From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:
Montgomery, AL – With Hurricane Matthew approaching Florida’s east coast, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA), Alabama Horse Council and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services to confirm temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock including horses and cattle. “We stand ready to assist our neighbors in any way we can as Hurricane Matthew sets its sights on Florida’s Atlantic coast,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan.
In preparation for this storm, Alabama’s State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier has been in contact with Florida’s State Veterinarian on planning the potential evacuation of certain livestock and animals. There are five sheltering facilities that are equipped to accommodate these animals at this time. These facilities Read the rest of this entry »
Right now beef and dairy producers can take advantage of free online BQA certification courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc and the BQA program. And in our weekly “BQA Quality Report”, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs Josh White, executive director of producer education for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, hopes producers will take advantage of this opportunity.
Pictured L-R during the “Fiery 4” plaque presentation are ACA Past President Jimmy Holliman of Dallas County, Big Mike’s Steakhouse owners Mike Cole, Scott Powell, Clark County Cattlemen’s Association representative James Dixon and Big Mike’s Steakhouse owner Caine Conway
MONTGOMERY, AL— Big Mike’s Steakhouse of Thomasville has been named the winner of the 2016 Alabama’s Best Steak contest.
The Alabama’s Best Steak contest kicked off July 18 with a nominations round that generated votes for more than 140 Alabama restaurants. The eight most-represented restaurants moved on to compete in the “Elite 8” Facebook photo challenge where fans “reacted” to their favorite restaurant’s ribeye steak picture. After a week of fiery Facebook competition, four restaurants with Read the rest of this entry »
The Georgia National Fair kicks off this Thursday in Perry, and in this week’s Beef Board report, Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia says the board will be there talking with consumers from across the state.
There is a variety of good information about beef on the internet, and the Florida Beef Council has recommendations of where consumers should go. In this week’s Florida beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes says there is a great site to learn more.
A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability is now available for 2017. (Oct. 3, 2016) The Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Redbook from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association helps cattle producers effectively and efficiently record their daily production efforts.
Florida beef and dairy producers are being encouraged to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified for free. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says you can do so online now through November 13.
We told you a couple of weeks ago that this year’s Georgia Beef Team had been selected. And according to Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia, those Beef Team members have all completed training and are ready to go.
The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association recognizes the need to cultivate future leaders of the association and industry. And one way they are doing that is through the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP), which is funded in part by the Alabama State Beef Checkoff. Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says Class 3 will be taking an industry tour this weekend.
During a recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack suggested some actions, either in an appropriations bill or the next farm bill, to help USDA help dairy producers.
Another early detection and screening process for HLB has been developed at the University of California, Davis. Cristina Davis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is using volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as indicators of disease in trees. VOCs are odors that are emitted by all living things. These odors can be very meaningful, because they […]
HLB pre-screening through analyzing plant metabolism holds potential to be a relatively inexpensive option for growers. Caroline Slupsky, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the Department of Technology at the University of California, Davis, is looking at the metabolism of citrus trees and analyzing changes as indicators of stress and disease. […]