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The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across the United States and beyond.

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After soybeans are harvested, cows sometimes are put out on the residues to graze. Some bean residues are even baled. But how good is this feed? 

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The recent Kansas Livestock Association Convention marked the completion of the 14th year of the KLA Young Stockmen's Academy. To date, 280 young members have graduated through the program. YSA leadership training has seen its influence not only on the local level where YSA alumni are fulfil…

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Late fall is the time many cattle producers are weaning spring born calves and making selections for replacement females. Trying to decide if replacement heifers should be kept and, if so, the best way for making that decision was a recent discussion topic for Kansas State University Beef Ca…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, Dec. 10, and the report raised the forecast for 2019 total red meat and poultry production from November based on the current pace of beef, pork and broiler segments.

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The Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team recently won both the Stock Horse of Texas Collegiate World Championship and the SHTX Collegiate Reserve Championship at the 2019 Stock Horse of Texas Collegiate World Championships in Abilene. Texas Tech will be one of three teams representing the SHTX at the…

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Whether you call them wild pigs or feral hogs, they are no longer just a rural problem, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. 

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Margaret Guidry, 41, of Hext, Texas, was arrested Dec. 3 and is charged with third-degree felony theft of livestock. The arrest is the result of an investigation by Special Ranger Mike Barr of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.Barr was contacted by the Mason County Sherif…

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Six aspiring students can win $33,500 through the Colvin Scholarship Fund, developed in 1999 to honor the cofounder of the Certified Angus Beef brand. As Louis M. "Mick" Colvin retired after 21 years as executive director, these annual scholarships began as a way to carry on his legacy of ma…

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The American Royal Association is one step closer to its future home after recently acquiring 115 acres in Kansas City, Kansas. The Association’s vision is to be the national destination for the food and agriculture industry, the Epicenter of Agriculture—a vision that will elevate the presen…

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Helping with one of the livestock industry’s most critical programs and his outreach efforts on behalf of 4-H are some of the reasons a beef specialist has received the University of Wyoming Extension’s top honor.

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Area beef producers should make plans to attend the sixth annual Three-State Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 14 to 16, 2020, with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The Three-State Beef Conference is designed to give beef cattle producers and others in the beef industry a regular u…

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On a typical June day in Yellowstone, it’s not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley. The herds appear to aimlessly move back and forth through meadows threaded by a winding river, just passive figures in an idyllic scene. But, as it turns out, that’s far from the full…

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Disappointing cattle prices loom like storm clouds. A third of producers are losing money, while others get by with modest returns and worry about those thunderheads.

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The Red Angus Association of America remains deeply committed to the commercial cattle industry and is unwavering in the service its commercial marketing team provides to producers from coast to coast. Via a paid internship, RAAA provides a chance for enthusiastic, driven college students to…

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Members of the Kansas Livestock Association elected Wheaton cow-calf producer Harry Moser as president during the group's annual business meeting Dec. 6 in Wichita. The membership chose Jerry Kuckelman, a cattle feeder from Manhattan, as KLA president-elect. Moser and Kuckelman will lead the…

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The way we market fed cattle has changed. Better formula and grid-based pricing structures channeled greater returns to cattlemen, which led to higher quality in the American cow herd.

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For individuals that graze cattle, sheep, horses, goats or bale hay, understanding the nutrient content of your forage is important. Meeting the nutritional needs of livestock directly effects production and profitability.

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Zoetis, Parsippany, New Jersey, has expanded its portfolio of products and services for horses with the Stablelab hand-held, point-of-care diagnostic blood test, which provides veterinarians critical information related to equine inflammation in 10 minutes.

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Cow-calf producers, stocker operators and feedlot managers all have the same end goal in mind: Raise high quality beef profitably. Experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute say there are many ways that producers can do that successfully.

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Ted Alexander of Sun City has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes those who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife resources in their care. 

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Sutphin Cattle Company, out of Lamar, Colorado, will host the first ever bull sale at the 66th Annual 3i SHOW on March 21, 2020. at 1:30 p.m. in the Special Events Arena at the Western State Bank Expo Center. The sale will feature 30 two-year-old bulls from four different breeds including Ch…

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Robert McKnight Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, issued the following statement in response to the Japanese Diet’s final passage of a bilateral trade agreement with the United States:

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Animal care is always top-of-mind when it comes to beef farming and ranching, and thanks to that ongoing commitment, today more than 85% of the beef supply in the U.S. comes from a Beef Quality Assurance certified farmer or rancher.

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The Ranchland Trust of Kansas has been awarded the first ever Acres for America grant in Kansas by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Walmart. The $650,000 grant will be used to conserve the Ballet Ranch located in the Red Hills of Kansas.

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The Kansas Beef Council is providing support to a national beef video campaign this holiday season. Beef. It's What's For Dinner. is releasing a new beef drool log video that will add holiday flavor to workplaces, dinner parties or nights at home with the family.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced it is awarding more than $1.04 million to fund 2 pilot projects to control feral swine in Oklahoma and nine other states across the country.

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Thanks to an investigation by Special Rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Andre Demoine McKenzie, of La Grange, will spend the next six years in prison for cattle theft.

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More than 200 beef industry leaders from across the country descended on Manhattan, Kansas, on Nov. 22, for the first-ever CattleTrace Industry Symposium. CattleTrace is an industry-driven effort that started in Kansas, has expanded to multiple states and is focused on building a disease tra…

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Break out the hand warmers, wool socks and boot dryers—winter is here. Just as you adapt your winter routine to care for your herd, you should also adjust your routines in and around the parlor. Step into winter on the right foot and ensure udder health, production and operation efficiency d…

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The Kansas State University horse judging team captured a bit of history this fall when the squad won two of the most prestigious contests offered for collegiate competitors.