Bert L. Moore, PhD., Announced as Executive Secretary/Treasurer of American Shorthorn Association
During the 2008 ASA (American Shorthorn Association) Annual Banquet held in Louisville, KY, November 15, 2008 the ASA Board of Directors was proud to announce Bert L. Moore, PhD. as the new Executive Secretary/Treasurer for the association.
Election Reflections From The BEEF Quality Summit
At last week’s BEEF Quality Summit, Burton Eller and Terry Stokes from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) discussed the impacts of the election on issues relative to the beef industry. It was clear from an NCBA standpoint that the organization is making a very dedicated effort to be involved with the transition team, and ensuring cattlemen have a seat at the table.
Herefords Bring Premium at Annual Feeder Calf Sale
Buyers and sellers gathered for the largest offering yet at the annual Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program feeder calf sale Oct. 27, 2008. Ninety-six consignors sold 1,121 head of age, source and health-verified Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves in the program’s 10th year, earning sellers more than $29,000 in premiums.
According to a University of Tennessee analysis, the calves sold for $26 per head more than the average feeder calf in Tennessee that week.
Local Farms Kind to Cattle; Result is Excellent Product
At Seven Bridges Farm in Lima, customers appreciate having the chance to see up-close exactly how the cows and the pigs are treated.
“They eat really good food, grown here on this farm,” said customer Doug Volland. “They spend their life on this farm, and the end result is just good beef.”
Livestock shows will be streamed over Web
Some livestock shows from the North American International Livestock Exposition can be seen live at the NAILE Web site.
Purebred beef cattle shows will be streamed live on the Web through Friday. Sheep shows will also be available on the show’s Web site. Internet users may log onto the Expo’s Web site at http://www.livestock expo.org and click to open the live video streaming of a show in progress. Schedules are also listed on the site.
Agriculture still important industry
It may seem like all the farms in Rutherford County are being subdivided and turned into neighborhoods and shopping malls.
While growth has been tremendous in the county over the passed few decades, Rutherford County farmers still hold on to their roots and produce food for the nation.
With local farmer Donald Blankenship’s recent award of Tennessee’s Young Farmer of the Year, The Post presents the Top 10 (11, because it’s a nice round number) Rutherford County and Tennessee farm facts.
Impact Of Age & Source Verification & Vaccination On Montana Feeder Calf Value
Montana State University animal scientists analyzed data from the Superior Livestock Video Auction to determine if a premium was being paid for source and age verified feeder calves. They summarized data on 68,665 Montana calves marketed during June and July of 2007. Average sale weight of all calves was 584 lb, and average sale price was $1.17/lb with an average lot size of 116 calves. Less than one third (31%) of all calves sold were age and source verified. As expected the majority of the calves were steers (60%).