Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

Angus Names Allen Moczygemba CEO

Angus Names Allen Moczygemba CEO


Texas native to lead the nation’s largest beef breed organization. Allen Moczygemba, a native of San Antonio, Texas, is the new chief executive officer of the American Angus Association, effective Dec. 1, 2015.

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Commitment to excellence in herd health

Commitment to excellence in herd health

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Beef producers have many demands on their time and attention. One of those demands is to achieve excellent health for their herd.

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Senate sets debate on WOTUS rule

Senate sets debate on WOTUS rule

Philip Brasher


The Senate is set to debate a pair of measures to strike down the Obama administration’s new Clean Water Act rule re-defining the "waters of the United States" that the law regulates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell early Friday filed cloture on a bill (S 1140) that would require the administration to write a new WOTUS rule in consultation with state and local governments.

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Ranching the Changing Times: Learning the Practice of Holistic Management

Ranching the Changing Times: Learning the Practice of Holistic Management

University of Nebraska

The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) and Nebraska Extension are hosting Tony Malmberg, on a four day, eight stop traveling road show across Nebraska. Tony Malmberg is a third-generation rancher and the recipient of many honors from agricultural organizations, environmental and wildlife interests, including the National Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattlemen Beef Association.

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Chip Kemp joins American Simmental Association as Director of Member and Industry Relations

Chip Kemp joins American Simmental Association as Director of Member and Industry Relations


David "Chip" Kemp, an instructor for the Division of Animal Science at the University of Missouri (MU), has accepted a position as Director of Member and Industry Relations for the American Simmental Association (ASA). He will assume his ASA duties on November 2.

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Selection for Improved Feed Efficiency

Selection for Improved Feed Efficiency

A Steak in Genomics

Matt Spangler

In poultry, we have seen a 250% improvement in feed efficiency since 1957. We have dramatically improved the efficiency of gain in chickens. We have not made similar progress in beef cattle. How can we move the needle and start to make progress? First of all, how do we define feed efficiency?

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Purdue vet recommends cattle producers watch for signs of anaplasmosis

Purdue vet recommends cattle producers watch for signs of anaplasmosis

Emma Hopkins

AG Answers

Beef and dairy producers in Indiana should watch their herds carefully this fall for signs of the blood disease anaplasmosis, a Purdue animal health specialist says. The disease causes severe and potentially fatal anemia in cattle but poses no threat to humans.

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Panelists Share Advice on Feeding Risks

Panelists Share Advice on Feeding Risks

Steve Suther, Lyndee Stabel

Cattle Today

Risk in cattle feeding skyrocketed with costs and prices in recent years. Still volatile but not bullish, the market demands greater risk management than ever, according to panelists at the August Feeding Quality Forum (FQF) at La Vista, Neb., and Garden City, Kansas.

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The Cattle Cycle Revisited

The Cattle Cycle Revisited

Tim Petry

North Dakota State University

For many years, cattle producers experienced a somewhat predictable cattle cycle approximately 10 years in length. However, during the last 15 years, an abnormal number of outside events have caused the cycle to be less predictable and left producers wondering if the cattle cycle is relevant for planning purposes. The likely answer to that is yes, with particular emphasis on the next several years.

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