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ISSUE DATE: 03/01/2010

Individual management improves quality

By Jennifer Bremer

A feedlot where every animal is treated equally and individually to reach its highest quality potential is what Tom Fanning wants at Buffalo Feeders.

Buffalo Feeders, LLC, a 30,000-head custom feed yard, is located just south of the Kansas line in northwest Oklahoma.

"One of the unique things we offer at Buffalo Feeders is individual animal identification and management," said Fanning, who is a partner and general manager of the feedlot. "This can mean as many as 80,000 cattle are individually cared for each year."


NEWS

"Farmers Feed U.S." builds consumer trust in ag through "free groceries"
Ag curriculum perfect fit for elementary school
Ag expertise needed to feed, fuel world's skyrocketing demands for food, energy
Alliance will improve maize harvests, livelihoods in Africa
Alltech Symposium focuses on bouncing back in 2010
Boswell meets with Iowa farmers, producers
Consumer group warns New York Times readers in HSUS ad
Cooling inflammation for healthier arteries
Correction on wind farm story
Election of S.D. ag secretary is proposed
EPA actions support viability, value of ethanol
EU approves modified maize, potato
Gov. Ritter announces disaster designation for several Colorado counties
Grant writing seminar for non-profits, rural projects set for March 12
Murphy continues to learn
National Weights and Measures Week is March 1 to 7
Native American farmers, ranchers demand fair settlement
NIAA addresses new traceability plan
Research team examines molecular basis of plant immune response
Rocky Mountain snow pack bad for Platte, but flood risk still high in eastern Nebraska
Texas free of drought for first time since 2007
UNL research focuses on mycobacterial diseases in humans, animals
Windbreaks reduce winter heating bills

CROPS

2009 distillers grains exports shatter previous record
Ag grant, loan applications due April 1
Biotechnology resource added to soybean checkoff website
'Bottle Sprayer' invention offers simple lab and field testing of insecticides
Checkoff-funded research demonstrates biodiesel's carbon-reducing potential
Commodity Classic sorghum session to highlight policy
Conservation groups coordinate efforts
Continued growth expected in seed treatment market
Crop rotation is vital to no-till success
Deadline approaching for specialty crops grants
Don't under-fertilize winter canola
EPA stops use of effective insecticide
Extension viticulture workshops inform prospective growers
FAPC highlights food and agricultural research during symposium
Financial assistance available for organic certification
First hollow stem decisions looming for Oklahoma wheat producers
First Texas viticulture certification program graduates get growing
Free Texas Watershed Steward training set March 25 in Boerne
Fungal fumes clear out crop pests
Grain sorghum production workshop set for March 9
Honey bee research and education center dedicated at Texas A&M
Learn more about corn's ability to improve human nutrition at 2010 conference
Lower Arkansas Watershed Association, NRCS host input forum
Mo. ranks in middle nationally for organic farms
NBB disappointed by delay in extending biodiesel tax incentive
Nemaha County soybean farmer appointed to serve on United Soybean Board
Non-glyphosate varieties increase in MU soybean trials
NRCS and organics
NRCS introduces its new air quality initiative
Pistachio workshop to address federal marketing order
Register now for the Ethanol 2010: Emerging Issues Forum
Researchers throw the book at sickening fungi
Soybean checkoff selects USSEC as international marketing contractor
Soybean checkoff supports biodiesel industry
State starts wine industry promotion
Texas Brigades summer camp registration begins
Texas Department of Agriculture seeks applications for specialty crop grants
Texas Peanut Producers Board elects four new directors
Tom Vilsack to speak at Commodity Classic
UNL organic workshops scheduled
USDA announces USB farmer-leader appointments
Weed Control Guide now available
Wheat groups advocate collaboration on variety development

LIVESTOCK

Animal science: Southeastern calves still improving
Arkansas Cow/Calf Conference planned
Attorney: Poultry companies turned watershed into mess
Cold-stressed calves ate more starter, kept growing
Congressional members, livestock groups hold briefings on antibiotics
Customer service drives new CAB-licensed feedlot
Despite recent dramatic growth, Missouri still has shortage of goats
Equine Well-Being Symposium planned March 10 to 12 in Manhattan
Herring elected president of CattleFax
Individual management improves quality
Masters of Beef Advocacy program continues to grow
Maximize immunity and minimize exposure to prevent scours in calves
Monett Beef Cattlemen's Conference set for March 2
MU partners to create National Swine Nutrition Guide
NDA encourages Nebraskans to apply for cost-share funding
Nebraska updating diversified livestock directory
Neglect charges dropped against cattleman
New watchdog website monitors HSUS
NMSU research helps beef producers keep up with industry trends
Officials plan directory update
Organization for Competitive Markets debunks American Meat Institute analysis
Producers can manage genetic defects in cattle
Ranch hand pleads guilty in cattle theft scheme
Schmidt awarded Snidow Award
SD farmer sues over failed expansion
SD, ND beef plants form partnership
South Dakota processor named bison association 'member of the year'
TAHC provides update on equine piroplasmosis disease investigation
Year-end export totals show positive trends for U.S. pork, beef

EDITOR

Farmers have a stake in health care debate
Getting things done
Reader questions corn figures
The burden of choice

COLUMNS

Can we stomach raw milk?
Conservation Reserve Program continues to be attractive option for many
Herbicides to control broadleaf, grass weeds in corn
House gnomes and fairies
I choose free country over city
Just a scoop full
Seed treatment now registered for cereals

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle sales report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ericson livestock sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids close day higher
Hay trade slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester livestock market report
Most hay classes selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock auction report
Salina cattle sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
South Dakota livestock sales
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joseph feeder pig auction
Texhoma livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa stockyards sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

BLM seeks comments on wild horse roundup
Forage plant wards off ruminant gastrointestinal nematode
Grazing another way to harvest remaining corn
New feral hog publications aim to help landowners thwart growing menace
Symposium to address pasture rejuvenation
USDA releases updated organic livestock/pasture rules

FAMILY

A change of pace this Lenten season
A is for Apple
Aim to improve eating habits, family meals
Cool weather helps organic farmers market
Elementary Education
Master Gardeners contribute to Extension
Meditation for 3-1-10
Modern Beekeeping Show set for March 5 to 6
Pruning roses
Santa Fe Extension sets fruit growers' workshop for March 3
Save money and grow your own
Spacious Galaxy has room for everyone
Tree care workshops focus on essentials for the green industry

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