Daily Archives: August 10, 2011

Embryo transfer regulations cause discussion

Embryo transfer regulations cause discussion

Jennifer Carrico

High Plains Journal

Several Midwestern states have been discussing making changes in the regulations required to perform embryo transfer on beef animals.

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Two area producers implement changes to save feedlot cattle

Two area producers implement changes to save feedlot cattle

Tri State Livestock News

Every cattle producer would agree – it’s a terrible sight to see dead cattle. After losing cattle to extreme heat and humid conditions in 2007, two South Dakota feedlots implemented changes in hopes of preventing further death loss.

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Indiana Angus Association Donates $50,000 Gift to American Angus Foundation

Indiana Angus Association Donates $50,000 Gift to American Angus Foundation

In the December 2010 meeting of the Indiana Angus Association, the directors voted to donate $50,000 to the Angus Foundation to help support Angus youth during a future Indiana hosting of the National Junior Angus Show, a major event that attracts Angus youth and breed enthusiasts from across the country. The gift was recently presented to the Angus Foundation at the Indiana Angus Association Preview Show in Lebanon, Ind.

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Top 10 Strategies for Survival in the Forage Business

Top 10 Strategies for Survival in the Forage Business

Beef Today

Optimal forage production for either grazing or haying is rooted in some basic fundamentals. Larry Redmon, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, offers these 10 specific strategies to consider for your forage production system.

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Need for Efficiency is Crucial for Purebred Breeders

Need for Efficiency is Crucial for Purebred Breeders

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Efficiency. It’s a word we are hearing with greater frequency in our everyday lives as virtually every cost we encounter is increasing. Efficiency can be defined as the amount of a given resource we have needed to accomplish a given goal.

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USDA seeks comments on the proposed rule for Animal Disease Traceability

USDA seeks comments on the proposed rule for Animal Disease Traceability

TSCRA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a proposed rule Tuesday, Aug. 9 to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate when animal disease events take place.

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An Update on the Animal Disease Traceability Framework

An Update on the Animal Disease Traceability Framework

Dr. John R. Clifford, APHIS

On February 5, 2010, USDA announced a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States. The Secretary of Agriculture and other USDA officials launched a widespread listening tour in 2010 to hear comments, concerns, and to discuss potential solutions to create a program producers can feel comfortable supporting.

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