Milt Thomas, a Colorado State University professor, explains genomically enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) to commercial cattlemen. Already widely used in EPDs, genomics promises to bring more tools to the ranch.
CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
A program that provides nutrition assistance to millions of low-income families might be linked to improved well-being among children, according to a new study.
Wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that are deemed free of cattle disease could be safely used to establish new herds elsewhere across the American West without posing a risk to livestock, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study concluded.RELATED CONTENT
Early discussions of animal breeding and selection always grouped producers into three types: breeder, multiplier and commercial producer. Generally portrayed as a pyramid, the base represented the large group of commercial producers who are in the business of producing products for the consumer. These producers would obtain breeding stock from the second level within the pyramid.
Implementing strict biosecurity procedures is as important as ever, now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), says David Newman, North Dakota State University Extension Service swine specialist.
The loss of known genetics and performance in cattle herds in areas of western South Dakota hit by the winter storm Atlas in October is a big issue, says Ken Olson, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.RELATED CONTENT
It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland of Caputa, S.D., are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends.RELATED CONTENT
In about the last half-century, there was a steep decline in the number of farms in South Dakota. In 1959, there were 55,727 farms in the state, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. By 2012, that number had fallen nearly 43 percent to 31,989.RELATED CONTENT
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson previews the March 10 issue, including a cover story that profiles a South Dakota ranch family working to recover from the Oct. 4 blizzard with the help of friends, neighbors and strangers. The issue also includes coverage of how the unrest in Ukraine is affecting regional ag equipment exporters, and much more.RELATED CONTENT
A cut in funding for the U.S. meat and poultry inspections contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal does not mean less attention to food safety, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says.RELATED CONTENT
TA Ranches Manager James Sewell of Saratoga, Wyo., shares his team's process when making management decisions. Sometimes it takes more than just the obvious to remain profitable.
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) poses such a high risk to pigs that everyone involved with swine must work to prevent its spread to North Dakota, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service swine specialist David Newman.
EPA proposes revisions to Agriculture Worker Protection Standard, USDA begins a program to improve honeybee health and applications are being accepted for specialty crop grants.