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ISSUE DATE: 11/03/2008

Purebred producers take commercial approach

Raising purebred cattle takes intense management, but the practices that work for them are more that of a commercial producer.

"We do it our way and it works for us, but not all purebred breeders would do it this way," said Ann Werner.

Jim and Ann Werner and their four grown children and families are all involved in the family's southern Iowa purebred Angus herd.


NEWS

2009 National Western 4-H Catch-A-Calf applicants wanted
AFR to host farm bill meeting
Ag students invited to tell story of animal agriculture
Allen Featherstone named interim head of K-State's department of agricultural economics
Alzheimer's disease- A growing concern for many
Area 4-H'ers collect H.U.G.S. to celebrate 4-H month
Beef Checkoff Modernization Act beneficial to producers
CAB scholarships reward industry leadership
Canning jars now in demand
Cattle industry opens nominations for 19th Annual Environmental Stewardship Award
CDA releases all trich quarantines
China pork buyers get firsthand look at U.S. pork industry
City trash plus farm leftovers may yield clean energy
Commodity Classic attendees will enjoy performances by two Grammy Award-Winning acts
COOL verification procedures discussed at OG&SP meeting
Deer hunters reminded to be aware of fever ticks when processing
Drought, urban growth continue to spur human-deer conflict in Texas
Economic climate pushes wheat acreage lower
Extension staffers earn national recognition
FAPC student wins honors during graduate research symposium
Farm Transitions workshops offer answers to life-changing quest
Feds propose working with New Mexico landowners
Grape and wine council to meet Nov. 6
Hard freeze could reduce row crop yields in some areas
IPSA goes 'Back to the Future' for 20th Annual Conference
K-State College of Agriculture training program selects new members
K-State engineer to talk to energy
K-State, Kansas Rural Center to host grant writing training
Lack of USDA facilities hampers Oregon ranchers
Laila Hajji named 2008-2009 National FFA Central Region Vice President
Maze offers fun for all ages
Minimal composting of beef cattle manure reduces antibiotic levels
Minn. farmers harvesting largest corn crop ever
NE Kansas Family Farmers and Ranchers Conference announced for Jan. 9
Now that's rural- Munson Angus Beef
OFB convention features discussion of renewable energy, taxes and rural roads
Oklahoma black bear population increasing
Oklahoma student achieves career success
ONEOK Energy Marketing makes $11,786 contribution to Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Oxford restaurant wins 6th annual IPPA Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest
Paola FFA has National Proficiency Award winner
Park named to Roy B. Davis endowed professorship
Paul Moya named 2008-2009 National FFA President
Phoenix students in FFA learning more than farming
Pilgrim's Pride at end of temporary credit line
Plan allows bison to migrate outside of Yellowstone
Predator Awareness Workshop slated for Nov. 6 in Sterling City
Preserving the Family Farm meeting Nov. 18
Retail food prices rise in third quarter
Riley Branch named 2008-2009 National FFA Western Region Vice President
Schafer praises Borlaug Institute project efforts in Guatemala
Seedling tree program begins Nov. 1
Smithfield Foods completes beef sale to JBS
Soils expert says biosolids stigma disappearing
Specialist gives tips on winter fertilization of tall fescue pasture
Strategies for successful biomass removal from forests
Study- Cattle fed distillers grains maintain flavor and tenderness of beef
Study finds link between farm subsidies, intake of sweets
The little bean that "could"
Things to remember when planting trees
Two Nebraskans to receive public service to agriculture awards Nov. 6
U.S. wheat a good buy in uncertain world market
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
USDA awards $1.3 billion in electric loans
USDA catfish purchase could help industry
USDA corrects October crop acreage estimates
USDA production forecast indicates stronger sorghum, DDGS exports
USDA releases cattle on feed numbers
Utah scientists to headline Tri-County Poisonous Plant Seminar Dec. 2
Vegas calling Griswold back to the NFR
Vermont tries to match up farmers with food buyers
Western Wisconsin farm turns manure into water
Wheat prices down amid credit meltdown, big crop
Wheat specialist gives guidelines for late planting and replanting
Whose water?
Wind energy economically feasible for Colorado livestock producers
Wolves attack livestock in southwestern Montana
Wyoming State 4-H Foundation provides $136,831 to counties

CROPS

2008 Kansas Soybean Yield Contest details announced
AFR to host farm bill meeting
Allen Featherstone named interim head of K-State's department of agricultural economics
Commodity Classic attendees will enjoy performances by two Grammy Award-Winning acts
Cool season grass fertility management- Part 1
Cool, rainy weather limits row crop harvesting
Cooler than average temps seen
Cotton in mostly good condition, harvest just starting
Dairy, grinding alfalfa moving steady
Economic climate pushes wheat acreage lower
Extension presents forage, tame pasture workshop
Fall armyworm Q&A
Farm Transitions workshops offer answers to life-changing quest
Feds propose working with New Mexico landowners
Grain bids close higher
Grain market close
Grape and wine council to meet Nov. 6
Hard freeze could reduce row crop yields in some areas
Harvest progress well behind schedule
IPSA goes 'Back to the Future' for 20th Annual Conference
Kansas Wheat Scoop- Wheat an important factor in the food and fuel equation
K-State, Kansas Rural Center to host grant writing training
Minn. farmers harvesting largest corn crop ever
Monsanto establishes graduate assistantship in plant breeding at Texas A&M
Most all hay selling steady, weather hurting some areas
Nebraska Soybean Board of Directors sets fall meeting
OFB convention features discussion of renewable energy, taxes and rural roads
Part 3- Precision farming myths
Part 4- Precision farming myths
Pecan harvest nearing in southern NM
Rain keeps fields wet
Rain limits field work
Rain, cool weather halts harvest
Range and pasture lacks moisture
Retail food prices rise in third quarter
Small grain planting halted by rains in some areas
Soils expert says biosolids stigma disappearing
Some rate adjustments may be in order
Specialist gives tips on winter fertilization of tall fescue pasture
Strategies for successful biomass removal from forests
Temperatures below freezing
The little bean that "could"
U.S. wheat a good buy in uncertain world market
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
USDA corrects October crop acreage estimates
USDA production forecast indicates stronger sorghum, DDGS exports
Wheat prices down amid credit meltdown, big crop
Wheat specialist gives guidelines for late planting and replanting
Whose water?

LIVESTOCK

2009 National Western 4-H Catch-A-Calf applicants wanted
Ada livestock sales report
AFR to host farm bill meeting
Ag students invited to tell story of animal agriculture
AHA year-end report shows demand up, efficiency proven
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Beef Checkoff Modernization Act beneficial to producers
CAB scholarships reward industry leadership
Cattle industry opens nominations for 19th Annual Environmental Stewardship Award
CDA releases all trich quarantines
China pork buyers get firsthand look at U.S. pork industry
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle sales
Cool season grass fertility management- Part 1
COOL verification procedures discussed at OG&SP meeting
Cool, rainy weather limits row crop harvesting
Cooler than average temps seen
Cotton in mostly good condition, harvest just starting
Dalhart livestock sales report
Deer hunters reminded to be aware of fever ticks when processing
Do pigs swim?
Dodge City livestock sales report
Ericson livestock sales report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Harvest progress well behind schedule
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock sales report
K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine hosts the Mid-Western Exotic Animal Medicine Conference
Lack of USDA facilities hampers Oregon ranchers
Longhorn calendar celebrates 30 years
McAlester livestock sales report
Minimal composting of beef cattle manure reduces antibiotic levels
Montanans can market beef as certified, natural
MSGA participates in NILE events
NAILE returns to Louisville for 35th year
NALF reminds seedstock producers to provide COOL affidavits
National Hereford Feedout proves Hereford efficiency
National Hereford feedout report
Newell sheep sales report
Now that's rural- Munson Angus Beef
Ogallala livestock sales
OKC West livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Oxford restaurant wins 6th annual IPPA Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest
Pilgrim's Pride at end of temporary credit line
Plan allows bison to migrate outside of Yellowstone
Planning underway for MSGA 125th Anniversary Celebration
Pork producers follow six ethical principles of production
Pratt 3 p.m cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Predator Awareness Workshop slated for Nov. 6 in Sterling City
Prevention is the key to scours
Protect cow herd from parasites
Purebred producers take commercial approach
Rain keeps fields wet
Rain limits field work
Rain, cool weather halts harvest
Range and pasture lacks moisture
Red Angus Association honors Colorado ranchers
Salina cattle sales report
Shipley joins ICA staff
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Small grain planting halted by rains in some areas
Smithfield Foods completes beef sale to JBS
South Central direct sheep
Special Limousin-influenced feeder-calf sales approach
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Statistical, medical analysis of BSE shows progress against disease, fallacy of overreliance on test
Study- Cattle fed distillers grains maintain flavor and tenderness of beef
Temperatures below freezing
Texhoma livestock sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
USDA releases cattle on feed numbers
West Plains regional cattle auction report
West Virginia broker sentenced in cattle scam
Wolves attack livestock in southwestern Montana
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle auction report
Wyoming elk study reignites controversy

EDITOR

Alaska's glaciers are growing
Get your sticker
I just wanted a s'more
The little bean that "could"

COLUMNS

1103 NP Casemower jml
Do pigs swim?
I just wanted a s'more
John Deere utility tractors
Just a scoop full
Onset Computer Corporation frost alarm system
Please keep your hands and feet inside the car until the ride has come to a complete stop
Technology aids precise application of inputs

MARKETS

Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle sales
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Ericson livestock sales report
Extension presents forage, tame pasture workshop
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock sales report
McAlester livestock sales report
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock sales
OKC West livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Rain limits field work
Range and pasture lacks moisture
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
South Central direct sheep
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Texhoma livestock sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
USDA releases cattle on feed numbers
West Plains regional cattle auction report
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle auction report

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

2009 National Western 4-H Catch-A-Calf applicants wanted
A chicken in the pot is always in good taste
Are roses a hassle to grow?
Area 4-H'ers collect H.U.G.S. to celebrate 4-H month
ONEOK Energy Marketing makes $11,786 contribution to Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Paola FFA has National Proficiency Award winner
Paul Moya named 2008-2009 National FFA President
Phoenix students in FFA learning more than farming
Riley Branch named 2008-2009 National FFA Western Region Vice President
Seedling tree program begins Nov. 1
Should we rinse off baby carrots before we eat them?
Tempe a true southwestern gem
Things to remember when planting trees
Tips to stay more positive
Vegas calling Griswold back to the NFR
What's your "go-to" recipe?
Winter preparations in the garden
Wyoming State 4-H Foundation provides $136,831 to counties

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