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Friday, January 30,2009

ICF generates funds for Iowa?s cattle industry

by WLJ
The 2009 Iowa Cattlemen?s Foundation (ICF) auction generated more than $31,000 during the Iowa Cattlemen?s Association (ICA) Annual Convention Jan. 6-7.

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Friday, January 30,2009

New Limousin EPDs available

by WLJ
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2009 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available on the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site (www.nalf.org). Users can employ the ?Sire Selector? tool to specify EPD-selection criteria in searching qualified U.

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Friday, January 30,2009

LMA?s actions help markets recover $1.43 million for unpaid livestock

by WLJ
Action authorized by Livestock Marketing Association?s (LMA) Executive Committee, including shouldering a major portion of the legal fees, has helped seven LMA member markets recover approximately $1.43 million from Agriprocessors, Inc., Postville, IA.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Keep herds healthy using active mineral supplementation

by WLJ
Dave and Greg Danker learned early on that developing an efficient breeding program wasn?t going to be a snap. ?Our early attempts at AI and estrus synchronization were pretty much a disaster,? Dave recalls. ?Our conception rates were far below what we wanted them to be.

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Friday, January 30,2009

MCHF to host benefit in Helena

by WLJ
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) will hold its third annual Trustees Gathering and Benefit in Helena, MT, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.

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Friday, January 30,2009

UNL offers beef profitability workshop in February

by WLJ
How a beef operation is managed can make a significant difference in how profitable it is. With so many variables to consider, such as feed and fuel costs and up-and-down markets, managing profitability and maintaining a healthy bottom line can present an ongoing challenge.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Beef Checkoff offers funding for South Dakota schools

by WLJ
The Beef Checkoff in South Dakota is supporting a new program designed to develop beef consumers for life by teaching teens how to cook beef while providing education on beef?s nutritional benefits. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is offering funding to schools across the state encouraging the use of beef in the classroom.

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Friday, January 30,2009

MSGA cautiously optimistic after wolf delisting announcement

by WLJ
Deputy secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett recently announced the removal of the western Great Lakes population and portions of the northern Rocky Mountain population of gray wolves from protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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Friday, January 30,2009

New sheep genomic tool released

by WLJ
A cutting-edge genomic resource is now available which will enhance research in sheep beyond anything that was dreamed possible just two years ago.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Study examines whether fish oil improves cattle fertility

by WLJ
USDA recently awarded University of Northern Colorado biologist Patrick Burns a $98,000 grant to study whether fish oil improves fertility, in cows. The two-year research project may also have implications on human health, fertility and treatment without side effects for conditions like arthritis.

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