Industry

Clenbuterol still a problem

Jul 14, 2011 by Drovers
More than 2,000 athletes that are to compete in the 14th FINA World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai will not be eating Chinese beef or pork due to continued problems with clenbuterol use in livestock.

How far can a weed seed travel?

Jul 14, 2011 by Drovers
Remember that trip some months back, or even last year, when you went out of state in your pickup truck. Very uneventful; everything was fine when you returned home. And the next day you continued with your daily chore

Are farmers exempt from Illinois sales tax?

Jul 13, 2011 by Drovers
This question seems to come up often. The answer to the question, however, is "No"! Farmer's are not exempt from sales tax but some equipment they buy may be exempt. To explain this we must first know the history of thi

Cattlemen's Beef Board chairman resigns

Jul 12, 2011 by Drovers
Tom Jones, Pottsville, Ark., tendered his resignation as chairman of the Cattlemen's Beef Board. He also notified the Secretary of Agriculture of his resignation as a member of the Beef Board.

New vet school for Tennessee?

Jul 11, 2011 by Drovers
Lincoln Memorial University has notified the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of its intent to initiate a College of Veterinary and Comparative Medicine.

Dave Wood: Pasture-to-plate pioneer

Jul 11, 2011 by Drovers
In the beef industry, we could say: "Everyone talks about producing for the consumer, but just a few do anything about it." Dave Wood, of Harris Feeding Company and Harris Ranch Beef Company, is one of those few.

Staph food poisoning and pets

Jul 10, 2011 by Drovers
Food animals are increasing becoming the target for food-poisoning problems and zoonotic diseases. But we often forget about the role other animals play, including our own beloved pets.

Beef Market Central

Jul 08, 2011 by Drovers
Jim Miles of Merck Animal Health introduces a new app for cattle feeders -- Beef Market Central -- which puts a wealth of timely market information at the user's fingertips.