Jan 20 2017

Obama pens additional monuments

Cattle & Beef Industry News

Jan 20, 2017


—Expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument draws criticism

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was expanded via proclamation from President Barack Obama on Jan. 12, 2017, making the new monument approximately 112,000 acres. When established in 2000 by President Bill Clinton, it was the first monument designated solely for the preservation of its biodiversity.

BLM photo by Bob Wick

Now former President Barack Obama signed five more lame-duck national monument designations into existence in the very last days of his presidency, bringing his total actions under the Antiquities Act to an all-time record for any president. His Jan. 12 expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou and the California Coastal national monuments, along with three smaller designations, bring his total actions to 34.

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Jan 18 2017

Inspector of the Year

Here’s The Moos….               For Immediate Release / January 10, 2017

From the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association

P.O. Box 7517 / Albuquerque, New Mexico 87194


For further information, contact:  Caren Cowan

505.247.0584 phone / nmcga@nmagriculture.org email


Truby Named Cattle Growers’ Inspector of the Year

            Cathy Truby, Aztec, was named 2016 Livestock Inspector of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association at the Joint Stockmen’s Convention, held recently in Albuquerque.

The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association and its’ members depend on the Livestock Board and its’ force of inspectors each and every day and night of the year,” said Pat Boone, NMCGA President, Elida.   “We are pleased to be able to recognize Ms. Truby for her hard work, and thank her for her dedication to livestock producers in northwestern New Mexico.”

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Nov 08 2016

Ag Community Seeks Self-Insured Group for WCC

wc_sig_nmcga_brochureNew Mexico law now clearly requires that agricultural producers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, according to New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association (NMCGA) President Pat Boone, Elida.

“While there may be some attempt to change things in the 2017 Legislature,” Boone said, “agricultural businesses are required to have the coverage NOW.”

Workers’ comp insurance for the ranching industry can be as low as $9.00 to $11.00 per $100 of wages, Boone reported, but after one claim, ranchers are paying $18 per $100 and higher in the state’s high risk pool. It is less for farms, but it is still a hit that nobody can afford to take.

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Nov 07 2016

Pharmaceutical Use in Cattle – Online Course

Presented by West Texas A&M University

The course will equip persons involved in the management, administration, distribution or sale of pharmaceuticals used in cattle to maximize therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug-related problems and protect the wholesomeness of the food supply chain.

Graduate and undergraduate students throughout the country can easily access this web-based course to gain up-to-date information and training in veterinary labeled drugs, animal disease states, regulatory issues and public health topics.

Upon completing this course, students will have knowledge and skills that can positively impact educational, veterinary and economic outcomes by applying their drug knowledge resources to veterinary situations. 

This 3-credit hour online course is ideal for students majoring in; animal science, dairy science, feedyard/ranch management, ag education, ag communication, meat science, veterinary technology, and pre-veterinary medicine. Students are welcome to take the course on an individual basis and transfer the elective credit back to their home school.

Registration for the spring 2017 course begins immediately and closes the first week of class.  The course begins January 17, 2017.  The course is offered every spring, summer and fall semesters.

For information on course objectives, dates, syllabus, tuition or registration instructions visit http://wtamu.edu/academics/veterinary-pharmacy.aspx

For questions on this one-of-a-kind course contact the instructor, Elaine Blythe, PharmD. 

Your assistance in disseminating this unique educational opportunity would be greatly appreciated. 

Elaine Blythe, PharmD
Adjunct, West Texas A&M University, Agricultural Sciences
Adjunct, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
Associate Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology
St. Matthew’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Grand Cayman Island, BWI
Certified Online Instructor
Veterinary Pharmacist to NVRT
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Nov 05 2016

Are YOU Registered Yet?

Get registered for the 2016 Joint Stockmen’s Convention slated for December 1 through 4 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque quick. The Early Bird Deadline is November 21 and rooms at the Crowne are going fast!  You can now register online at www.nmagriculture.org/store

And here’s a look at this year’s schedule      

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