Daily Archives: June 18, 2009

Video Feature: Extra Label Drug Use

Video Feature: Extra Label Drug Use

Dr. Ron Lemenager, Purdue University,  covers the topic of extra label use of prescription drugs for cattle. Included is when it is proper and when it is prohibited.

Angus announce Actions on Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM)(Curly Calf) and Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH)

Angus announce Actions on Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM)(Curly Calf)  and Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH)

Following nearly five days of careful and thoughtful deliberation regarding Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) and Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH), I am writing to inform you of our decisions regarding this important matter.

The American Angus Association has adopted a combined policy regarding both AM and NH. The combined policy does three things.

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Implications of Proposed Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Implications of Proposed Cap-and-Trade Legislation             

Dustin Oswald and Jon Biermacher

Noble Foundation

There has been substantial discussion and debate among lawmakers about the implementation of a cap-and-trade (CAT) policy as a means to mitigate the level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States.

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Beef production in an era of “highs” Do the old rules still apply?

Beef production in an era of "highs" Do the old rules still apply?

The Cattle Business Weekly

In a new era of higher prices and higher costs, do the old rules for beef production still apply? More specifically, does the economic situation alter the way beef cattle breeders should approach genetic selection? Those were the questions addressed by economist John Lawrence, during his presentation in early May at the 2009 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA.

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US Farm Groups Oppose Clean Water Legislation

US Farm Groups Oppose Clean Water Legislation


The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) are concerned that the Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA) would needlessly expand the federal reach of CWA and result in significant negative impacts on farmers, ranchers, local governments and local economies without improving protections of the nation’s critical water resources.

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Grassley hopes help will come for producers

Grassley hopes help will come for producers

Lynda Waddington

The Iowa Independent

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley still doesn’t hold much hope for passing production control or supply management legislation as a way of helping hard-hit agricultural sectors, but he remains optimistic that help will come in some form.

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GET IT Pushing Conventional Beef Production

GET IT Pushing Conventional Beef Production


The Growth Enhancement Technology Information Team – or GET IT – is launching a marketing campaign trumpeting the economic and environmental benefits of conventional beef production over those of grass-only or natural beef production systems. GET IT is made up of animal-health manufacturing executives who say the program will provide beef producers with facts about the eco-friendly and economical benefits of conventional beef production.

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