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ISSUE DATE: 12/08/2008

Shornhorn mutation was beginning of current genetic research

Shorthorn breeders were hit with a genetic defect after the turn of the millennium that has helped other breeds eradicate similar problems and has led to extensive research for identification of other genetic mutations.

In 2000, Tibial Hemimelia, a lethal genetic defect began showing up predominantly in Shorthorn cattle. The defect, carried as a recessive gene, causes multiple congenital defects according to Dr. Jon Beever at the University of Illinois.

"TH really came to the forefront in 2003, but was first described in Galloway cattle in the 1960s," said Dr. Beever.


NEWS

15th Annual Tulsa Farm Show--A salute to production agriculture
AgriLife Extension profitability conferences to address volatile markets
Arkansas River Compact Administration to meet Dec. 9 in Lamar, Colo.
Canada hauls U.S. to WTO over beef, pork rules
Chandler takes new leadership position with AgriLife Extension
Cuba names new ag minister in farming shake-up
Decommissioning old wells protects water quality
Economists- Credit will tighten for farmers
Falling prices allow sale of fuel without biofuel
Farm Bill Informational Meeting Dec. 17 in Hays
Farm income looks good but cost concerns emerging
Free trade with Colombia- Another tool to jump-start the U.S. economy
Harkin- USDA must help Agriprocessors providers
Honesty, integrity, commitment to the lives of youth hallmarks of Oklahoma State's Joe Hughes
IAEA wants more money for nuclear crop breeding
Kansas recommended as home of federal research lab to protect American food supply, agriculture econ
Kansas to host federal bio and agro-defense facility
K-State Farm and Ranch Day at Pratt Community College Jan. 6
Lawrence named to USDA advisory committee
Long-term real estate financing has advantages for farmers
Nebraska scientist sees role in selling biotechnology
New road signs denote Arroyo Colorado watershed
Pilgrim's Pride files for bankruptcy protection
Pilgrim's Pride receives third waiver from lenders
Plans underway for Mid America Farm Expo
Returning to the Farm workshop starts Dec. 5
RMFU re-elects president Kent Peppler
RMFU selects delegates to National Convention
Several tax options available for farmers for 2008 tax season
Shopping is dangerous
Short-line railroads get extended tax credits
South Dakotan elected head of women's farm group
Starving for access- ISU researcher studies food deserts in rural areas
Study highlights benefits of CRP, WRP
Tax tips offered to forest landowners
Texas A&M experts share desert technologies at Tunisian conferece
UNL Extension awards presented
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
What can you do during this economic crisis?

CROPS

Ag Profitability Conference to be Dec. 9 in Wichita
Ag-based entrepreneurs invited to western Kansas informational sessions
AgriLife Extension names vegetable specialist to assist commercial operations
Cereal Forages School planned for Hays, Hill City
Conference to present results of in-depth soybean research
Fall nitrogen applications
Meetings scheduled on oilseed crop opportunities for Texas growers
OSU Soil Judging Team sets sights on nationals
Some Nebraska farmers facing soil compaction problems
Soybean Association selects 2009 Young Leader
Soybean plant starts production Dec. 1
U.S. heading to deregulate corn for ethanol use
Workshop for prospective Hill Country wine-grape growers to be held in Fredericksburg

LIVESTOCK

10-time contestant, driven by 'love for the business
28 head of cattle found dead
4-State Beef Conference scheduled Jan. 14 and 15 in four locations
American Shorthorn Association elects new board
Angus breeders cooperation means test is near
Buffalo sold at annual state auction
Catlett to headline CSU Extension Ag Conference
Cattlemen's meeting to address production challenges
Center for Integrated Animal Genomics, Pfizer Animal Genetics to present seminar
Champions crowned at American Royal National Hereford Show
Charolais parade at American Royal
COAHS receives substantial gift
Country Natural Beef calls off vote on unionizing
Cow-Calf Symposium Dec. 9 in Russell
Elbert County team wins 85th National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
Farmers rally against U.S., South Korea free-trade deal
Feedyards see sharp decline in cattle
Florida students' hog apparently stolen, brutalized
International Livestock Congress-USA announces 2009 speakers and agenda
Juniors from York, Neb., exhibit purebred Shorthorn champions
Kerry O'Brien's cattle company speaks volumes on water quality
King elected American Hereford Association president
K-State Swine Day 2008- Hog prices may climb in 2009, but profitability still elusive
K-State to host second annual conference for llama, alpaca owners
Lawsuit accuses feed company of negligence
Limousin breeders bring 86 entries to Louisville
Marketing and producing natural beef meeting set Dec. 10
Mesa County Ranch quarantined following discovery of swine disease
Missouri Livestock Symposium features beef experts and more
National Purebred Shorthorn champions named at NAILE
Nationally known equine experts to highlight 2008 Missouri Livestock Symposium
NBA to inaugurate Jr. Bison Judging Contest Jan. 20
New findings have formed basis for development of rabies virus vaccines according to researchers
Public hearing to be held on controversial dairy labeling rules
Researcher tells K-State symposium BSE variant appears to be more virulent than classical form
S.D. Stockgrowers post brand questionnaire on website
Sale of Champions prices hold well at Louisville's North American International
Shorthorn mutation was beginning of current genetic research
ShorthornPlus Show growing in popularity
South Korea's major discount stores to sell U.S. beef
Speakers at 2008 Missouri Livestock Symposium to emphasize forages as key to profits
Stock dog training a featured topic at Missouri Livestock Symposium
Veterinarian, animal welfare expert speaks to researchers at K-State conference
Wolf pack to be eliminated

EDITOR

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Smell that money

COLUMNS

AGCO LT Series tractors, Tier III compliant
Bayer CropScience introduces new herbicides for 2009
Changing rural demographics call for changing customer service strategies
Company distributes animal syringes
Company markets fertilizer application equipment
Company offers UTVs, ATVs
Concrete, condos and consumers
Correction
Efficient fertilizer, application technologies enhance results
Efficient grain dryer can increase profits
FInding groundwater is simple with 3-D surveys
Firm changes name, location
For Sale By Owner marketing specific to farms, ranches
Furniture business is more than a name
Herbicide stops cedar, mesquite, yucca
Hudson purchases multi peril crop insurance business
Insurance company offers coverage for unwarranted animal cruelty
Insurance group educates livestock producers on new Rangeland Insurance
Irrigators find solution to equipment vandalism
Keep dystentery out of dairy this winter
Manufacturer introduces new livestock fountain
Multi-year data shows healthier hybrids
New corn hybrids now available for advanced insect protection insect protection in 2009
Pasture legumes add protein, nitrogen
Product helps Holstein beef qualify for center of the plate
Recreational real estate sales expand
Satellite system monitors for environmental compliance
Small town makes difference in service
Snow- Memories of an older child
Software aids in animal management
Structures firm expands operations
System simplifies grain handling
Tax planning company expands
Website offers expanded services

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock sales report
Alfalfa harvest wrapping up sixth cutting
Amarillo livestock sales
Arkansas livestock summary report
Clovis cattle sales report
Colorado livestock sales
Drier weather helps row crop harvest
Ericson livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Grain market close
Grains trade lower
Harvest nearing completion
Harvest nearly wrapped up
Hay trade remains steady
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales
Kansas hay moderate; alfalfa pellets still strong
Light precipitation in some areas does not slow harvest
McAlester livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Some parts of state still need moisture
Springfield dairy heifer sale
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Watertown cattle sales report
Weather allows harvest to finish
West Plains regional livestock sales
Wheat planting nears completion
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

Kokojan raises birds and bucks
NDA offers Nebraska holiday brochure
Oklahoma is the place to be for this outdoorsman
Oklahoma student wins spot on National FFA officer team
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Turkeys plentiful in Oklahoma
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