Firefighters, farmers and others are learning how to safely
operate in and around grain bins. The training is available thanks
to the addition of a grain-engulfment rescue training simulator for
the University of Missouri Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training
Perhaps more than ever, the money in the beef business is in
the marbling.Joe Mayer knows this well.At his ranch in Guymon,
Oklahoma, a small, wind-swept town along the High Plains north of
Texas, Mayer dotes on the "super bull"...
Cattle raisers convention discusses market outlook, water and
border security Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,
email@example.com FORT WORTH – Water, drought, border security and
the cattle market outlook were pertinent issues discussed at the
2015 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention
held recently at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The three-day
convention attended ...
A transportation analyst is hopeful that Ottawa's decision
not to renew minimum grain volume requirements signals the
government won't add thresholds in legislation governing the
country's railways that is under view. The federal government
announced Saturday that it wouldn't extend the minimum shipment
volumes it imposed last year, adding that grain is moving
adequately through the system and ...
Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board
of Trade. Wheat for May delivery advanced 22.50 cents to $5.3025 a
bushel; May corn rose 3.50 cents to 3.9450 a bushel; May oats were
2.50 cents ...
A farming co-op and makeshift market in Bathurst was
destroyed by fire on Friday night. Bathurst’s deputy fire chief
Donald Laffoley said the south side of the building was fully
engulfed when fire crews arrived around 9:30 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Newly elected Agriculture Commissioner
Sid Miller appointed the wife of his longtime political consultant
and business partner to one of the highest-paid positions in his
agency, part of a restructuring that has added several expensive
executive positions to the agency. The Austin American-Statesman
(http://atxne.ws/1EV2elF ) reports ...
Farming Minister George Eustace MP (right) with Greater
Lincolnshire LEP chairman Ursula Lidbetter and board member Mark
Tinsley on a visit to the National Centre for Food Manufacturing in
Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.
The Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) worked with researchers to
address grain foods in the overall diet and their associations with
health outcomes as a result. They studied grain foods patterns —
dialing up or dialing down specific grain food servings and looking
at the impacts on overall energy, nutrient intake and diet quality,
and cost of nutrients and grains foods' role in providing nutrients
Syria has more than 1 million tonnes of grain in its storage
silos, state-run newspaper al-Baath said on Monday citing figures
from the government's General Company for Grain Silos. Syria's
stock and harvest levels have fluctuated during the four-year
conflict, where battles and drought have affected agriculture and
distribution in many parts of the country. Syria said in February
it did not ...
OTTAWA, March 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Transport Minister Lisa Raitt
and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that the
Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian
National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company
(CP) to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the
current Order in Council expires on March 28, 2015. A year ago, the
government took ...
‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask
why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’ –
Robert Kennedy The most obvious downside to contract farming is the
potential for the buyer/contractor to take advantage of the growers
and impose lopsided conditions in the contract. In these more
“mature” farming environments, the biased power relations against
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei has stepped aside
to pave way for investigations into corruption allegations against
him. Addressing the press on Saturday, Koskei said graft
allegations against him had cast aspersions on his character and
dented the honor and dignity of his office.
"Cattle were starving on the ranches in Antelope Valley. Lake
Elizabeth had dried into a mudflat, and by July the city was
consuming more water than was flowing into the storage reservoirs,"
writes Les Standiford in "Water to the Angels." This was 1904,
several years into a severe drought, when...
Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior cattle.
Their cattle garnered prestigious awards at the 2015 International
Brahman Show and Sale in Houston, Texas. (PRWeb March 26, 2015)
Read the full story at
In 30 years of farming, Randy Edmundson had never seen
anything like the summer of 2013. More than 50 inches of rain fell
in six months, flooding virtually all of the 110 acres that
Edmundson had planted in the French Broad valley.
At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more
police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and
quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the
section reserved for bulls sits barren.
Moreno Ranches is a top Florida breeder of Brahman cattle.
The ranch's "This is It" is an educational event on cattle breeding
for Brahman juniors and others interested in the cattle industry.
(PRWeb March 24, 2015) Read the full story at
DALLAS, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the
trend of reporting and focusing on America's most iconic viewsheds
and working landscapes, The Land Report announces the 2015 Land
Report Texas 10 presented by Republic Ranches, which highlights the
largest landowners and even...
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Herds of African cattle
may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like
malaria, which kills some 600,000 people a year, scientists said on
Friday. The researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that
cows are protected from a parasite that causes a deadly disease
called East Coast Fever if they have previously been infected with
Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is making the jump
to new consoles this year, with versions of Farming Simulator 15
bound for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 3 and
Xbox 360. Farming Simulator 15 will let players farm across North
America on a new Nordic environment, using more than 140 farming
machines, including new vehicles that are exclusive to consoles,
Cattle herders killed 82 people and wounded 25 in a village
in central Nigeria over grazing rights, police said on Tuesday,
less than two weeks before a national election in which political
and ethnic tensions are running high. Police went on Monday to
investigate the attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on the mostly
Christian Egba ethnic group at the weekend in the remote village
Agatu Iga in ...
Ryann Greenberg pushes for access to public records and
governmental meetings in the town of Southwest Ranches. The access
provides information about a town plan to approve a 1,500-bed
immigration-detention center, she says. The property is just up the
road from her house and those of many others. Southwest Ranches
Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce a 37% price reduction
on the historic 1,328-acre Capitol Creek Ranch, one of the largest
ranches for sale in the Aspen area. Now listed at $17 million, this
luxury real estate property offers stunning scenery with
end-of-the-road privacy. (PRWeb March 11, 2015) Read the full story