Iowa Cattlemen’s Association hires new CEO
High Plains Journal
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association announced the hiring of Duane Gangwish as its new CEO. ICA President Kent Pruismann from Rock Valley said, "Duane joins ICA with a broad knowledge of the cattle industry, possessing a deep understanding of environmental issues." Gangwish replaces Bruce Berven, who is retiring after four years at the helm.
Farms with fences disappearing in Iowa
The Hawkeye Gazette
The farming landscape changes relentlessly in Iowa.
There are fewer and larger farms, bigger machines, fewer livestock operations, fewer fences.
Cattle Feeding Growth in the Corn Belt
Two analysts take a closer look at data that shows growth in cattle feeding in the Corn Belt. While the numbers indicate increases in cattle on feed in this region, it does not necessarily indicate that there will be a major shift in cattle feeding strongholds any time soon. But the growth could impact seasonal production and prices.
Seizing a ‘Golden Opportunity’
Cow-calf producers know that right is right and wrong is wrong when it comes to the welfare and husbandry of animals. This resonates well with the American public, Bernie Rollin relayed as he addressed 400 attendees, including 100-plus college students, at the sixth annual Cattleman’s Workshop in LaGrande, Ore.
Beef Cattle Reproduction Symposium
In response, the Beef Reproduction Task Force and the University of Tennessee are sponsoring the 2010 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle 5-6 August in Nashville, Tennessee.
Beef is the Worst – Why Put Oil on Your BBQ?
Red Green and Blue
Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.
It’s a glorious summer weekend, and folks all over are firing up their grills. But before you shop – today is World Environment Day, so maybe you should think twice about what you’re putting on the BBQ, especially after the devastation of the BP Gulf oil disaster.
Little weevils make big impact on alfalfa fields
High Plains Journal
Cattle production is big business in Nebraska. Pride in quality beef ownership is the No. 1 priority for Cow/Calf College program graduates, who know one in five pieces of beef eaten is from the great state of Nebraska. Each graduate is committed to the philosophy of becoming the best by building on new research.