Monthly Archives: January 2009

HSUS President says time is right for reforms

HSUS President says time is right for reforms

Dave Russell

Brownfield Network

With passage of Proposition 2 in California, which phases out the use of veal crates, gestation stalls and battery cages, still fresh in the minds of people, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is anxious to take their legislative agenda to the nation’s capital. HSUS President Wayne Pacelle believes that with the new Obama Administration and new Congress, the time is right for responsible reforms.

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Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle

Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle

Johnny Rossi, Extension Animal Scientist, University of Georgia

Mel Pence, Veterinary Field Investigator

Water is the most important nutrient for cattle. It accounts for 50 to 80 percent of an animal’s weight and is involved in every physiological process. Cattle cannot adapt to water restriction and feed intake greatly decreases if water is restricted. Water availability and quality can become a major issue during a drought. It is important to check water sources frequently for water availability and quality during a drought.

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean moves on to Iowa State

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean moves on to Iowa State

Kerstin Roan

Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Sharron Quisenberry has accepted the position of vice president for research and economic development at Iowa State effective April 1.

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Record Keeping Can Help Meet Challenges

Record Keeping Can Help Meet Challenges

Southern Livestock

Most cattle producers happily waved good-bye to 2008, while crossing their fingers that 2009 will be much better. Many are wrestling with challenging management decisions as a result of the profitability challenges they are facing. “Production costs were extremely high in 2008 and feeder cattle prices fell dramatically from summer to winter,” said Kenny Burdine, University of Kentucky livestock marketing specialist.

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BeefTalk: Know Your Environment Because Cows Depend On It

BeefTalk: Know Your Environment Because Cows Depend On It

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The challenges this winter have been many.

While morning coffee discussions are starting to focus on spring planting, the strain of the cold and snow remains. The challenges this winter have been many. Cows have had to be moved, the feeding season is long and the cost of feed is high.

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Wagyu Steak Gets Obama in Hot Water

Wagyu Steak Gets Obama in Hot Water

Hartley Engel

Associated Content

Wagyu steak was served at a “Stimulus Package” White House cocktail party hosted by President Obama last night, and, as a result, something of an uproar has ensued. Why? Perhaps the fact that Wagyu stWagyu Steak Gets Obama in Hot Water

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Identifying economically important traits in animal genomes

Identifying economically important traits in animal genomes

AG Professional

The livestock industry accounts for almost $100 billion of the annual agricultural gross domestic product. Scientists now believe a new tool, called a “snip chip,” may revolutionize the livestock industry and help farmers and ranchers produce even more.

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