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May 2007


CT: May 01, 2007 13:45:06 CST
ANGUS OFFERS FREE ELECTRONIC STORAGE
American Angus Association members can choose the electronic storage feature free of charge to store the paper registration certificates of existing registered Angus cattle.

CT: May 01, 2007 14:03:29 CST
SURPRISE THE FAMILY WITH HOT BEEF "SUNDAES"
When the midweek menu starts resembling the doldrums, it's time to shake things up.

CT: May 02, 2007 13:28:09 CST
JACKSON JOINS SOUTHERN LIVESTOCK PUBLISHING MARKETING STAFF
Loren Jackson has joined the marketing staff of Southern Livestock Publishing, San Antonio, Texas.

CT: May 02, 2007 13:30:04 CST
MAN RECEIVES SBBA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
It's no secret in the Mocksville and Farmington, N.C. communities that if you want to buy the highest quality breed of cattle, want good advice or help for your own breed and herd, all you need to do is contact Doug Williams of L & W Cattle and Whip-O-Will Land and Cattle.

CT: May 02, 2007 13:36:12 CST
DON COX HONORED AS IBBA BREEDER OF THE YEAR
The 2006 recipient of the prestigious IBBA Breeder of the Year award was Don Cox, who has made vast contributions to the Brangus breed.

CT: May 03, 2007 13:39:26 CST
CATTLEMEN'S BEEF BOARD HIRES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tom Ramey took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Cattlemen's Beef Board effective May 1, 2007.

CT: May 03, 2007 13:40:52 CST
AMERICAN SALERS ASSOCIATION RELEASES SIRE SUMMARY
The American Salers Association announces the release of the 2007 Sire Summary.

CT: May 03, 2007 13:44:18 CST
R-CALF CONTINUE TO URGE PETERSON TO IMPLEMENT COOL BY SEPTEMBER 30
R-CALF USA representatives personally delivered a letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., to request his assistance to make certain that country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is implemented without further delay.

CT: May 04, 2007 13:42:35 CST
WILDLIFE, FISHERIES CAMP OFFERS FUN FOR ALL AGES
Camping often brings people closer to nature, but Mississippi State University is also offering the opportunity to learn about wildlife, fisheries and the great outdoors to parents, teachers and children as young as 10.

CT: May 04, 2007 13:45:20 CST
HIGH FUEL COSTS DRIVING INTEREST IN VEGGIES
High fuel prices give many people a reason to complain, but they also may drive the resurgence of an industry that was big business in Mississippi 100 years ago.

CT: May 07, 2007 13:34:19 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK...GRAVY PAIN
“If Izzy Franklin had smaller feet, then Lonny Johnson would probably be in jail,” crowed Hooter. He could barely make it through a sentence without collapsing in laughter as he related how Lonnie broke in two earlier that day, charging around his feed store counter after a customer.

CT: May 07, 2007 13:37:44 CST
PINZGAUER CATTLE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PROFITABILITY
The Pinzgauer breed of cattle is one of the oldest breeds in the world. The breed is not a cross of any breed, but one that can trace its genetics back to herd books from the 1600's.

CT: May 08, 2007 13:42:37 CST
I.D. CAN HELP SUPPLY INFORMATION CONSUMERS DEMAND
The beef industry is moving rapidly from days past when producers could expect consumers to trust that they were producing a good product to a new time when consumers expect producers to prove what they are doing.

CT: May 08, 2007 13:44:59 CST
PRODUCERS URGE CONGRESS TO RETAIN MARKETING CHOICES
America's cattle producers say the government should help grow the U.S. beef industry and not limit or remove choices in the marketing of cattle.

CT: May 08, 2007 13:53:42 CST
RED ANGUS FCCP PROVIDES VALUE TO PRODUCERS
The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program was the Beef industry's first USDA Process Verified Program, and has a dozen years experience in providing Source Verification to the ranch of origin and USDA audited traceability to Angus bloodlines.

CT: May 09, 2007 13:26:45 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- PICKY, PICKY
One of the traits of cattle buyers that I admire is that they are very picky. It also happens to be one of their least admirable traits.

CT: May 09, 2007 13:30:07 CST
AICA LAUNCHES CHAROLAIS ADVANTAGE
Charolais producers can now take advantage of an age- and source-verification program designed specifically for Charolais genetics.

CT: May 10, 2007 14:10:03 CST
ANGUSSOURCE ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF WINNERS
Producers using registered Angus bulls and enrolling in the AngusSource® program continue to realize the value in information.

CT: May 10, 2007 14:12:57 CST
WEBSITES ADD PERSONAL TOUCH TO MARKETING
Today, as the tools for marketing livestock continue to expand, the World Wide Web has become the latest apparatus to bring buyers and sellers together.

CT: May 10, 2007 14:14:48 CST
BEEF RETURNS TO THE BOSTON MARATHON
A volunteer beef brigade learned that many consumers will find and enjoy beef, even in the middle of a wild Nor'easter storm. The Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, a project of the Cattlemen's Beef Board and several northeast state beef councils, braved what Boston media called “Monsoon Monday” to serve 4,000 barbecue beef samples and promote lean beef during the nation's most famous foot race, April 16.

CT: May 11, 2007 13:45:51 CST
ALABAMA BCIA ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR BULL TESTS
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association has finalized plans for the 2007-08 evaluation and sale season.

CT: May 14, 2007 13:55:44 CST
UT BEEF AND FORAGE FIELD DAY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 14
Cattle management and hay production and storage will be on the minds of cattle producers attending the 2007 Beef and Forage Field Day. The event is being held on June 14 by the University of Tennessee at the Blount Unit of the East Tennessee Research and Education Center.

CT: May 15, 2007 13:27:06 CST
WEST NILE VIRUS REPRODUCTION SECRETS DECODED AT GEORGIA STATE
Scientists at Georgia State University studying the West Nile Virus say they have found promising leads that may one day help stop the deadly virus.

CT: May 15, 2007 13:32:44 CST
SOUTH DAKOTA AUCTION MARKETS ASSOCIATION UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO SUPPORT R-CALF USA
At the annual meeting here of the South Dakota Auction Markets Association on May 5, members unanimously voted to continue overall support of R-CALF USA, and in particular, the group's efforts to see that country-of-origin labeling is implemented, and its litigation against the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding Canada's problems with bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

CT: May 16, 2007 13:52:07 CST
KANSAS LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION DONATES TO LMA STORM RELIEF EFFORT
The Kansas Livestock Association Executive Committee has voted to further relief efforts initiated by the Livestock Marketing Association to help victims of early May tornadoes in southwest Kansas. KLA and the Texas Cattle Feeders Association each have donated $5,000 to buy and distribute free fencing supplies to affected producers.

CT: May 16, 2007 13:56:42 CST
LIMOUSIN VISIONS QUEST ROUND 2 PASSES 150-DAY MARK
The Limousin-influenced cattle in Visions Quest Round 2 – the North American Limousin Foundation's learn-by-doing cattle-feeding and carcass-merit-discovery project – reached the 150-day mark April 27.

CT: May 16, 2007 13:59:33 CST
NIAA ANNOUNCES DATES, LOCATION, THEME FOR ID INFO EXPO 2007
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's annual ID•INFO EXPO 2007 will be held in Kansas City, Missouri August 28-30th at the Westin Crown Center.

CT: May 17, 2007 13:45:31 CST
INTERNS GEAR UP FOR SUMMER AT AMERICAN HEREFORD ASSOCIATION
The American Hereford Association, Hereford Publications Inc. and Certified Hereford Beef LLC, Kansas City, Mo., have hired three interns who are gearing up for an action-packed summer.

CT: May 17, 2007 13:47:13 CST
“THE OTHER WHITE MEAT” TAKES CENTER STAGE IN GUATEMALA
For generations, consumers in South America have believed that pork is not safe to eat due to animal disease and consumption by hogs of food scraps or tainted food. Last year the U.S. Meat Export Federation launched a long-term effort to reverse these negative perceptions with the goal of expanding the market for safe U.S. pork.

CT: May 21, 2007 13:39:47 CST
EMBRYO TRANSFER BECOMING MORE POPULAR WITH PRODUCERS
Embryo transfer in cattle has recently gained considerable popularity with seedstock dairy and beef producers. While most modern applicable embryo transfer technology was developed in the 1970s and 1980s, the history of the procedure goes back considerably farther.

CT: May 21, 2007 13:41:44 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
The first look at the 2007/08 crop year was offered by the USDA this week in the May Supply-Demand report. Grain prices responded by rising sharply as the outlook for values was long term bullish.

CT: May 22, 2007 13:50:41 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- PICKING WHAT YOU CHOOSE
You can be for implants or against them. You can believe that dewormers add to the bottom line or are nothing more than hogwash. Never doubt, though, the level of production efficiency and cost competitiveness these and other technologies add to the beef industry.

CT: May 22, 2007 13:52:09 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- FASTBALL
Although my friend ReRide graduated a few years before me from the same school, his degree was in Animal Husbandry, while mine was in Animal Science. So, we all know who is the smarter of the two, right?

CT: May 23, 2007 14:13:39 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
On a recent visit to a small town in northern New Mexico I noticed a couple of youngsters, perhaps less than 18 years old, sitting contentedly on a bench on the plaza located in the center of the town. Their appearance was somewhat scruffy and unkempt, and their hair matted.

CT: May 24, 2007 13:34:29 CST
AGRABILITY HELPS A FARMER STAY ON FARM
Chris Bell of Newton County is the latest Mississippian with a disability to benefit from a program designed to maintain agricultural lifestyles despite a life-altering event.

CT: May 24, 2007 13:37:48 CST
PLANS IN MOTION FOR GREATER MIDWEST CERTIFIED HEREFORD FEEDER CALF SALE
Hereford breeders are you looking to sell your Hereford-influenced feeder calves for a premium? If so, the Greater Midwest Certified Hereford Feeder Calf Sale may be a marketing outlet for you — and it is not too early to start making plans for marketing this year's calf crop.

CT: May 24, 2007 13:41:58 CST
LOGAN IPSEN JOINS AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION STAFF AS WESTERN REGIONAL MANAGER
The American Angus Association announces the addition of Logan Ipsen, a recent graduate of Utah State University, to its staff. Ipsen assumes the duties of the regional manager in the Western U.S., including the states of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

CT: May 25, 2007 12:49:54 CST
SOYBEANS STRUGGLING WITH THE DRY SPRING
Mississippi soybeans had one of the most uneven starts they have had in years, but one constant is the need for rain.

CT: May 25, 2007 12:53:19 CST
EIGHT STATES REPRESENTED A BIG EAST REGIONAL HEREFORD YOUTH SHOW
Junior Hereford exhibitors from Ohio, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Indiana, Vermont and New York traveled to W. Springfield, Mass., on May 4-6 for the inaugural Big East Regional Livestock Show.

CT: May 25, 2007 12:58:56 CST
NORTH FLORIDA BEEF CATTLE/FORAGE FIELD DAY TO BE HELD JUNE 5
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 4th Beef Cattle/Forage Field Day at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit in Marianna, FL, on Tuesday, June 5, 2007.

CT: May 29, 2007 13:50:55 CST
AMERICAN ROYAL ANNOUNCES 2007 LIVESTOCK SHOW DATES AND DEADLINES
Junior and open show livestock exhibitors from around the nation will fill the American Royal complex in Kansas City for six days of exhibitions, sales and camaraderie during the 108th American Royal Livestock Show Oct.17-22.

CT: May 30, 2007 14:18:14 CST
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN CONFIRMS TRADE INSIDERS AS GENERAL SESSION SPEAKERS
The line up of speakers for the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting keeps getting stronger, according to NC President Jay Wolf.

CT: May 30, 2007 14:21:59 CST
FENCE DONATIONS FROM KLA, PRATT LIVESTOCK APPROACH $60,000
About 25 ranching families that experienced major fence damage during tornadoes in southwest Kansas came to Pratt Livestock May 25 to pick up free posts and wire. The fencing supplies were donated by the Kansas Livestock Association and Pratt Livestock through a relief effort initiated by the Livestock Marketing Association.

CT: May 31, 2007 14:22:31 CST
LIMOUSIN JUNIORS PREPARE FOR THREE REGIONAL SHOWS
Limousin juniors and enthusiasts from all parts of the nation will gather at three regional junior Limousin shows this summer.

CT: May 31, 2007 14:25:11 CST
OVER $100,000 TO BE AWARDED TO YOUNG LONGHORN BREEDERS
More than $100,000 will be given away to the youth members at the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America 2007 National Youth Show on June 6-9.

CT: May 31, 2007 14:28:31 CST
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN APPLAUD NELSON'S REQUEST FOR RMA PILOT PROGRAM IN NEBRASKA
Nebraska Cattlemen leaders are applauding Sen. Ben Nelson's request that USDA offer a pasture and forage insurance program in Nebraska.


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