Industry News

Time for Some “Defensive Driving”

By : John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator The term “defensive driving” may seem like an odd choice of words to start an article about beef cattle. Stay with me on this one. When I think about defensive driving, I think about watching out for factors such as the surrounding traffic, weather conditions, time of day, driver fatigue, etc. and how they may affect your…

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Members Action Needed To Replace Overreaching Waters Of The U.S. Rule

Courtesy of KLA is encouraging members to submit comments before April 15 supporting the new waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If fully implemented, the new rule would replace the onerous 2015 version, which continues to create uncertainty and confusion for farmers and ranchers. “The 2015 WOTUS rule is complicated and illegal,”…

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Nominations Sought for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards

CENTENNIAL, CO (April 8, 2019) — Nominations for the 13th annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards are now being accepted. Deadline for nominations is June 7, 2019. The 2019 National BQA Awards, funded by the Beef Checkoff Program, recognize five winners in the areas of beef producer, dairy, marketing and education: ·         The beef producer honors include BQA Cow Calf and BQA Feedyard awards, which recognize producers who…

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Researchers target anaplasmosis with USDA grant

Kathryn Reif, assistant professor in the diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is leading a project that focuses on optimizing antimicrobial use to control active infection of the hemoparasitic pathogen, Anaplasma marginale, the causative agent of bovine anaplasmosis. The research is supported by a nearly $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   MANHATTAN — A research…

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Relief Efforts Continue For Nebraska Farmers And Ranchers

Courtesy of   Flooding continues to devastate farms and ranches in Nebraska. The latest damage estimate issued by Nebraska officials was $1.3 billion, including $400 million for cattle operations and $440 million for row crops. Gov. Pete Ricketts said three-fourths of the state’s 93 counties had declared disaster emergencies. KLA members can donate several ways to Nebraska disaster relief. Checks can be sent to the…

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