Daily Archives: March 11, 2011

Committee presses Vilsack on proposed cuts

Committee presses Vilsack on proposed cuts

Jerry Hagstrom

AGWeek

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack came under pressure from the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee March 1 to be more specific about the impact that proposed Republican budget cuts and a possible government shutdown would have on USDA’s food safety inspections and what the loss of earmarks will mean for agricultural research.

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Droughts Cut Cow Numbers by 80%

Droughts Cut Cow Numbers by 80%

Del Deterling

DTN

Ranching in south Texas can make for a lot of uncertainty. Just ask James McAllen Jr., manager of the 200-year-old McAllen Ranch, headquartered at Linn, north of Edinburg.

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Kansas quickly becoming animal health, job hub

Kansas quickly becoming animal health, job hub

The Cattle Business Weekly

A new high-speed lane will be built along the region’s Animal Health Corridor thanks to a $1 million investment by the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA).

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South Dakota: SDSU Jackrabbit Classic celebrates kids, cattle

South Dakota: SDSU Jackrabbit Classic celebrates kids, cattle

Amanda Radke

Tri State Livestock News

Despite the cold and wind, a record number of kids and cattle showed up to take part in the 2011 SDSU AGR Steer Show/Jackrabbit Classic, hosted by the AGR fraternity and SDSU’s Block and Bridle club. The event was held at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD on Feb. 26-27, 2011, in a show that is quickly become a premier event for youth showmen.

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BeefTalk: Get Those Bulls in Shape Now

BeefTalk: Get Those Bulls in Shape Now

Kris Ringwall: Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The bull pen can be that behind-the-barn pen that is forgotten as calving gets under way. A careful eye is scanned over the cows from sunrise to sunrise, but the bulls may just be fed. In fact, they may be watching us more than we are watching them.

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Texas Farmers Fed Up With Anti-Agriculture Attacks

Texas Farmers Fed Up With Anti-Agriculture Attacks

Hanna Raskin

Dallas Observer

Texas farmers worry non-farmers misunderstand them, but a new website designed to address the problem suggests the cultural confusion may cut both ways.

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Is Nitrogen The New Carbon? Calculate Your N-Print

Is Nitrogen The New Carbon? Calculate Your N-Print

WUSA9

You may know your carbon footprint, but do you know your nitrogen footprint?

Researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland have developed an online calculator to figure it out.

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Cold, Wet Weather Hurts Mid-Missouri Cattle

Cold, Wet Weather Hurts Mid-Missouri Cattle

KOMU

Local cattle ranchers said Thursday they are concerned about the cold and wet fields. Right now is the calving season, and they said the water and mud could hurt their young cows.

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Higher demand behind new high for cattle

Higher demand behind new high for cattle

Dan Piller

DesMoines Register

Prices for cattle hit record highs Wednesday, setting the stage for more spikes at supermarkets.

"These are historic times in cattle, enjoy them!" cattle trader Jeff French of Top Third Marketing of Chicago wrote in a note to investors.

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More animal abuse charges filed against Leachman

More animal abuse charges filed against Leachman

NewsOK

Two more misdemeanor counts of animal abuse have been filed against a Billings man who authorities say left some 700 horses without food at a ranch east of Billings.

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