High domestic meat demand is moving product just about as fast as United States producers can raise it, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist David Anderson. Anderson spoke about livestock trends during a June 6 webinar with cattlemen, hosted by the Extension service.
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Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, Indianapolis, Indiana, unveiled DuraCor herbicide as its newest anticipated broadleaf weed control product for pastures and rangeland. Pending Environmental Protection Agency registration, DuraCor will provide cattle producers a bro…
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to approve a proposed 2020 mountain lion season when it meets June 21 in Alma.
An auction has been set for June 27 for the Plainville Livestock Commission’s real estate, vehicles and equipment in attempts to recoup some of almost $14.5 million in debt the business owes in its bankruptcy.
The June 11 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed the effects of trade and weather on livestock in the United States.
Seventy youth and 75 horses descended on Las Cruces recently for the annual New Mexico State University 4-H Horse School.
Clayten Warren Smith, 36, of Stroud, surrendered to Creek County authorities May 31, after being charged with four counts of knowingly concealing stolen property. The charges are the result of an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier.
Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has started a course that it hopes will train students to meet a critical need for the state’s bustling feedlot industry.
April exports of U.S. beef and pork were lower than a year ago while U.S. lamb exports continued their upward trend, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
The Kansas Beef Council, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Association will host a special advanced beef cattle care and health training session featuring a calf necropsy. Rocky Top Limousin of Tonganoxie will host the training…
Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska will be hosting their 14th annual meeting and convention in Broken Bow, Nebraska, on June 21 starting at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Cobblestone Hotel.
Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman recently announced the creation of an International Grow Nebraska Agriculture trade team within NDA’s Ag Promotion and Development focus area. The team will be led by NDA Assistant Director Amelia Breinig.
The American Gelbvieh Association has announced it will relocate its headquarters office to Lincoln, Nebraska, according to a news release from the organization. This relocation is taking place this month.
Nearly 160 sheep producers from 42 states and four Canadian provinces took part in the latest webinar sponsored by the American Sheep Industry Association’s Let’s Grow Program.
Amid the recent trade wars and extreme weather that have put a real strain on farmers throughout the Midwest, AgTech Nexus will address how to increase profit-per-acre in the current climate. Taking place here in the heart of the Midwest on July 22 to 23 at The Standard Club and Whiskey Acre…
Early breeding allows lactating cows to be put on grass at peak quality and quantity when the nutritional need of cows is highest.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Briscoe County will present the Early Summer Rangeland Nutrition and Management program June 21 in Silverton.
Livestock producers who want to learn about optimizing forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend the Greenhorn Grazing series at the Iowa State University Davis County Extension Office this summer and fall. Iowa State Extension and Outreach beef…
On World Milk Day, June 1, and throughout the month of June, Dairy Farmers of America will help raise awareness and provide relief towards the summer nutrition gap felt by nearly 18 million students who rely on school lunch programs across the country—almost twice the population of New York …
The age-old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true for many animal health protocols, especially with some diseases being more difficult to treat than others.
Uncovering the mysteries of puberty in young female cattle has been the focal point of career research for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Gary Williams and Rodolfo Cardoso.
Recent groundbreaking ceremonies for Oklahoma State University’s new Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center heralded a new era for the university’s longstanding commitment to the animal agriculture industry and animal well-being in general.
Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, was named the recipient of the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis presented the award to Lenz, in partnership with American Horse Publications, during the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zoetis established and sponsors the annual Equine…
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a final rule amending the emergency release notification regulations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. The amendments clarify that reporting of air emissions from animal waste at farms is not…
The Israeli Dairy School will offer a Dairy Herd Management Seminar and Tour of Israel from Jan. 5 to 11, 2020. An opportunity to learn about the Israeli dairy industry’s success, the seminar offers American dairy farmers an introduction to Israel’s newest herd management technologies and da…
Indoor calf housing has grown in popularity, particularly in the Midwest where bitterly cold winters make feeding calves in hutches challenging. But building a new calf barn isn’t feasible for everyone.
The American Angus Association strives to provide opportunities and enrichment for the Angus breed, members of the Association and the community. This year, the association has brought on five interns from all over the country for positions in varying departments and entities of the Associat…
A large bison bull head mount installed recently in the Capitol office of Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-SD, recognizes the vital cultural, ecological and economic role that bison have played throughout North America.
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture recently announced two headline items for the 2019 Governor’s Agriculture Summit—a keynote address by Deputy U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky and Gov. Kristi Noem’s Next Generation of Agriculture panel.
Cargill’s animal nutrition business is expanding its voluntary recall of select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. This is an expansion of the recall initiated May 6, 2019, and is the result of Cargill’s internal investigation that identified additi…
Each segment in the beef chain has its own targets and goals for profitability and efficiency.
And yet, by working together there are parts in the chain that provide opportunities for all segments. And that’s the goal of the inaugural Cattle U, July 31 and Aug. 1, in Dodge City, Kansas. Identifying those parts of the chain and the profit opportunities they present for cattlemen and the rest of the chain is all part of the event. Cattle U will have breakout sessions focusing on the cow-calf, stocker and feedlot sectors, as well as general sessions that pertain to all three segments as well as a trade show with vendors from up and down the beef chain.
One of the confirmed speakers for Cattle U is Lorna Marshall, vice president of beef genetics for Select Sires, Plain City, Ohio. Marshall will speak in a breakout session on the topic of how commercial cattlemen can better use expected progeny differences in their breeding programs to improve their profitability.
Recent extreme weather conditions have impacted farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma and surrounding states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has disaster assistance programs available to help agricultural producers recover after natural disasters, including the recent floods and tornadoes.
Flies, especially horn flies, are starting to show up in significant numbers in some area beef herds according to Eldon Cole, a field specialist in livestock for University of Missouri Extension.
Scale-Tec, Ltd., Anamosa, Iowa, and Performance Livestock Analytics, Inc., Ames, Iowa, have announced an exclusive partnership with the launch of Scale-Tec’s new hardware platform, POINT. This scale display platform adds improved features to Performance Livestock Analytics’ Performance Beef …
The owners of the Plainville Livestock Commission in Rooks County, Kansas, are charged with carrying out a check-kiting scheme that cost banks millions of dollars, said U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister on May 30.
Travelling can be stressful experience—whether it be to a vacation spot or business destination. The stress of travel also extends to piglets, such as when they’re weaned from their mothers and transported to nursery barns.
Learning doesn’t stop because school’s out for summer. You can only learn so much in a classroom, but in a pasture, feedyard, meats lab or chef’s kitchen—that’s a whole new story.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted Texas’ motion for summary judgment and found the 2015 Waters of the United States rule to be invalid. The same court issued a preliminary injunction in September, but this latest ruling finds that the rule violated the federa…
A long-delayed spring grass-growing season with frequent rains didn’t give days for making hay. Regrowth season just ahead holds promise, says a University of Missouri forage specialist.
Michael L. Day has been selected to lead Kansas State University’s department of animal sciences and industry beginning Aug. 11.
A field and education tour targeting the invasive winter annual grasses medusahead and ventenata is June 18, in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
A Kansas State University range management specialist says the state’s landowners are approaching a key window of opportunity for controlling three woody brush species that are prevalent in the state’s pastures.
Iowa Beef Center’s Cow Systems Project, a research project to characterize three cow-calf production management systems across Iowa, will be the focus of a June 12 webinar sponsored by Iowa Farm Bureau.
A flood fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation to help cattle producers who have been affected by on-going statewide flooding in Oklahoma.
Need to get your Beef Quality Assurance certification or Beef Quality Assurance Transportation certification? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are offering two workshops on June 12 at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.