KLA Partnering on Kansas Cattle Traceability Project
Angus beef Bulletin Extra
The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is one of the key partners in a new cattle traceability pilot project. Cattle Trace will involve an end-to-end disease traceability system beginning with cow-calf producers and ending at the beef processing plant. A number of ranches, feedyards, auction markets and beef processing facilities have volunteered to cooperate on the project.
Drought takes toll on livestock industry
The lingering summer heat that continues to torture the parched Bell County soil has forced some local cattle ranchers to start thinning their herds. Costs have started to mount for producers as stock tanks are drying up and sufficient hay is hard to come by. “Hay is in short supply. No one made any hay this year. We’re using up all the corn shucks and whatever we can find to try to keep our cattle for a while,” local producer Robert Fleming of Fleming Grain & Cattle said.
Federal judge orders Trump to reinstate Obama’s Waters of the US rule
A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Thursday against the Trump administration for delaying the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule, dealing a setback to a key piece of President Trump’s deregulatory agenda.
The Real Reason Steakhouses Are Disappearing
There was a time that anyone wanting a special meal would head to a steakhouse. Anniversaries, promotions, birthdays, retirements and graduations were all celebrated in true American fashion: over a giant slab of meat. But the 21st century hasn’t been kind to the steakhouse, and across the country, they’re disappearing…
Is That Tree or Shrub Poisonous? What You Don’t Want Your Cattle to Eat
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
Poisonous trees and shrubs are responsible for considerable losses in livestock although producers are often somewhat familiar with their potential for harm. Wilted wild cherry tree leaves, hedge trimmings from Japanese Yew (Taxus species), acorns and buckeyes are common causes of illness and death in Kentucky cattle every year. The potential for poisoning depends on the availability, type and quantity of the toxin within the leaves, seeds and sometimes the bark of the tree or shrub.
European Court of Justice makes a bad decision on gene editing.
I’m not pulling punches here. The European Court of Justice recent ruling on gene editing technology is a mistake pure and simple. Swayed by the fear-mongering, anti-GMO crowd with little or no knowledge about how plant breeding really works, the court ruled that gene editing is a GMO.
OSU names new dean for College of Ag
A new dean is coming to the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences. The university on Tuesday named Alan Sams to lead the college, succeeding Dan Arp, who will retire at the end of August.