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by Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily Oct. 23, 2012
Consumers today are blessed with a myriad of choices when they walk into a grocery store. Aside from the many brands of beef, shoppers can choose their preferred production method — conventional, organic, natural or grass-fed. With so many choices and an abundance of items, it can [...]
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July 13, 2012 | Kay Ledbetter | Source: www.extension.org
DALLAS – Reducing phosphorus in dairy diets doesn’t change a cow’s productivity, but it does affect the environmental impact that cow might have, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Ellen Jordan, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist in Dallas, said she has long worked with nutrition consultants [...]
[ August 7, 2012 to August 8, 2012. ]
This workshop will teach participants how to approach the process of designing a VTS in addition to sharing research results and experience in designing and applying VTS systems to open lot feeding systems. Design Professionals, Engineers, Technical Service Providers, Regulators, and those that advise producers are encouraged to attend… Read More
[ June 20, 2012; ]
June 20 at 12:00pm (Mountain)
Colorado State University (CSU) and partners will present a webcast titled, “LivestockMortality Composting for Large and Small Operations in the Semi-arid West” onJune 20 at 12:00pm mountain (1:00pm central and 11:00am Pacific)at: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/coloag,via Adobe Connect.
Sponsored by The USDA Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, this webcast includes presenters from [...]
Colorado State University (CSU) and partners will present a webcast titled, “Livestock Mortality Composting for Large and Small Operations in the Semi-arid West” on June 20 at 12:00pm mountain (1:00pm central and 11:00am Pacific)at: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/coloag, via Adobe Connect.
Sponsored by The USDA Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, this webcast includes presenters from Montana [...]
June 15, 20112:30 pm (eastern), 1:30 pm (central), 12:30 pm (mountain), 11:30 am (pacific)
Have you wondered how food animal producer groups have responded to the attention given to their industries as sources of greenhouse gas emissions? Are they resting on their laurels since livestock and poultry production has been shown to be a relatively minor [...]
Webinar presentation by:Robert Scharff, Ph. D., J. D.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment has declared ‘Safe Food’ as one of our state’s winnable public health battles. But to win a battle requires strategy and part of that strategy includes understanding the enemy. The burden of illnesses caused by contaminated food is significant, [...]
5/29/12 Posted By: iblinews
A new article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance by Sommarat Chantarat, Andrew Mude, Christopher Barrett and Michael Carter describes our index-based livestock insurance (IBLI) product piloted among pastoralists in Northern Kenya, where insurance markets are effectively absent and uninsured risk exposure is a main cause of poverty.
It describes the [...]
Korean animal feed company breaks ground on first US project
May 21, 2012 From: AllAboutFeed.net
CJ Bio America has broken ground on its first US construction project to produce amino acids to supplement animal feeds, in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
The $320 million lysine production facility will employ about 170 workers by 2014. The factory will annually produce more [...]
[ May 21, 2011 to July 17, 2012. ]
On 21 May, the Ohio State University- Eastern Africa Track II Certification training in collaboration with ILRI will commence in Addis Ababa, with courses also offered in other locations. The training will run through July 27, 2012. Read more here.
NCBA reportedly to join Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
From Feedstuffs (5/15/2012)
By SARAH MUIRHEAD
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn. (NCBA) is preparing to join the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, according to reports from Beef Central.
NCBA president J.D. Alexander was quote in the Australia media source as saying the decision to join had been delayed until [...]
By Andy Vance
Depending on whom you ask, Dr. Temple Grandin is either a genius or a fraud.
To thousands of professional animal scientists, producers and processors, she is the nation’s preeminent scholar on issues of animal handling, welfare and wellbeing. To her detractors, she has most recently been painted as self-aggrandizing, and overly eager to [...]
Call for Papers: 9th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
Please refer to website for specific details.
The deadline for the current round in the Call for Papers is 24 May 2012. Please return to this page after this date for subsequent rounds and deadlines in the Call for Papers. Proposals received during earlier rounds, when accompanied by a paid registration, will be given [...]
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in cooperation with the United States Agencyfor International Development (USAID) is seeking to identify U.S. universitieswilling to host English-speaking agricultural scientists from Ghana, Indonesiaand Vietnam under the Global Research Alliance Fellowships. The Global Research Alliance on AgriculturalGreenhouse Gases (GRA) is an international research collaborative initiative [...]
USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is seeking toidentify U.S. universities willing to host English-speaking agriculturalscientists from Bulgaria under the Norman E. Borlaug International AgriculturalScience and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program). These Fellows have been competitively selectedbased on research priorities, academic and work accomplishments, commitment toBorlaug Fellowship goals and leadership qualities. It is recommended that [...]
[ July 13, 2012 to July 14, 2012. ]
Cows & Quail Workshop
July 13-14, 2012
Circle Ranch and Hotel El Capitan, Van Horn, Texas
A two day workshop for anyone interested in learning howto effectively manage land for a healthy diverse landscape which supportswildlife and livestock.
Learn how Holistic Management grazing planning helps wildlife and livestock thrive together.
* Learn how to sustain and grow a healthy,diverse [...]
Senate ag leaders release
|By ANDY VANCE|
Taking the next major step in developing the 2012 farm bill, Senate
In releasing her summary of the draft, Stabenow said the bill would reform
“This bill saves taxpayers money while strengthening initiatives that help
Among the most notable features of the draft was the elimination of direct
“They make it clear they are looking at a risk management system that helps
Moore said having options in the farm safety net and risk management toolbox
Initial analysis of the draft suggests that $15 billion – more than half – of
“Since 1990, crop insurance has grown quite a bit,” said Carl Zulauf, Ohio
Another central component of the bill for farmers and ranchers is the
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) said it was pleased
Following the House Agriculture Committee’s move to trim
“At a time when many out-of-work Americans are in need for the first time in
Specific proposals to tighten accountability in the SNAP program include:
- Stopping lottery winners from continuing to receive assistance.
- Ending misuse by college students.
- Cracking down on retailers and recipients engaged in benefit
- Increasing requirements to prevent liquor and tobacco stores from becoming
- Eliminating gaps in standards that result in overpayment of benefits.
A report last week from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that SNAP
Farm policy organizations summarily called on members of the House and Senate
[ May 22, 2012 7:00 pm to May 24, 2012 7:00 pm. ]
CSU ARDEC Facility is hosting a boots-on-the-ground workshop for cow/calf producers and stocker operations who want to reduce their on harvested forages and improve profitability by improving grazing methods and boosting forage availability.
View 2012 Grazing School Flyer for details.
[ May 17, 2012 to May 18, 2012. ]
Colorado State University ARDEC Facility is hosting a hands-on workshop to educate cattle producers about topics including beef quality, cattle production and handling consumer demand, and methods to increase profitability.
View 2012 Beef University Flyer for more information.