The Revolution of Precision Nutrition

Jamie Johansen

Chuck recently spoke to ADM’s Jeff Hill about their product AMPT which is revolutionizing mineral nutrition. “AMPT is a new range cow free choice mineral. As the acronym implies AMPT stands for Advanced Mineral Performance Technologies. We took a very specific approach trying to target just the nutrients that the animal needs at the right levels and also enhance it …

ADM, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Mineral, Nutrition

Cattlemen Commence to Talk Business at Summer Conference

Jamie Johansen

Cattle Industry Summer Conference is right around the corner and for the first time Animal.AgWired will be there to cover all the happenings. The 2014 event will feature meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, NCBA

James Herring to Receive National Golden Spur Award

Jamie Johansen

James E. Herring, of Amarillo, Texas, has been selected to receive the prestigious National Golden Spur Award for 2014. Herring will receive the award on September 20, 2014 at the National Ranching Heritage Center on the Texas Tech University campus. Bestowed to an individual who has provided outstanding contributions to the nation’s ranching and livestock industry, the National Golden Spur …

Agribusiness, award, Beef, Cattle

National Junior Brangus Show Live

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) will be broadcast live from College Station, Texas on Cattle In Motion. The broadcast will include: Bred & Owned Show Wednesday, July 23, at 8:00 a.m. Owned Show Thursday, July 24, at 8:00 a.m. Source of Champions Sale* Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Showmanship Friday, July 25, at 8:00 a.m. Futurity Saturday, July …

Breeds, Calves, Cattle

Spending Bill Includes Provisions for Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Interior appropriations bill passed through committee this week includes language that would “help provide relief from the regulatory burdens that continue to hamper the productivity and profitability of farmers and ranchers across the country,” according to the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). From language that blocks the listing of the Sage Grouse, …

Cattle, Government, Livestock

USDA Approves VaxLiant Adjuvants for Vaccines

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA has just approved six adjuvants from VaxLiant that can be added to vaccines to help improve the resulting immune response in cattle and swine. “What this means is that companies can bring new vaccines to market using a shorter timeline, since we already have conducted the research needed to confirm safety for these ENABL adjuvants,” says Steve Schram, VaxLiant …

Animal Health, Cattle, Pork, Swine, usda

Guidance Hindering Water Conservation on Farms

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation asked the EPA to withdraw recent guidance concerning when farmers must seek Clean Water Act permits for a long list of normal farming activities near wetlands. NMPF, said the EPA’s proposal could have the perverse effect of discouraging water conservation, by changing the long-standing relationship between farmers and the Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. …

Ag Group, Cattle, Conservation, Dairy, EPA, National Milk, NRCS

Texas Beef Producers Approve Beef Checkoff Program

Jamie Johansen

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced that Texas beef producers have voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. TDA conducted this referendum upon petition by cattle industry organizations under the authorities designed by the Texas Legislature. “Texas is the largest cattle producing state in the nation, and our beef is among the highest-quality in the world,” says Agriculture …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle

MooMonitor – Best Automated Heat Detection System

Jamie Johansen

A research study undertaken at Kansas State University and published this week in the Journal of Dairy Science specifically stated that scanning by ultrasonography confirmed that 88.6% of cows identified by activity (by the MooMonitor) were in estrus. This compared favorably with other systems tested which were 70% to 80% accurate. What the research showed was that the majority of …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Reproduction, Video

Select Sires Canada & GenerVations Become One

Jamie Johansen

Select Sires Canada Inc. and GenerVations Inc. have joined forces to form Select Sires GenerVations Inc. following Select Sires Inc.’s purchase of GenerVations. Select Sires GenerVations will market semen across all of Canada including western Canada, which was formerly served by All West/Select Sires, creating a truly Canadian company. Talented and passionate employees of these organizations have combined to form …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Reproduction, Select Sires