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ISSUE DATE: 02/17/2014

Cattle movement causes trich-y problems

Moving cattle around the country has started to cause health problems, like trichomoniasis, that weren’t as much of a problem in the past, according to Iowa State University Extension veterinarian Grant Dewell.

“Historically, female cattle would stay on their ranch or origin until they were culled for slaughter. Now, it’s not uncommon for cows to change ownership two, three or even more times during their life,” he said. “Many of these cows are not only changing ranch of origin, but they are changing ZIP codes and states.”


NEWS

Assume the worst when it comes to climate change and population, King tells KFU audience
Bitterly cold temperatures are a reality check for the Show-Me State
Broadband Technology Fairs scheduled in March and April
Collaboration studies declining pronghorn population
Companies partner with states to conserve lesser prairie-chicken habitat
Extension bulletin examines coal impact, trends
Obama signs 'Swiss Army knife' farm bill
Peterson Farm Bros' optimism shines with home-spun videos
Sen. Moran's legislation to protect rural health services passes Senate
Sen. Moran's legislation to protect rural health services passes Senate
Western Farm Show 2014 exhibitors spotlight latest technology

CROPS

Candidacy petitions must be filed by April 15 for Nebraska Soybean Board election
College student leaders submit RFS comments to EPA
Conference looks at opportunities with small acreages
Crop Water Allocator Training and Sprayer, Nozzle Academy set Feb. 20
Diversifying with crop rotation
Drone on the range: Agricultural uses for drones endless
Emotion will be a factor in driving global economy
Ergot may cause forage and hay feeding issues
Extension to host Sprayer Calibration Workshop Feb. 27
Farm business management workshop to focus on farming smarter, not harder
Fruit, vegetable production workshops planned in KC area
Jason Scott elected USW secretary-treasurer
Kansas Grape and Wine Industry Advisory sub-committee meeting rescheduled
Kansas Soybean Commission to meet March 13
KDA, USDA publish custom rates report
K-State boosts weather data collection, climate service, and outreach efforts
K-State Research and Extension events planned
Montana hail program pays out record amount
National Sunflower Association seeks nominations for Gold Award
Nebraska publishes crop budgets for 2014
Oklahoma wheat growers gather in El Reno
Pampering Anjou pears: ARS studies explore storage ideas
Pesky Palmer pigweed proliferates
Popping the cork on a state wine
Prescribed Burning Workshop planned in Aurora
Seed drill calibration important for planting cover crops, forage legumes
Soybean growers urge EPA to maintain biodiesel's progress in Renewable Fuel Standard
Surviving the cold
Texhoma farmers hear about U.S. cotton concerns at Red River Crops Conference
USB helps commercialize 38 new soy-based products
USDA research may help cotton growers cut back on insecticide use

LIVESTOCK

AAEP applaudes passage of Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act in U.S. Senate
Beef Industry Scan provides insight and research to checkoff programs
Carefully considering your next herd bull
Cattle movement causes trich-y problems
CattleFax projections include improved weather conditions, record prices
Cattlemen applaud Kansas attorney general for standing up to EPA
Chain Ranch wins champion Commercial Heifer honors at National Western Stock Show
Consider curcumin for joint inflammation
Cornhusker Economics Outlook meetings to be in March
Details on dairy farm bill explained at dairy profit seminars, Feb. 24-28
Federation of State Beef Councils sets course at 2014 Cattle Industry Convention
Frank and Sims Price Ranch earns NCF Environmental Stewardship Award
Free online Beef Quality Assurance certification offered
Gray County Ag Conference set Feb. 26 in Pampa
ISU Animal Industry Report now available online
Joan Hemsted named Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year
Kansas Sheep Association accepting applications for starter flock program
KDA announces new requirements for shipping non-commercial hogs to Texas
MU Extension offers 'Supervisory Certificate Series' in Branson
NASS sheep inventory report published
Researchers study myelin to help improve piglet survival
Sedgwick County 4-H Meat and Livestock Skillathon teams have successful year
Sheep industry honorees recognized at convention
Show-Me-Select heifer meeting Feb. 19 in Mt. Vernon
Soil chemistry, soil health topic of Feb. 17 Extension program in Hartville
Stone County Livestock and Forage Conference scheduled for Feb. 20 in Crane
Top tie-down roper takes home 2013 Remuda Roulette grand prize
USJersey seeks creative people for sustainability project
USMEF's Seng looks at global competition
Ward, Wixom elected to ASI executive board
Water-monitoring stations set up by Big Creek research team
What's changing in the beef industry?
What's on the consumer's mind?
Windy start to 2014 brings wind chills; weather challenges livestock producers
Windy start to 2014 brings wind chills; weather challenges livestock producers

EDITOR

PILT payoff
Reader expresses concern about USDA plan to import Brazilian beef
Resilience and resolve
Video helps debunk common myths about growing food

COLUMNS

Be aggressive but don't lose track of reality
Companies collaborate to help farmers with data
Farm reporters need counter cyclical payments
Independent seed firm adds corn hybrids
Innovative delivery system ups planting speed
'Leaders of In-Furrow Technology' initiative launched
Show pigs collide with commercial pigs
We should see other seasons

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock sales summary
Colorado feeder cattle sales summary
Denison livestock auction report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Dunlap feeder cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade, movement remain slow
High Plains direct slaughter cattle sales
Joplin livestock auction report
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock auction report
McAlester livestock market report
Most hay selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Soybeans, wheat see modest gains
Springfield livestock market report
Texas weekly direct cattle summary
Tulsa livestock sales report
Woodward livestock sales report

RANGE

KFAC, KFB extend deadline for Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops

FAMILY

Connect a classroom to Kansas agriculture; attend summer institute
Debate continues over 'disease' label
Extension to host 'Know Your Credit' program
Free horticulture seminars at OSU Extension
Health & Safety Roundup: Bring the entire family
Helpful household tips
KPTS announces Young Authors Contest
Leaders convene for Renewable Energy Roundtable in Garden City
Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA funds breast cancer research
Meditation
National Bison Association Jr. Judging Contest winners announced
National FFA Organization, National FFA Foundation consolidate leadership
Nebraska LEAD 32 travels to Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic
Quick bread creations
Regent bright, full of natural light
SBA launches 2014 Emerging Leaders Initiative
Think 30-40-30 for your tax refund
UNL ARD's 'Big Idea Seminars' start in 2014 with Science Literacy presentation
Women in Agriculture Conference to celebrate 100 years of Extension

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