American Bucking Bull, Inc. (ABBI) is the official registry for the bucking bull industry. We have over 80,000 animals registered. We also have Classic and Futurity events, produced in conjunction with the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) across the United States. ABBI payouts for these events in 2008 was over $1,792,929.00. Our breeders are also looking for recipient cows for their IVF programs.
PGI announces the Honda HS-101V veterinary ultra-portable ultrasound scanner. It’s the latest in solid-state digital technology available! Weighing just under 5 pounds, Honda HS-101V comes with a 2-hour battery pack and shoulder strap so you can use it anywhere. It has a large easy-to-see LCD screen as well as Sun/Glare Shield for excellent diagnoses even in bright light situations.
The list of environmental regulations governing the beef industry continues to grow as environmental concerns come to the forefront and animal rights activities continue to develop. The newest legislation governing beef producers applies to feedlot owners with 1,000 or more head in confinement. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that all large CAFOs must notify state and local emergency response officials about ammonia and hydrogen sulfide emissions from their operations if they emit 100 pounds or more of these substances during any 24-hour period.
Ever since David Petty began farming in the 1970s and building his herd of commercial Black Angus cattle, one of his prime objectives has been to be environmentally conscious to leave the land in better shape than it was when he began working the land. From leased pasture land to starting his own ranch in 1987, Petty has continually worked to make improvements on the fragile, hilly land that had previously been turned black and planted to row crops. Petty’s Iowa River Ranch, which is located along the east side of the Iowa River near Eldora, IA, has been shaped and molded on that premise. "Our goal has always been to continue to improve the environment while at the same time enhancing productivity and profitability," says Petty.
Are we living in a state of crisis? We must ask ourselves this, when we live in a world where we have to bailout Ford and General Motors, the $50 billion collapse of the semi-exclusive fund run by legendary investor Bernie Madoff, and key people such as, Richard L. Bond, President and CEO of Tyson, are gone. We live in a world where the doom and gloom continues… 7.2 percent unemployment, 11.2 million people without work, and 500,000 lost jobs each month since October. This is the world we live in today.
Colostrum management is the critical link in establishing a healthy calf. This practice, in addition to keeping the calf clean, dry and comfortable during the nursing period is of primary concern to insure the calf leaves the hutch in optimal condition. According to research conducted at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, colostrum protection levels can vary from cow to cow.