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ISSUE DATE: 04/13/2009

Animal health technologies improve feedlot profitability

Feedlot operators regularly use new animal health technologies to keep their cattle healthy and comfortable, as well as improve performance and profitability.

Wisner, Neb., cattle feeder Tom Feller is no different. Feller has been feeding cattle for nearly 30 years and has seen several new technologies improve his business.

"When I first got into the business, (growth promoting) implants were just introduced," he said. "We didn't know if it was worth it and my dad was against it. I tried them and now we know it was worth the extra investment."


NEWS

AgrAbility Day at the Capitol successful
Bennet announces funding for key High Plains regional prioritie
Bennet pushes to quickly implement disaster aid programs in farm bill
Biden, Vilsack say stimulus will help rural areas
CSU College of Agricultural Sciences plans outreach visit to Lamar April 16
Disaster buy-in waiver extension for 2008 crops
Farm Bureau demands fairness for biofuels in carbon scoring
Feral hogs becoming public health issue
Flame Engineering, Inc. celebrates 50 years with the introduction of new torch kit
Golf cart rentals are approved transportation for the show
Internships offered for Texas college students
LEAD fellowship applications available for Group XXIX
NMSU's 19th environmental contest covers energy, environment, water
Program encourages area women-owned businesses to identify need, seek help
Students awarded at FAPC Research Symposium
Today's beef consumer identified
USDA extends sign-up date for DCP, ACRE
USDA retirees travel to Washington to advance key issues
Vilsack announces additional food aid

CROPS

Advancing wheat seed industry
AFBF: Slightly more soybean acres expected in 2009
As chemical industry struggles, seed units shine
Design important in planting trees, shrubs in windbreak
Election for Conservation District Board of Directors
Farmers come together to help friend in need
Freeze may adversely affect wheat crop
Give proper credit, eliminate unnecessary nutrient applications to save money
Good decisions necessary to profit from wheat foliar fungicides
Kansas farming communities targeted by trial attorneys for atrazine lawsuit
Kansas Water Authority to meet April 17
Producers should monitor wheat fields for freeze damage
Researchers to determine if aeration reduces compaction, runoff on no-till fields
Uvalde center's water conservation research may have national, international applications
Wheat Scoop: Winter storm aftermath felt in wheat country

LIVESTOCK

2009 Columbia National Show and Sale in June
AFBF: Antibiotics vital to animal health, food protection
Amarillo to host National Junior Limousin Show, All-American Limousin Futurity
Animal health technologies improve feedlot profitability
Auction Reports
Cattlemen respond to food safety legislation
Chick-selling hatcheries see demand fly
Commodity beef hit harder by economic downturn
E. coli vaccine approved for cattle
FDA rule poses problem for handling dead Missouri cows
Growing bison popularity for the birds, says national association
Horse slaughter riles, but may lack legs
Idaho lawmaker wants U.S. horse slaughterhouses
Journal rejects science used in suit
Kansas family done with dairying
K-State research shows potential in feeding cull cows
K-State veterinary researchers developing model
Livestock predators likely to be someone's pet dog
Manure management: More than just spreading
Missouri man charged in shooting of 29 cattle
New indictment filed in kosher slaughterhouse case
New sheep genomic tool released
NMSU's New Mexico Indian Livestock Days set for May 12 to 13 at Laguna
Northwest Iowa farmer scheduled for court
Pork for pigs creates a stink
Regional Limousin show entries due May 1
Restructuring the beef business program
Sale of Angus female helps students raise funds to compete in international contest
Samantha Schermer receives Junior Bronze and Silver pins
SD Stockgrowers announce "Just One Cow" fundraising challenge
Texas' recent snowstorm kills 3,500 cattle
Time is right to select fleeces for Sonora's wool show
USDA announces MILC payments on their way to dairy farmers
USDA expands imported fire ant quarantine area in Oklahoma

EDITOR

Modern prairie dog control methods needed
Reader urges producers to call legislators
Story told
While you weren't looking

COLUMNS

A steak into the future
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Merial, Newport Labs announce alliance
Portable cattle feeders
Product offers extended marketing window
Study shows economic impact of pharmaceutical technology
Supplement helps manage input costs
Website markets electric fence chargers
What will become of us?
Who is going to participate in the new ACRE program?

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Although slow, some classes have moderate demand
Amarillo cattle sales report
Another winterstorm hinders agriculture
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle sale
Dalhart cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain market close
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional livestock sales report
Lexington cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Moisture puts fieldwork behind schedule
Most hay classes selling steady
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala cattle sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Planting progress slow
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Pressure keeps bids slightly mixed
Producers continue to irrigate wheat fields in some areas
Recent moisture puts levels above normal
Salina livestock sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Snow makes it difficult for livestock care
Some wheat begins jointing stage
Spring fieldwork delayed
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Texhoma cattle sales report
Topsoil moisture levels rated very short to short
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains livestock sales
Winter conditions return
Woodward cattle sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Grazing School for Novices grows loyalty of past students
PLC, NCBA join with conservation groups to comment on USDA funding
UNL plans to roll out more buffalograss varieties

FAMILY

Damaged flowers means busy thrips
Dinner-tainment food & fun
Good mental health
It is strawberry time
Lincoln chef grabs top award at Nebraska Pork Producers 'Taste of Elegance' competition
Meditation for 4-13-09
Official MHSRA host facility announcement
Operation: Military Kids, 4-H to host military family appreciat
Order trees soon
Remove dead trees to prevent pine wilt's spread
Tips for freeze-damaged plants, trees
Water gardens quickly becoming a featured element in landscaping
Zielin has two sides

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