The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Research by an Indiana University environmental scientist and colleagues at universities in Iowa and Washington finds that growth-promoting hormones used in beef production are expected to persist in the environment at higher concentrations and for longer durations than previously thought. 
  • Each Spring Roundup will include a social, supper and short program featuring Brooks, NDSA Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson and others. Brooks will highlight the NDSA’s latest work on issues like the Dietary Guidelines, the Waters of the United States proposed rule and trade promotion authority. 
  •  Ward named Executive Vice President for Hereford Association
    Jack Ward has been named Executive Vice President (EVP) of the American Hereford Association (AHA). He has served as AHA’s chief operating officer and director of breed improvement since he joined the AHA team in 2003. 
  • This increases the fee cap from 75 cents per head. The Nebraska Brand Committee, which also investigates missing and stolen cattle within the state, is funded solely through fees for its services. The fee increase will allow the organization to retain employees with reasonable salaries as well as update its technology to make the brand inspection process smoother. 
  • S.D. Beef Council directors attend orientation
    Kari Sanders of Oral, S.D., and Laurie Johnson of South Shore, S.D., were among 36 beef industry leaders representing beef councils in 21 states who attended an orientation at the offices of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver April 13-14.  
  • The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) is once again taking applications for participants in the 2015 - 2016 NILE Merit Heifer Program.  
  • Considerations for pasture leases in Nebraska
    It is appropriate to review typical lease arrangements for pastures from time to time.  With more education in the area of leases, the more it is realized that each “neighborhood” has a different set of rules for leasing. Provisions mentioned here are normal for the common lease. 
  • In celebration of Earth Day, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will proclaim July 14, 2015 as Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day. Governor Mead signed the proclamation during a ceremony Wednesday, April 22 in his formal office.  
  • The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is seeking nominations for the Kurt Bucholz Award, which honors an individual who exemplifies the core beliefs held by Dr. Bucholz during his lifetime of dedicated public service and commitment to conservation. 
  • The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) named Steven Bay of Carson, N.D., its new west river fieldman. 
  • Rishel named Block and Bridle honoree
    Bill Rishel of North Platte, Neb. will be recognized as the newest University of Nebraska-Lincoln Block and Bridle honoree. 
  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru.  
  • Jackson County was Iowa’s largest dry alfalfa hay producing county in 2014, with 108,600 tons, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.  
  • Myron Czech continues as chairman of the board of directors while Dan Andreas, Sugar Creek, Ohio and Dorothy Harms, Reedsburg, Wis. serve as first vice chairman and second vice chairman, respectively. 
  • Montana’s verified wolf population declined by 73, 12 percent, last year while livestock depredations by wolves continued to decline, dropping about 46 percent from 2013. 
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