Daily Archives: March 16, 2006

New publication gives tips on grazing warm-season grasses

New publication gives tips on grazing warm-season grasses

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:24 PM CST
Tri-State Neighbor

BROOKINGS, S.D. – A new publication from South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension offers tips about grazing warm-season grasses.

SDSU Extension Fact Sheet 931, “Grazing Management for Warm-Season Grasses in Eastern South Dakota,” is available online at this link: http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/ articles/FS931.pdf. Or ask for it at your county Extension office.

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Vet’s Corner: Treatment for Mycoplasm bovis requires patience and persistence

Vet’s Corner: Treatment for Mycoplasm bovis requires patience and persistence

By David Barz, D.V.M., Northwest Vet Supply
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:24 PM CST

Over the last several years, we have seen an increase in Mycoplasm infections in cattle from this area. Not only has it been seen in feedlots, but it has moved into many beef breeding herds.

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Senate Ag Committee calls for changes at GIPSA

Senate Ag Committee calls for changes at GIPSA

Successful Farming
3/14/2006, 10:23 AM CST

A bipartisan group U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee members is charging USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration has failed to enforce anti-competition laws over the past decade. In a hearing late last week, they said GIPSA has demonstrated “a long history of incompetence” with its investigations and ignored auditors’ recommendations for improvements in the oversight of the Packers and Stockyards Act, which is supposed to ensure fair trade practices and competitive marketing conditions in livestock, meat and poultry markets.

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PERSERVING AGRICULTURE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

PERSERVING AGRICULTURE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

by MONTANA NEWS ASSOCIATION

By U.S. Senator Conrad Burns
March 15, 2006

Each year at this time, we as a nation take a moment to pause and reflect on the contributions made by those who produce the food and fiber this nation relies upon. National Agriculture Week is an opportunity to celebrate the value of agriculture in America. Spring is here and with it comes the hope of a plentiful year that will keep our farms and ranches operational.

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No big deal

No big deal

By Mark Harrison
The Times-Journal, Fort Payne, Alabama

Published March 15, 2006

The owner of a local stockyard said Tuesday he doesn’t believe the discovery of mad cow disease at a small cattle operation in Alabama will have a negative influence on the state’s cattle market.

On Monday, a case of mad cow disease was confirmed at a small cattle farm in Alabama, but state agriculture and health officials stressed that the infected cow posed no threat to humans or other animals.

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GG Genetics continues to breed for carcass traits

GG Genetics continues to breed for carcass traits

By Miranda Reiman, Freelance Writer
Tri State Neighbor
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:24 PM CST

Mason Fleenor learned early in his cattle career that raising quality beef pays.

“We have been breeding for carcass traits for a long time,” said the Ida Grove, Iowa, producer and owner of GG Genetics.

As early as 1986, he was using Angus genetics and paying attention to traits like marbling and ribeye area.

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Extra! Mad Cow Disease-A general explanation of BSE aimed at students

Extra! Mad Cow Disease

Wednesday, March 15, 2006; Posted: 5:47 p.m. EST (22:47 GMT)

(CNN Student News) — Use this explainer to help students understand mad cow disease, a topic relevant to today’s news.

(CNN Student News) — Use this explainer to help students understand mad cow disease, a topic relevant to today’s news.

What is it? “Mad cow” is the common name of a disease that affects cattle. It is known to the scientific community as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The disease attacks the cow’s nervous system. The animal’s resulting behavior gives the disease its common name: mad cow.

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