJ- SA) members. AJSA members are eligible to apply for three different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C.

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Friday, February 13,2009

World facing serious shortage of large animal veterinarians

by WLJ
The U.S. is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation?s food supply and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State?s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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