GELBVIEH FEEDER CALVES TOP VIDEO MARKET

A set of Angus-Gelbvieh cross feeder steers topped the market at the Superior Livestock Video Royale XVII Sale held July 27-31 in Winnemucca, Nev.

9 Sep 2009, 3:08 pm | click here to view more

IT’S THE PITTS – SPEED BUMPS

If you asked most auctioneers I think they’d agree that momentum is what makes auctions the best way to sell darn close anything.

9 Sep 2009, 3:07 pm | click here to view more

HUNTIN’ DAYLIGHT — TURN THE TABLES OF ACTIVISM

“In a world of seven billion people and expanding, where malnutrition, hunger or outright famine are commonplace, it’s dumbfounding that Time magazine would take one of the great American success stories — the efficient agricultural production of an abundant variety of healthy, safe and affordable foods for consumers in the U.S. and throughout the world — and turn it into an unrecognizable story of exploitation, manipulation and greed,” wrote J. Patrick Boyle, president and CEO of the American Meat Federation.

8 Sep 2009, 3:39 pm | click here to view more

NATIONAL JUNIOR BRANGUS SHOW HELD IN LOUISIANA

More than 100 junior Brangus breeders and their families hauled to West Monroe, La., making the 27th Annual National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) one of the biggest and best yet.

8 Sep 2009, 3:38 pm | click here to view more

NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN TO HOLD REGION 5 ROUNDUP IN ORD

Nebraska Cattlemen has scheduled its Region 5 Roundup for September 22 at the Valley County Fairgrounds at Ord. Nebraska Cattlemen members and non-members are invited to attend the event that will start at noon with registration, lunch and a trade show.

31 Aug 2009, 3:02 pm | click here to view more

OCTOBER 8-10 INTERNATIONAL AG SHOW TO HAVE NUMEROUS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The International Farm and Ranch Show to be held October 8-10 at the Freeman Coliseum and surrounding grounds northeast of downtown San Antonio will have a variety of educational offerings for visitors, according to show coordinators.

3 Sep 2009, 3:59 pm | click here to view more

STEVE MCPHERSON ATTENDS 2009 BEEF LEADERS INSTITUTE

Steve McPherson, Triple Tree Farm, Snow Camp, N.C., was one of 20 young members of the American Angus Association® selected to participate in the 2009 class of the Beef Leaders Institute, May 31-June 3.

27 Aug 2009, 3:55 pm | click here to view more

GOLD STANDARD LABS OPENS NEW FACILITY IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY

Gold Standard Labs, the leading private diagnostic laboratory for testing cattle to detect those persistently infected (PI) with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) virus, opened its fifth facility – this one located in Bowling Green, Ky.

27 Aug 2009, 3:55 pm | click here to view more

ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS

Most of us know someone who manages fewer than 15 head of registered Angus cows. We also have friends and colleagues who possess hundreds or even thousands of purebred Angus cattle.

26 Aug 2009, 3:11 pm | click here to view more

STARCH IS KEY IN THE LIFE OF CATTLE

Producers aiming for high-quality beef, take note: starch is a key at every step in the life of cattle.

26 Aug 2009, 3:10 pm | click here to view more

Community Foundation announces new director

Glenn Williams of Berryville has begun a two-year term as executive director of the Carroll County Community Foundation, and Sharon Spurlin of Berryville has moved from the executive director…

25 Sep 2009, 1:12 pm | click here to view more

SALACOA VALLEY PREPARES FOR SEPTEMBER BULL SALE

The Salacoa Valley Farms crew has moved into high gear in planning for the September 26, 2009 BULL SALE at the Calhoun Stockyards Facility, Calhoun, Ga.

25 Aug 2009, 4:14 pm | click here to view more

Sedgemoor dairy trade reaches 2000gns

Saturday’s sale of dairy cattle at Sedgemoor saw a top call of 2000gns paid for Holstein second calver Lilylane Lheros Nora 15 from A J Bennett and Sons. This price tage was matched by a fresh calved heifer from R J Goss and Sons, Posh Leader Clover.

21 Sep 2009, 9:34 am | click here to view more

MICRO BEEF TECHNOLOGY SET TO PROVIDE AGE, SOURCE VERIFICATION FOR FOUNDATION’S INTEGRITY BEEF PROGRAM

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation has teamed with Micro Beef Technologies to age- and source-verify the organization’s Integrity Beef Program.

2 Sep 2009, 2:57 pm | click here to view more

FW Awards 2009: Meet the finalists FWi

Steve is senior partner in Hampshire Arable Systems , offering technical, cross-compliance and environmental arable advice on over 8000ha (20,000 acres) across six southern counties.

18 Sep 2009, 8:49 am | click here to view more

Local News

Many farmers in north-east England have welcomed and are now supporting a new type of agricultural livestock contest following the serious impact caused by restrictions for foot-and-mouth and bluetongue disease.

17 Sep 2009, 7:33 pm | click here to view more

Open your eyes and unite, Kondinin tells farm lobby

RICHARD Price, managing director of Kondinin Group, says farm lobby organisations have to take off their blinkers and find ways to work together to give the rural sector a more powerful voice in the battle to sway major policy decisions.

17 Sep 2009, 12:33 am | click here to view more

Standing out in the crowd

Zelda didn’t sign up to work crowd control at the Kansas State Fair. But sometimes she’s given carr …

16 Sep 2009, 1:31 am | click here to view more

Buckners bring Rhea USDA cattle

Pictured from left are Sally and Dewayne Bucker and Jerry Lamb on the Buckner’s USDA cattle farm off Black Oak Ridge Road in Dayton. glad cows don’t arrive from California; they arrive from the 125-acre Rhea County farm of DeWayne and Sally Buckner. At least, every natural, USDA label grass-fed cows do.

15 Sep 2009, 5:00 pm | click here to view more

Carlisle Limousin round up

As previously noted the top call of 10,000gns was shared by two lots, the first being for Hartlaw Beatrice, a full sister to Ravenelle, mom of 46,000gns sire Wilodge Vantastic. This one sold to Messrs Smiths of Bloxham, owners of Vantastic.

14 Sep 2009, 3:19 am | click here to view more

2009 Brown County Fair Parade of Champions

Supreme Champion Youth Gilt/Barrow Show (Prize: $250 & Blanket) Winner was Lindsey Schmidtz and sponsors were Beckler Duroc & York, Four Seasons Co–op, Professional Management Services, SD Wheat Growers….

13 Sep 2009, 7:10 am | click here to view more

TODAY’S CLASSIFIEDS

09/21/2009 MINIATURE HORSE STALLION, 32″, grey, AMHA/ AMHR Reg. Gentle. Healthy. $500. 423-272-9673

13 Sep 2009, 4:37 pm | click here to view more

ABORTIONS IN COWS CAN BE CAUSED BY MANY FACTORS

Abortion is expulsion of a premature fetus before it reaches a viable stage of life, or expulsion of a dead fetus at any stage of gestation. Many early abortions take place without being noticed; at early stages of gestation the embryo or fetus may not be big enough to be easily seen.

10 Sep 2009, 4:09 pm | click here to view more

OAK CREEK FARMS TO HOST SEMINAR AND SALE

On October 24 Oak Creek will sell 160 registered OCF Forage Tested Bulls – 95 Brangus, 40 Red Brangus, 15 Angus and 10 Red Angus followed by 250 commercial heifers.

10 Sep 2009, 4:08 pm | click here to view more

CHAMPIONS NAMED AT 2009 STATE FAIR OF WEST VIRGINIA ROV ANGUS SHOW

Angus enthusiasts led 104 entries at the 2009 State Fair of West Virginia Roll of Victory Angus Show, August 18 in Lewisburg, W. Va.

1 Sep 2009, 4:03 pm | click here to view more

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