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Cattle producer record-keeping can be improved and simplified through the Redbook, a pocket-sized recordkeeping tool from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Made available yearly for more than three decades, NCBA’s 2020 edition helps cattle producers effectively and efficiently recor…

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Cowboys and cowgirls from Haywire Cattle Company of El Dorado won two events and placed in another to win the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo recently in Medicine Lodge. This is the second consecutive year Haywire has won the Kansas event. Haywire was the reserve champion team at the 2018 Wo…

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After nearly two years of planning, development and implementation of a cattle disease traceability infrastructure, CattleTrace is inviting all beef industry stakeholders to attend the first-ever CattleTrace Industry Symposium on Nov. 22, 2019, in Manhattan, Kansas, at the Kansas State Unive…

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In Iowa, horse ownership is big business, with nearly 55,000 horses, ponies, mules and donkeys on more than 9,000 farms. The state’s total annual sales of equine was $19.7 million, ranking Iowa 11th in the nation as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agr…

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In addition to learning to shear in a hands-on manner, the upcoming shearing schools offer teaching on equipment, animal welfare and staying in shape for the physically demanding task. Equipment is usually supplied, but students are encouraged to bring any equipment they have, as well.

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The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association and the Organization for Competitive Markets raised concerns Oct. 9 in a press release that the Kansas Livestock Association and the Kansas Beef Council have been “collecting and expending $10 million per year in violation of state and federal law.”

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The Kansas Beef Council recently hosted education and media training workshops for students enrolled in dietetic internship programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and Kansas State University in Manhattan. More than 30 dietetic interns and faculty members participa…

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Winter feeding of cattle is a necessary part of nearly all cow-calf operations. The feeding site is the area that a producer will feed the cattle regularly, providing hay and sometimes grain or other supplements to provide the nutrients cattle need.

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The New Civil Liberties Alliance recently filed a complaint with the District Court of Wyoming against the United States Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, as well as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and USDA Administrator for APHIS Kevin Shae.…

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National Pork Producers Council members attended a legislative fly-in during mid-September, and recently shared their thoughts on a variety of subjects.

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Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,3…

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The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,396 head of livestock. Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community se…

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Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,3…

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The Extreme Mustang Makeover is back in 2020 with an exciting tour lineup bringing the event to three cities across the United States, while continuing to deliver on its mission of finding homes for American mustangs.

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As of Sept. 1, there were 77.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2018, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2019, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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The 2019 Third Annual ABBA Bull Gain Test was recently concluded at Texana Feeders in Floresville, Texas, with a total of 47 purebred bulls from 18 breeders completing the 120-day test. All bulls were required to be registered with ABBA and have a current birth weight and birth weight expect…

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Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,3…

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The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,396 head of livestock. Kansas Junior Livestock Show winners earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA Th…

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Zinpro Corporation, the industry leader in performance trace mineral nutrition for livestock, poultry, aquaculture and companion animals, recently announced that the 2019 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship has been awarded to Tatum Odland, a University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine st…

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The 4S Goat Expo will offer a Seminar Show and Sale Oct. 5 and 6 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 5015 W Rodeo Road, North Platte, Nebraska. The seminar will start promptly at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5.

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This summer, in collaboration with the Kansas Livestock Association and the Kansas Beef Council, several Kansas State University veterinary medicine, and animal sciences and industry students traveled across the state to perform Beef Quality Assurance assessments at feedyards.

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From a beef packing plant fire to weather events and disease outbreaks that threaten herds, the livestock and poultry sectors of the United States agricultural economy have serious concerns that need to be addressed so that producers and the rural communities that rely on them can survive.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue called the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement “a particularly big win for our farmers and ranchers.”

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The 30th annual Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo will feature 12 teams Sept. 27 to 28 at Medicine Lodge. Working cowboys will compete in ranch bronc riding, calf branding, stray gathering, team penning and wild cow milking. The winner of this year's event will qualify for the 2019 World Champ…

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index finds that Iowans have a strong affinity for meat and dairy products with more than 9 in 10 (99 percent) saying their households eat meat, eggs or dairy at least weekly. Additionally, only a minority of Iowa grocery sho…