Livestock Intake Calculator for Supplements App

Jamie Johansen

Ridley Block Operations has released a new app for livestock producers called LICS; Livestock Intake Calculator for Supplements. The new LICS app is supported by RBO’s brands; CRYSTALYX®, SWEETLIX®, STOCKADE® and ULTRALYX® livestock supplements. It is designed to be a useful calculator with minimal, intuitive inputs that make free-choice supplement performance easier to monitor and manage. The FREE LICS app …

Agribusiness, Apps, Cattle, Feed, Livestock, Nutrition

ANIMART Adds Territory Manager

Jamie Johansen

ANIMART, Inc. announces the recent addition of Denise Sutton to the outside sales department of the dairy and livestock division which provides animal health products, supplies and solutions to producers. Sutton gained exposure to the dairy industry as a young girl visiting her grandparent’s dairy farm and helping them out wherever she could. She brings these experiences as well as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Dairy, Livestock

American Royal Announces 2014 Royal Scholars

Jamie Johansen

The American Royal Association was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Royal Scholars at the 12th Annual American Royal Business and Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, September 10 in Kemper Arena. The Royal Scholars program is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to advocate the food and fiber industry and the American Royal. Selected applicants …

Ag Group, Education, Livestock, Youth

Ranchers Discuss Policy & Industry Issues at PLC Meeting

Jamie Johansen

The Public Lands Council last week held its 2014 Annual Meeting in Ignacio, Colo. Ranchers from across the West gathered to discuss agenda items important to the public lands grazing industry including the potential sage grouse listing under the Endangered Species Act; the federal wild horse and burro program; the Clean Water Act; and local government participation in federal land …

Ag Group, Beef, Calves, Land, Livestock, Ranches

NPPC Releases "Waters of the U.S." Mapping Tool

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Producers Council, together with other agricultural groups, has unveiled an interactive website that shows land likely to be regulated under the Waters of the United States rule proposed be EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers. The maps were developed for 17 states – as diverse as Alaska and Florida and including major hog producing states such …

EPA, Government, Livestock, NPPC, Water

FAPRI: Livestock Prices High This Year, Could Taper in 2015

John Davis

Livestock producers are seeing record high prices this year, but those could taper off a bit in 2015. The latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri says those producers are also getting a break as the price of the grains they feed their livestock has dropped. · Reduced cattle numbers, animal disease …


Gesdate App Puts Herd in Your Hand

Cindy Zimmerman

A new iPhone app called GESDATE for swine producers to digitally track breeding, gestation, farrowing dates, litters, vaccinations, and more. From conception to sale or harvest day, GESDATE moves swine operations to a new tier of herd organization and management, giving producers unprecedented real-time access to farm data, and introduces a remarkable farm staff collaboration tool. All of these features …

Apps, Livestock, Swine, Technology

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

American Junior Shorthorn Association Elects New Board

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 23 through June 28. Junior voting delegates took part in electing three members to the American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) Board of Directors, with new and retiring board members electing new AJSA officers. 2014-15 AJSA Board of Directors are as follows: President Dustin Smith, Decorah, Iowa, …

Ag Group, Beef, Education, Livestock, Shorthorn, Youth

EPA Chief to Explain Water Rule in Missouri

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Missouri this week to defend and explain the Administration’s proposed rules defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). “I’m hoping that this trip helps us ‘ditch the myths’ and misinformation,” said McCarthy during a media call this morning in an obvious reference to the American …

AFBF, Audio, environment, EPA, Government, Livestock, NCBA