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ISSUE DATE: 02/09/2009

Vets hatch new attack on old disease

As the nation's people have become more mobile, so have the nation's cattle herds. Shipping cattle across state lines is a regular practice, particularly in times of short pastures.

This movement, while creating new economic opportunities for some producers, has created unintended consequences in increased animal disease outbreaks. One disease that has seen an uptick in recent years is trichomoniasis.

Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as trich, is a venereal disease of cattle caused by the protozoan parasite Trichomonas foetus. Spread through breeding, trich causes infertility, abortions and, occasionally, chronic uterine infection in dairy and beef cattle.


NEWS

2007 Census snaps a picture of Montana's agriculture
AFBF- Biofuels positioned to grow, but challenges loom
Ag Department makes biofuel blender pump guidelines permanent
Antique tractors, farm equipment on show at NM Ag Expo
Applications for Sam Noble Scholarships close Feb. 16
At National Farmers Convention '09, president addresses regulation, marketing together
Be good to your heart during American Heart Month
CDA Metrology Lab receives national recognition status
Earned Income Tax Credit available for low-wage earners
EQIP and WHIP cutoff dates extended to April 10
EU official- Europe must eventually accept biotech
Extension webcast offers overview of small wind turbines
Farmers to focus on property rights during 2009 legislative session
First national conference for small food manufacturers set for 2009
Free 'webinar' available for gasoline-dispensing facilities
Good agricultural practice overview to be presented at organic farming conference
Gov. Ritter announces $370,000 in energy grants
Gov. Ritter congratulates 2nd annual Excellence in Renewable Energy award winners
Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture explores timely topics
IFBF partners with other farm experts
Kansas market farmers to 'grow together' at state conference
KCA: Cloud, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, and Saline counties qualify for carbon offset credits
KFMA services available to all Kansas farmers, ranchers
KFU selects delegates to National Convention
K-State researchers say food-safety blogs are key way to reach new generation of food handlers
Master Farmer honors set for Feb. 7 in Jefferson City
MFBF supports bridge access bill
Missouri legislators develop ag blueprint
Moran renamed ranking minority member to agriculture subcommitt
New Mexico Ag Expo valuable to local ag industry
Nine sure ways to save money
NMSU to offer food processing safety training prior to organic farming conference
NRCS seeks comments on Wetlands Reserve
Oklahoman re-elected to American Farm Bureau board of directors
Paraplegic to give horsemanship workshop at NM Ag Expo
Personnel management conference scheduled for early March in Waxahachie
Ranching and farming with arthritis workshops in Worland, Riverton, Wheatland
Retail peanut butter still not affected by recalls
Retail peanut butter still safe
Roller coaster prices leave many farmer uneasy
Rural health issues targeted during KFU policy session
Sandhills RC&D releases Annual Report
Senate confirms Vilsack as secretary of agriculture
South Plains ag conference to explore wind energy
State science competition planned for Nebraska schools
Stock trailer to be given away at NM Ag Expo
SWA focuses on customer service during trying economic times
Take your pick: bottled or municipal water?
Texas AgriLife Extension Service names new Coke County agent
TPPB: Update on peanut butter salmonella issue
Two K-State students selected to attend USDA 2009 Ag Outlook Forum
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA Rural Development names Colorado Community Champion
USDA Rural Development offers grants
USDA seeks comments on farm bill programs
Wind pioneer wins Renew Rural Iowa award
Women Managing the Farm workshop Feb. 12 to 14

CROPS

After record 2008, grain exports face challenges in 2009
AgriLife Extension presents wine-grape grower workshop Feb. 25 in Pittsburg
Ballots in the mail to elect grain growers to commodity commissions
CCGA starts 2009 with an Annual Banquet and Meeting "Kernels of Truth"
Certified crop advisors' roles expanding in Oklahoma
Conferences will help farmers use no-till successfully
Crop profitability factors for 2009 to be discussed at program Feb. 12
DARCA sets annual convention in Pueblo
Dates set for Private Pesticide Applicator Training program
Feb. 10 meeting in Grand Island will focus on ag risk management
Feb. 11 meeting in Beatrice will focus on ag risk management
Food for Progress contributes $93 million in wheat to countries in need
High Plains Ag Lab annual research update Feb. 10
Kansas Farmers Union calls for change in sorghum check-off tax
Longtime Texas AgriLife Extension Service entomologist assumes state role
Manhattan-Ogden District wins Kansas Wheat "Make It 'Whole' " Recipe Contest
MGGA: Farm groups forge historic agreement with BNSF Railway
Nebraska Ethanol Board elects new officers
Nebraska Grape and Winery Board seeks grant proposals
New organic agriculture website features land-grant university research
No Till Notes: Importance of fertilizer placement in no-till corn
OSU to offer grape management course
Soybean Association sets legislative action priorities for 2009
Speakers confirmed for Ethanol 2009: Emerging Issues Forum
Sprayer Calibration and Technology School at Salina
Sprayer Calibration School set Feb. 17
Time to manage wheat crop
Unique OSU Roadside Vegetation Management Program honored for contributions to people, state
Workshops offer information on water and irrigation system management

LIVESTOCK

"River of Milk" mural installed at ISU Dairy Farm
2009 Iowa Pork Congress seminars designed to keep producers informed
Another Iowa slaughterhouse manager faces charges
Approval of beef checkoff dips slightly
Become a Master of Beef Advocacy
Bidder offers $40 million for slaughterhouse
Champions selected at Kansas Angus Futurity Junior Show
Cow skulls and dust: Drought grips Argentina
Equine Herpesvirus confirmed in Oklahoma
Former Iowa plant manager wants charges dismissed
Gelbvieh Profit Partners elects directors, leadership
ICF auction generates funds to support the future of Iowa's cattle industry
Instrument assessment of beef makes major strides in 10 years
Junior's exhibit Purebred Shorthorn champs at NWSS
K-State Swine Profitability Conference to feature special guest speaker
Limousin Herdsman's Award goes to Schilling
McGehee elected to ASI Executive Board
Methane recovery workshop Feb. 19 in York
Midland Bull Test reaches mid-way mark
Mile High Night Hereford Sale grosses $441,550
Nebraska Beef Ltd. sues Colorado firm over recalled beef
New beef program helps producers educate consumers
New youth representatives chosen at 2009 Iowa Pork Congress
NW Iowa man facing livestock neglect
One sick calf = less profitable pen
Pork producers sue EPA over new emissions rule
Pork Queen, Youth Ambassador contests highlight 2009 Iowa Pork Congress youth activitie
Proposed bill would create elected brand board
Starkey joins Texas Tech Animal and Food Sciences faculty
Stricter animal cruelty law heads to Arkansas Senate
Top Iowa pork producers to be honored by IPPA Jan. 28
Trial delayed in Iowa hog abuse case
Tri-County Cattle Risk Management team wins Superior Service Award
Veal the deal for 2009?
Vets hatch new attack on old disease
Videos provide insight into modern livestock operations
Wall joins the American Shorthorn Association staff
Wyoming rancher receives NACD/NRCS Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award

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COLUMNS

Company introduces new wider chute scales
Destron Fearing,a unit of Digital Angel Corporation, introduces CoolTags
Don't grease the squeaky wheel
First seed sales of dedicated energy crops begin
IGENITY introduces Curly Calf Syndrome analysis
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Monsanto is another step closer to releasing drought-tolerant
New paste enhances natural immunity in beef, dairy calves
Rural broadband is the next big thing
Sourcing agreement between John Deere, Liebherr signed
The Weather Channel offers new website for agriculture

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Below normal precip, cold temps increase supplemental feeding
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle sale
Dodge City cattle sales
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain bids lower
Grain market close
Hay trade slows
High Plains slaughter news
Higher than normal temps for January
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington livestock sales
McAlester livestock sales report
Mild temps give way to bitter cold in January
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction
Ogallala livestock sales
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Producers facing weather related challenges
Salina livestock auction report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Small grains improve with rain, but more moisture needed
Some hay sales remain steady, others at standsill
Springfield livestock sales
St. Onge livestock sales
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock sales
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains regional sales report
Winter storm brings mix of precipitation
Woodward livestock sales

RANGE

2008 grazing fee rates for Montana were higher

FAMILY

Cleveland County 4-H members win at District Speech Contest
Dates set for Dawes County Master Gardener Training Program
East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 5 at Overton
Fairview FFA finds success at goat, swine jackpots
How to prune
Justine 2 has perfect curb appeal
Maple syrup is much more than a pancake topping
Meditation for 2-9-09
Mom's mental health
Oklahoma Proven Plants released for 2009
Passion for Flavor
Publication helps food professionals understand why consumers crave beef
Small-acreage landowners invited to meet about organic horticulture
Want to be a Master Gardener? You only have one shot

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