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ISSUE DATE: 10/12/2009

Hereford breeders believe in family

By Jennifer Bremer

Family roots run deep at GKB Cattle. Everyone is treated like family when they drive down the lane. Cow families are also important.

Gary and Kathy Buchholz both have a cattle background and feel that it is important to honor the cow families that have built their herd through the years.

"We truly believe in cow families here and probably have more 10- to 12-year old cows in our embryo program than we do younger cows," said Gary. "If they can do their job at that age, they are worth having around."

When selecting replacements in the Hereford herd, longevity is very important. Heifers are selected on individual phenotype, but genotype plays a big part in making sure they are the "keeping kind" also.

The Buchholzes run about 180 cows on their ranch just south of Dallas. That consists of 115 registered Herefords, 60 recipient cows carrying embryos from their elite cows, and a handful are a few Shorthorn cows they have left after selling most of the rest of that breed.


NEWS

AFBF: Free trade agreements would boost ag economy
Ag Day serves more than 2,200 hungry football fans
Agriculture community mourns loss of noted Texas A&M educator, scientist
Annie's Project welcomes farm and ranch women
Brownback secures funding to begin NBAF research at Kansas State University
Carver to share vision with AAW meeting attendees
CASNR Alumni Association presents awards
Conference offers climate change challenge
Cuba admits failure to pay farmers on time
DHS moves forward on NBAF in Kansas; selects construction manager
Extension award winners recognized at ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation
Farm Bureau strongly opposes Boxer-Kerry climate change bill
Gates, Vilsack eulogize Borlaug at memorial
House OKs 2010 spending for energy-water projects
Idaho cowboy ends 5-state trek with calluses, dog
KARL receives $10,000 Farm Credit grant
K-State teams with Nebraska, OSU, CSU to offer 2009 Ag Insurance Workshops
KSU students practice sustainable agriculture techniques at student farm
Markey honored for support of family farm agriculture
More Americans growing food on small 'hobby farms'
NBB testifies before U.S. House Committee
Nelson receives National Farmers Union "Golden Triangle" award
OFB president wants USDA to focus on rural America
Oklahoma residents get reliable, safe drinking water
Older, wiser, happier: K-State conference to offer tips on aging successfully
Professor receives UW Alumni Association service award
Rabobank Farm & Ranch Survey shows U.S. farm income down
Rural tourism class graduates
Savell appointed to Council of Agricultural Science and Technology
Scientist helps craft report on alternative fuels
Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack highlights healthcare disparities in rural America
South Dakota rancher uses lottery winnings to buy ranch land
Sustainable Ranching Workshop Oct. 27 in Crawford
Tarleton dean receives award
UN: Climate change impact on agriculture dire
UNT researcher studies how plants defend against stress
USDA designates 8 counties in Iowa as primary natural disaster areas
UW extension invites Park County residents to opinion-gathering dinner
Vilsack awards $1.4 million in grants to help small, socially disadvantaged ag producers
Vilsack names members to National Organic Standards Board
West Texas ranches struggle to stay afloat

CROPS

ACGA calls upon Congress to finish energy, climate bills
AFR calls for action on wheat investigation findings
Considerations for later planted wheat
Cool summer weather means fall harvest is behind normal
Coppock to step down as NAWG CEO
Culprit compounds that block beans' healthful iron probed
Engineers: Smart irrigation controllers not so smart
Fall applied atrazine
Iowa biodiesel leaders express need for workable RFS-2 Program to EPA officials
Is selling postharvest "trash" actually good farming?
ISU plant sciences director takes position at National Science Foundation
Kansas growers continue to meet customers' needs with record 2009 crop
McDonald's fries the holy grail for potato farmers
National Sorghum Producers Board elects new officers
NAWG launches new Wheatworld.org
Northwest Washington wheat growers seeking local market
OACD leaders praise congressional delegation support of voluntary water quality programs
Oilseed Commission election postponed
Part of historic southwest Wyoming ranch conserved
Rain prompting corn, sorghum kernels to sprout
Research shows subsurface drip irrigation can cut crop irrigation needs by 25 percent
State Ag Department recovers $1.2 million from oilseed company
Three more counties added to soybean rust list
USGC projects China's corn numbers down, U.S. DDGS exports up
Wheat test plot results
William D. Beavis named interim director of the Plant Sciences Institute at ISU
Yell County find brings soybean rust counties tally to 22

LIVESTOCK

Alabama dairy farmer promotes industry online
All-natural methods used for wool from UP sheep
Beef Quality Day scheduled in Oklahoma
Buffalo Feeders wins 2009 CAB Large Feedlot of the Year
Cattle on feed numbers released
CCA reps visit Washington
Deal would offer $350 million for struggling milk farmers
Dix honored at McPherson County Feeders
Entries being accepted for the 36th Annual Southeast Colorado Bull Test
Hereford breeders believe in family
Industry changes focus of Animal Manure Management Conference
Keys may unlock cellular doors to marbling mysteries
K-State students earn Cargill Graduate Fellowships in Meat Science
Large animal vet sees job challenges
Nebraska officials ask for help watching for TB
Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium convenes in Lincoln Nov. 21 to 23
Poland Angus Ranch to host judging contest
Purdue leading study of cows' gaseous emissions
Solvency of three South Dakota livestock auctions questioned
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association enjoys successful convention
South Dakota Stockgrowers proud to host J. Dudley Butler
Springtime sheep grazing helps control leafy spurge
Stockgrowers urge DHS to reconsider diagnostic laboratory move
Summer steak sales yield CAB record
Super-sized cows require appropriate management
Texas State Veterinarian to retire Dec. 31; Nationwide executive search to be conducted
U.S. beef gaining in popularity with Japanese consumers
UW Extension adds equine specialist for resident resource
UW ranch practicum generates characteristics of high-return rancher
Young livestock exhibitors rewarded with auction premiums, scholarships

EDITOR

Food fights
Local--a word worth saving
No one deserves a last dance

COLUMNS

In other agribusiness news...
Just a scoop full
KARL receives $10,000 grant
The soldier gives us more
Tonsager returns to his rural development roots
Two-section planter unveiled
Uncertain times
Video reports on traceability implementation

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Alfalfa harvest wrapping up fifth cutting
Alfalfa moving steady
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction
Corn market rallies
Corn moisture levels still high in many areas
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Faith livestock auction report
Freeze reported in some areas
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay prices remain steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation slows start of soybean harvest
Presho livestock auction
Rain again delays harvest
Rainfall slows harvest
Salina cattle auction report
Scattered showers hit much of state
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock auction report
Sugarbeet harvest above average
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Weather slows crop maturity
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat planting continues despite weather
Wide temperature swings seen across state
Winter wheat seeding 86% complete
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Black-tailed prairie dog habitat block-cleared
Field day to feature prescribed burn aftereffects on JA Ranch
Livestock can help rangelands recover from fires
Partnership promotes conservation through ranching
State hay directory still current for buyers, sellers
USDA begins issuing livestock forage disaster payments

FAMILY

2009 Christmas Card Contest kicks off
After marriage, dating still important
Annual turfgrass conference to focus on water conservation and fertilization
Borlaug Institute brings Junior Master Gardener program to Guatemalan orphanages
Cleveland 4-H teams win at State Fair
Cleveland County 4-H'er receives Record Book Achievement Award at State 4-H Roundup
Clover Classic Golf Tournament benefits 4-H program
Educating the next generation
Farmers' markets offering fresh fall foods, holiday and winter fares
Harrah 4-H member inducted into 2009 Hall of Fame
Hutchinson woman wins KWC Bread Basket honor
In the garden... attitude is everything
Knowing when to harvest enhances apple crop
Local-foods market faces growing pains
Meditation for 10-12-09
Miss Rodeo Kansas send off party Oct. 31
Noble Fir has plenty of space for family gatherings
October gardening items
Ornamentals to brighten the fall garden palette
Preventing cancer with your knife and fork
Winter squash is as versatile as zucchini but very different

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