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ISSUE DATE: 02/11/2013

Controlling trichomoniasis

By Doug Rich

Even as states refine their trichomoniasis rules, the programs in place are doing a good job of controlling the disease.

Dr. Rod Hall, state veterinarian in Oklahoma, said 2.1 percent of the bulls tested in 2011 were positive for trichomoniasis. In 2012 only 1.4 percent of the bulls tested in Oklahoma were positive for the disease.

"It looks like we made a little bit of progress on educating producers and they are doing a better job of managing their herds," Hall said.

Similar results have been achieved in Texas, which started a mandatory trichomoniasis program in 2009 at the request of their livestock industry.

"Although we don't have a statistically valid sample of the population from before and now, all we can gauge it on are the bulls that being are tested and how many are positive," Dr. Andy Schwartz, executive assistant director of the Animal Health Commission in Texas, said. In the last 12 months they have tested nearly 25,000 bulls and only 433 were positive for the disease. That is about 1.7 percent of the tested bulls. Schwartz said the first year of the program nearly 3.5 percent of the bulls tested came back positive for trich.


NEWS

ARS scientists test improved stink bug trapping methods
CDA responds to new federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule
Celebrating 150 years as first land-grant institution begins Feb. 14
Colorado Farm Bureau president elected to national board
EPA comments on Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy
Extension to host rainwater harvesting workshop
Grange: Extension not enough, new farm bill needed
Groups launch agriculture workforce coalition to address labor needs
Legislation removes some uncertainty on estate taxes
Northwest Kansas rural housing project receives financing
Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'
Order Kansas Forest Service conservation trees now
Rural Development invests nearly half a billion to strengthen rural Kansas
Saxby Chambliss will not run for re-election in 2014
States get tougher on air standards
The Face of American Farming and Ranching
U.S. Postal Service to halt Saturday deliveries
Universities host international summit for hunger relief
USDA announces expansion of refinancing program for rural homeowners
USDA awards loans and grants to build rural, multi-family rental properties
USDA designates 597 counties in 2013 as disaster areas due to drought
USDA finalizes new microloan program
Vilsack designates 30 counties as primary natural disaster area for drought
Webinar to cover free trade business rules

CROPS

Beginning Farmer Workshop a success
Biodiesel production exceeded 1B gallons in 2012
Coffee Shop Meeting set for Feb. 20
CSU offers crop enterprise budgets
Department of Agriculture seeks nominees for Hall of Fame
Draining wetlands could cost producers USDA program benefits
Enrollment now open for OSU's grape management course
Expo talk will provide updates on sorghum herbicides
Extension to host Sprayer Calibration Workshop
Finney County Farm Bureau Association receives grant
Fruit, vegetable production workshops planned
Heuermann speakers to discuss 'Tomorrow's Table' Feb. 12
IPM specialist to provide updates for row crop production tool
Japanese beetles on the rise in Missouri
K-State's grain science department welcomes a piece of history
More corn and soybean acres expected in 2013
Nebraska Crop Budgets available
Nebraska Wheat Board announces February meeting
New Mexico Ag Expo seminar to cover rainwater harvesting
New Mexico Ag Expo set for Feb. 19 to 20
OFB leader re-elected to national board
OSU's pecan management course open to new and seasoned growers
Private pesticide applicator training in Springfield Feb. 21
Recent trends push Kansas farm cooperative equity levels to historic highs
Research shows lower nitrogen losses with perennial biofuel crops
Resistant weeds topic of management roundtable Feb. 12
Scientists develop new approach to formulating biopesticides
Soil tests essential for productive gardens, lawns and fields
Sorghum U to discuss new grain sorghum marketing opportunities in Nebraska
Soybean growers win conservation awards
Sprayer Calibration School set for Feb. 13
USDA studies confirm plant water demands shift with water availability
Waterhemp control requires change in mindset
Wheat leaders complete national leadership training programs

LIVESTOCK

American Shorthorn Association announces internships
Beef industry, consumers to be affected by cattle production decreases in 2013
Beef producers learn finer points of bull selection at workshop
Brangus Association announces new board members
CDA reminds cattle owners to test herds
Controlling trichomoniasis
County cattlemen's groups noted for membership success
Dell Allen to be honored at Feb. 28 Stockmen's Dinner
Foodservice distributors are an important part of Team Beef
Hereford show held at NWSS
I-29 Dairy Conference to feature David Okerlund
Iowa Beef Industry Council elects 2013 officers
Iowa Pork Producers select 2013 youth team
Iowa Pork Regional Conferences offer wealth of information
Iowan will lead farm policy discussions for NCBA
K-State to host 100th annual Cattlemen's Day March 1
'Let's best tell our story,' animal scientist says
MCA backs Blunt's quest for agriculture disaster relief
Meat prices expected to rise with feed costs, lower herd numbers
Member input needed during KLA legislative meeting
Missouri Steer Feedout sees record number of red-ink closeouts
National Western attendance declines
OPSU Bull Test ends
Panel discussion to focus on issues facing the beef industry
Rotary to host Chuckwagon Barbecue
Saddle up a Longhorn
Scott Daily to present colt starting demonstration
Sheep industry recognizes award recipients
Shorthorns name champions on the Hill at NWSS
Stock trailer to be given away
Take steps to prevent cattle theft
U.S. beef exports dip slightly
USMEF highlights export outlook, opportunities for 2013
Webinar to cover managing heat stress in cattle

EDITOR

Sequestration games
The Farmer Bowl

COLUMNS

Animal rights activist gives us the stage
Are direct payments here to stay in 2013?
Broad spectrum insecticide registered for use
Centrifuge cleans engine oil
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
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Kinze opens new Innovation Center, introduces new planter
McCarty Family earns 2013 Innovative Dairy Award
Reinke debuts Variable Rate Irrigation
'So God Made a Farmer' touched our soul

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter sales report
Humeston feeder cattle auction report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock market report
Mill Bar Angus sale report
Most hay steady, some areas see light test
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock feeder cattle auction
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Sigourney feeder cattle auction report
South Central direct sheep sales
Soybeans have double-digit gains
Springfield livestock market report
Texas Direct feeder cattle auction summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Entomologist to cover Insect Pest Management in hay
Seminar will discuss prairie dog control and the new rules on Rozal
Study shows Kansas cropland, pasture values higher than producer estimates

FAMILY

AgriLife Extension accepting applications for horticulture programs
Celebrate Bake for Family Fun Month in February
Cooking school will answer 'what's for supper?'
CSU Extension names new 4-H/youth development agent for Golden Plains
FFA Day at Western Farm Show raises awareness of careers and rural hunger
Healthy recipes for Lent
Historical data can help maximize lawn watering and conservation
Homey, contemporary describe American Beauty
Meal completers
Meditation
Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever raise over $10M for Kansas Upland Birds
Starting seeds indoors

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