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Remote water monitoring provides easy access to water management

Ranchbot has developed reliable, remote water monitoring solutions that can be viewed anytime, anywhere from the palm of your hand.

Genome Sequencing of Moxarella bovis Open Doors for New Interventions Against 'Pinkeye' in Cattle

Scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service and University of Nebraska-Lincoln have identified to different variants of the bacterium known to cause pinkeye in cattle.

Be Careful Grazing Alfalfa

Grazing regrowth on irrigated alfalfa fields is likely in fall grazing plans for many producers. However, alfalfa has several challenges to grazing from animal and plant health perspective.

Chad Ellis Named Founding Chair of Trust In Beef™

Texas rancher and conservation executive will provide strategic leadership to partners of the collaborative value-chain program designed to empower ranchers and beef marketers.

Genetics Valued Over Hide Color

Genetic merit should matter more, while hide color should matter less, according to a recent survey conducted by the Red Angus Association of America.

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Tips To Lessen Disease Risks

Veterinarians say there are steps producers can take to lessen disease risks before bringing new animals into your operation.

Seaweed Supplements Could Reduce Livestock Methane Emissions

Adding seaweed to animal feed to reduce methane gas released into the atmosphere by ruminants' is a relatively new idea. Early laboratory research at IGFS has shown promising results using native Irish and UK seaweeds.

Gene Editing in Today’s Beef Industry and the Future

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Professor at the University of California, Davis, gave a presentation, “Gene Editing Today and in the Future” during the Beef Improvement Federation Symposium June 24 in Des Moines, Iowa.

UC-Davis Professor Calls Methane Emissions an Opportunity

Agriculture can be a powerful part of the solution in reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. That's the message Frank Mitloehner, animal scientist and air quality expert, delivered at a lecture at Kansas State.

Brangus Launches Vigor Program

The International Brangus Breeders Association announces the launch of the Brangus® Vigor Feeder Calf Program, a Process Verified Program (PVP).

Beef Industry Leadership Summit to be Held in Nebraska

This year’s Production Animal Consultation Summit for aims to bring together leaders from all segments of the beef industry to engage with local, state and national leaders to understand issues and opportunities.

New Calf Care & Quality Assurance Program Launched

The U.S. calf-raising sector now has a program to help ensure optimal calf health and welfare via the Calf Care & Quality Assurance (CCQA) program, the first, collaborative educational tool that provides guidelines.

Beef Industry Pioneer Bill Pratt, 77, Passes

Beef industry pioneer, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of Micro Chemical, Inc., William Cline "Bill" Pratt, 77, of rural Canyon, Texas, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Kansas Beef Council Releases Virtual Chuteside Cattle Demo

This video showcases the key principles of BQA and applies them in a relatable real-world setting.

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Dallas Horton, DVM, Passes Sept. 29

Dallas Horton, 81, well known cattle feeder and veterinarian, passed away at his home on September 29, 2020 after a year-long battle with cancer.

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Integrity Beef Sustainability Pilot Project Completes Two-Year Study

The Integrity Beef Sustainability Pilot Project completed its innovative two-year study to validate, track and trace beef sustainability claims across all segments of the supply chain.

Zoetis Launches INHERIT Select, A Genomic Tool For Cow-Calf Producers

New genomic test offers Genomic Expected Progeny Differences (GEPDs) on crossbred animals.

23 State Cattle Groups Call for DOJ Investigation

The organizations request a formal investigation by the Department of Justice to identify and investigate any evidence of fraudulent business practices within the beef meatpacking industry.

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COVID-19: Cattle Industry Losses Estimated At $13.6 Billion

Estimated cattle industry losses due to COVID-19 will reach $13.6 billion, according to a study by ag economists conducted to assist USDA in determining how best to allocate CARES Act relief funds to cattle producers.

Abbey Schiefelbein, Kimball, Minn.; Katie Lybarger, Garnett, Kansas; Colton Ivers, Austin, Minn.; Hannah Williams, Kearney, Neb.; and Annie Schoetmer, Batesville, Ind.
2020-2021 Henry C. Gardiner Scholarship Winners Announced

Five Kansas State University animal science students have been selected to receive the annual 2020-2021 Henry C. Gardiner scholarships.