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ISSUE DATE: 08/08/2011

Embryo transfer regulations cause discussion

By Jennifer Carrico

Several Midwestern states have been discussing making changes in the regulations required to perform embryo transfer on beef animals.

The current law in several states is that a person performing embryo transfer contract work must be a veterinarian, while other states have a certification process ET technicians must go through that allows non-veterinarians to do the work.

"We want cattle producers to be able to choose an embryo transfer technician to work on their cows who has the proper experience to get the job done correctly. Certification and qualification are two different things," said Tom Shipley, director of issues management and policy implementation for the Iowa Cattlemen's Association. "We want the best person to do the work. If that isn't a veterinarian, we still want veterinary supervision."

Shipley said ICA introduced House Bill 164 during last year's legislative session in hopes of getting any confusion resolved so producers could continue to have embryo work done as they have in the past.


Arthritis and Agriculture workshop is Aug. 31
Doug Rich awarded Master Writer
Extension to address effect of climate change on animal ag
Family honored with bequest to Kansas State
Farm Bureau opposes HSUS initiative petition
Farmers Feed Us plans special events
File AGI forms with IRS soon to maintain benefits
Get the most out of your charitable donation
Governor establishes Council of Economic Advisors
Governor suspends rules to aid in drought, tornado relief
Kansas posts fifth hottest July on record
K-State professor supports continued ag research funding
Rancher before Congress on USDA rule
Report confirms flaws in Chesapeake Bay analyses
Report losses to FSA
Rural Champions of Change meet in Washington


Ag groups urge Congress to reform CRP
AgriLife to host irrigation meetings in August
Canola growers gather and learn in Oklahoma
Conference features research on toxic fescue management
Corn and soybean consumption coming up short
Drought management seminar is Aug. 18
Extension seminars offered at Laramie County Fair
Farmers use high tunnel to grow produce
Field day will focus on bio-energy production
Hoffman Harvesting is here, there and everywhere
Hot wind does the trick for American Quality Harvesting
K-State offers ag events
K-State's Dryland Ag Day set for Aug. 17 in Tribune
Late-season crop training offered near Mead
Miseners cutting in South Dakota
More than 120 attend PREC field day
Producers consider abandoning acreage due to drought, heat
Program offers personal consultants for farmers
Roland harvesters get back on track
Specialists offer tips for no-till winter canola
UAPB Agriculture Field Day set for Aug. 11
Wheat leaders talk taxes, regulations at KAWG Annual Meeting
Wheat Planting Decision Meetings announced
Zeorians delayed by rain


4S Goat Expo set for October
Checkoff-funded program boosts beef demand
Cow/Calf Clinic to focus on drought outlook
CSU names new animal science head
Dairy industry makes strides in respiratory management
Drought can force livestock to eat poisonous plants
Drought increases interest in locating, transporting hay
Embryo transfer regulations cause discussion
Excessive heat takes toll on cattle
Feeder cattle marketing is forage marketing
Feeding for profitability
FHBF to host Ranch Horse competition
Flint Hills Beef Fest BBQ set for Aug. 19 and 20
Flint Hills Beef Fest celebrating 25th year
Flint Hills Beef Fest offers fun for the whole family
Flint Hills Beef Fest plans Ranch Rodeo
Gelbvieh breeders awarded for performance data
Genetics key to beef market premiums
Governor's Charity Steer Show is Aug. 13
Heat makes forage treacherous; Farmers working 'early shift'
Heifers on parade at Junior National Hereford Expo
High Plains Journal has LPC Awards covered
Iowa Beef Industry Council hires industry relations director
Keep birds out to help control feed costs
Keep livestock comfortable in high temps
Keeping cattle on feed
K-State Beef Conference set for Aug. 16
Minimize heat stress on livestock
More counties approved for CRP emergency haying, grazing
MU Commercial Agriculture plans beef tour
National Beef Cook-Off names category winners
New sheepherding guidelines issued
NMSU researchers study in utero calf development
Panhandle Research Feedlot to host Feedlot School
Preconditioning benefits buyers and sellers
Ranchers selling cattle because of drought
Red Angus juniors gather for Round-Up
Rural poll finds concern about animal welfare, doubt about new regulations
Students make connections through NMSU's dairy consortium
Study investigates greenhouse gas emissions from dairies
Tyson proceeds with $48M project at Iowa plant
Unique beef dishes featured at Cattle Crawl
Water consumption critical to beef cattle health, production


Bighorn debate extends beyond Idaho
Investing in conservation yields major dividends
Understand your customer
Unlike the days of yesteryear


Building winner announced
Database management for ag available
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Man versus mountain
Pfizer collaborates with Heifer International
Software helps farmers determine profitability
What are they smokin'?
Yamaha announces ACT scholarships


Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Continued heat benefits crop development and condition
Corn has plenty of support
Crop conditions continue to decline from heat, lack of moisture
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay demand good to very good in most areas
Heat stresses livestock and crops
High Plains slaughter news
Increase in topsoil moisture not enough to improve crops
Insects, drought damage crops
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Kansas hay moderate
Newell sheep sales report
No relief as triple digits and drought continue
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Precipitation continues to vary across state
Some crops abandoned
Springfield livestock auction report
Still hot and humid
Summer temperatures heat up across Wyoming
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Warm weather boosts crop progress
Warm weather reaches Montana
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report


Follow best practices for emergency haying, CRP grazing
Land board may increase grazing fees
Manage high-nitrate crops to minimize toxicity concerns
NDA offers Hay and Forage Hotline
Northern Rockies Ranch Practicum classes begin soon
Prairie restoration and organic farm tours set for Aug. 20
Some forages a high risk for livestock
Stockpiled pasture provides winter grazing


Be slow to mow in hot weather
Beef value is more than pounds
Conference promotes home garden water conservation
Drink plenty of water during heat waves
Enjoy a local farmers market
Extension, KFAC host gardening in-service
Field borders make excellent quail habitat
Freshen up happy hour
Gardening provides exercise
Manage midsummer lawn, garden problems
Meditation for 8-8-11
Nostalgic Summerfield 1 warm and open
OSU Extension offers Fall Vegetable Gardening seminar
Preparing for fall gardening
When is a pie crust not a pie crust?
Youth are 'drivers' of agriculture and focus of DRIVE magazine

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