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Stock Poisoning Due to Scarcity of Food

Description: "It is generally recognized that the heaviest losses of livestock from poisonous plants occur in seasons when feed is short, but the intimate relation between such losses and the food supply does not seem to be appreciated at its full value. If it were understood and acted upon intelligently there would be much less complaint of harm done by poisonous plants." -- p. 2
Date: 1913
Creator: Marsh, C. Dwight (Charles Dwight)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Livestock Feed Costs: Concerns and Options

Description: Sharply higher feed costs, fueled by competing use demands for corn and soybeans and by rising energy prices, are affecting the beef, pork, dairy, and poultry industries. In contrast, wholesales prices for most animal products have held steady. Some analysts argue that current public policies, including financial incentives that divert corn from feed uses into ethanol production, have exacerbated if not caused these higher costs. Other factors include crop production declines due to weather, and higher global demand for consumption. Proposed options aimed at easing the impacts of higher feed costs include changes in ethanol incentives, use of conservation land for forage use, and direct aid to producers.
Date: June 30, 2008
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How Live Stock Is Handled in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky

Description: "The object of this bulletin is to show how livestock is handled and fits into the farm organization in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. The average successful farm of any long-established type will have various kinds of livestock distributed in about the proportion that owners or operators in general believe will pay best. Thus, a gradual process of selection is going on constantly in all agricultural regions, and it should be to the farmer's interest to know the best practice in his community and to have explained the economic advantages that have been secured by such practice. In this bulletin an effort has been made to bring out the fundamental practices that make for success with livestock in central Kentucky as determined by the practices of the more successful livestock farmers of that region." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Live-Stock Classifications at County Fairs

Description: "The chief value of livestock exhibitions or shows, whether under the auspices of community, county, state, or larger organizations, lies in their educational features. Livestock shows and fairs have been an important factor in the improvement of farm animals, since it is the show ring which designates the types and standards that breeders of animals strive to produce. These standards generally are based on market and economic demands.... While the chief value of exhibitions is educational, the livestock exhibits at county fairs are often so poorly classified that frequently the educational value is largely lost. It is the purpose of this bulletin to discuss in a general way some of the factors which, if properly handled, will help to increase the value of the county livestock exhibit." -- p. 3. Among the factors discussed are selection of judges, arrangement of exhibits, and rules and classifications.
Date: 1917
Creator: Ray, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Environmental Services Markets in the 2008 Farm Bill

Description: This report gives an overview of issues involved in the provisions of the 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-234, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act). It includes a brief overview describing environmental services markets, benefits and barriers, recent Congressional action related to the topics, and possible considerations.
Date: June 10, 2008
Creator: Johnson, Renée
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Identification and Meat Traceability

Description: This report focuses on animal ID and meat traceability. However, traceability, and the somewhat different but related concepts of “identity preservation” and “product segregation,” also pertain to other agricultural products (e.g., grains) and issues (e.g., genetically modified, or GM, crops; the labeling of GM foods; and the production and labeling of organic foods)
Date: June 28, 2005
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improving Range Conditions for Wartime Livestock Production

Description: "The improvement of range lands to meet the demands for increased livestock production for war purposes is highly important. To bring about the greatest improvement with the least expense it is necessary to know what kinds of range lands will best respond to improvement measures. This bulletin discusses range conditions and describes that characteristics of soil and forage by which the rancher may determine which of his lands are in need of improvement." -- p. i
Date: 1942
Creator: Renner, Frederic Gordon, 1897- & Johnson, E. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marketing Live Stock.

Description: A guide to buying and selling practices in livestock markets, domestic and foreign. Includes an overview of stock transport methods.
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potential Trade Implications of Restrictions on Antimicrobial Use in Animal Production

Description: This report is organized into three parts. First, it provides an overview of U.S. export markets for livestock and poultry products, and highlights key U.S. foreign trading partners. Second, it discusses policies in selected foreign markets that may restrict or limit the use of antimicrobial drugs in food animal production, including imports of animal products grown with these drugs. Third, it discusses some implications of these policies for U.S. livestock and poultry exports to selected foreign markets.
Date: December 8, 2010
Creator: Johnson, Renée
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sheep on Irrigated Farms in the Northwest

Description: "The present outlook for the sheep business appears to warrant the maintenance of many more farm flocks than are now being kept in these districts, and this bulletin is designed to further the expansion of the industry by pointing out its possibilities and by giving examples of good farm practice with sheep. The methods of handling and feeding sheep as practiced on 12 representative irrigated farms, large and small, and in various parts of the Northwest, are described in some detail. A few of these farms specialize in sheep, but on most of them the sheep enterprise is combined with some other major enterprise, such as dairying, hog raising, growing sugar beets, or orcharding. One of the more serious problems that the farmer must face in introducing sheep on an irrigated farm is that of pasture; hence special attention has been given to outlining methods to be followed in establishing pasture grasses and pasture supplements." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Jayne, S. O. (Stephen Oscar), b. 1878
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Identification: Overview and Issues

Description: This report provides information about animal identification and proposed solutions. Livestock industry groups, animal health officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been working to establish a nationwide identification (ID) system capable of quickly tracking animals from birth to slaughter, to deal with animal diseases and/or to satisfy foreign market specifications. Some consumer groups are among those who believe ID also would be useful for food safety or retail labeling purposes.
Date: February 19, 2009
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Corn-Belt Farming System Which Saves Harvest Labor by Hogging Down Crops

Description: "The system of farming herein outlined provides productive labor for practically the entire year and at the same time so distributes this labor as to make it possible for one man, practically without hired help, to handle a large acreage, making a net income considerably greater than is at present commonly obtained on farms of similar size in the corn-belt States." -- title page
Date: 1914
Creator: Drake, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Agriculture: Issues for the 106th Congress

Description: This report discusses a variety of animal agriculture issues that generated debate during the 106th Congress, including low livestock prices, especially for hogs. Economic difficulties have revived questions such as the impacts of consolidation in the livestock industry, and the price effects of animal imports from Canada and Mexico. This report also discusses a number of legislative proposals to assist livestock producers and enforce sanitary and phytosanitary standards, as well as continuing trade disputes and negotiations with China, the European Union, New Zealand, and Australia.
Date: September 2, 1999
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Agriculture: Issues in the 107th Congress

Description: A variety of animal agriculture issues, including prices, the impact of consolidation in the meat production/packing industry, trade, and the environmental impacts of large feedlots, continue to generate interest in Congress. This issue brief discusses these issues, as well as the 2002 farm bill, which contains several provisions affecting animal agriculture, including protections for contract growers, disaster assistance, country-of-origin labeling, and increased funding for conservation purposes.
Date: March 28, 2002
Creator: Heykoop, Jerry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Agriculture: Issues in the 107th Congress

Description: A variety of animal agriculture issues, including prices, the impact of consolidation in the meat production/packing industry, trade, and the environmental impacts of large feedlots, continue to generate interest in Congress. This issue brief discusses these issues, as well as the 2002 farm bill, which contains several provisions affecting animal agriculture, including protections for contract growers, disaster assistance, country-of-origin labeling, and increased funding for conservation purposes.
Date: May 24, 2002
Creator: Heykoop, Jerry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department