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The Kansas Livestock Association has been selected by the Kansas State University Livestock and Meat Industry Council to receive the 2019 Don L. Good Impact Award. The award will be presented Oct. 4 during the K-State Animal Sciences & Industry Family and Friends Reunion at the Stanley S…

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Why do we call substantial disasters “perfect” storms?

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Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Kenny Wadsworth is seeking information in connection to the recent theft of 24 heavy-bred Boer show nanny goats. They were stolen from a property in Midland County, April 8. Multiple fences were cut, and it is believed that the…

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The Census of Agriculture data recently released illustrates the important and positive role that the American public is playing in helping ranchers to restore bison to its native rangelands and pastures across the country, according to National Bison Association Executive Director Dave Carter.

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The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board has named Gregory Hanes of Colorado as their new chief executive officer, effective June 17.

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Sheep quality assurance and a large animal rescue demonstration highlight a broad array of topics at the New Mexico Indian Livestock Days, May 7 to 9, at the Route 66 Casino and Hotel, I-40 west of Albuquerque.

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As the nation’s cattle inventory continues its expansion, consumer demand is increasing at a steady clip, according to experts speaking at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in Fort Worth.

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Dave Allen and his trusty set of shearers have been together for 40 years, clipping sheep across America and pruning a tradition of hard work, dedication and a lot sheep. Allen, who lives near Byron, Oklahoma, says his family has had sheep since he was about 2 years old. The Allens were know…

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The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program, the oldest and best-recognized USDA Process Verified Program in the beef industry, recently added a new tagging option. Producers utilizing Red Angus genetics can now enroll their calves in the FCCP and Allied Access programs and purchase stan…

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There’s no doubt, cattle that earn the Certified Angus Beef brand or Prime grade also earn premiums. In 2017 alone, packers in a biannual survey reported paying cattle owners $75 million in grid premiums specifically for CAB.

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The annual grazing school held at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon is set for May 7, 8 and 9. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until May 1. Enrollment is limited to 45 persons.

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The National Pork Producers Council recently wrapped up its Spring Legislative Action Conference. More than 100 pork producers from across the United States gathered in Washington this week to meet with their representatives in Congress to discuss solutions for trade, animal disease prepared…

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Kansas Cattlemen's Association will host a regional cattlemen's meeting in Scranton, Kansas, to discuss industry topics on the evening of April 24 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Scranton Tavern. Kansas State University Research and Extension presentations will be provided by Dr…

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The Public Lands Council recently launched a formal Request for Proposals for projects designed to strengthen the long-term viability of the public lands ranching industry. Funded by the PLC Endowment Trust, the RFP provides financial support to projects addressing key issues across the fede…

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The American Lamb Board uses retail scanner data, market analysis, consumer research and foodservice menu studies to track sales and trends, plus identify opportunities. These resources play a critical role in how ALB has conducted its programming on behalf of the US lamb industry so that ev…

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USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Amanda De Jong on April 10 announced that effective immediately, emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program acres is approved in Iowa through May 14, 2019. The authorization was granted to address the impacts of the recent extreme …

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Simple steps to better soil health. Join the Natural Resource Conservation Service and NRCS soil scientists for a free soil health workshop and dinner. The workshop will explore how to manage your land for better soil health and healthy food. Speakers will discuss the soil and its biological…

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The National Pork Producers Council's board of directors announced its decision April 10 to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia. World Pork Expo, held each June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in…

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U.S. cattlemen and women have successfully improved beef quality during the last several decades, yet capturing widespread carcass data proves elusive. The most important traits are still among the most difficult to predict.

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The start of the growing season will be here soon and it is time to finish up grazing and forage plans for the upcoming year. Rangeland and pasture production in 2018 was very good with many areas of the state seeing production 10 to 30% above average. This, of course, was the result of abun…

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The egg has long been a symbol of new beginnings. Now eggs are celebrating a new chapter in our diet because the 2015 version of the Dietary Guidelines lifted the limit on dietary cholesterol.

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The Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Association and Nebraska Extension are hosting a lambing kidding school, Saturday April 13th, 10am at the Custer County Fairgrounds. The school consists of 6 presentations and a hands-on tour.

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The American Lamb Checkoff Program has positively contributed to American lamb demand and industry profits, according to the Texas A&M University 2019 report “Return on Investment in the American Lamb Checkoff Program” conducted by agricultural economists Gary Williams and Dan Hanselka.

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The University of Wyoming Extension is hosting an informational brucellosis meeting for producers 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 18, at the Big Horn County fair grounds in Basin.

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As of March 1, there were 74.3 million hogs and pigs on United States farms, up 2 percent from March 2018, but down slightly from Dec. 1, 2018, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published March 28 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Flood waters are receding, but the challenges in recovery for farmers and livestock producers are just beginning. That’s why Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, said producers should get out in their fields as soon as possible.