Mochi “Mo” Richert, the peanut butter loving St Bernard from South Dakota, has out-licked her competition and is verified with Guinness World Records as the Longest tongue on a dog (current).
Owners, Craig and Carla Richert accompanied by their rescued dog visited the ASA Headquarters recently. Read their story here.
Carla, Craig and Mochi Richert
Greg Henderson | November 8, 2017
The World Health Organization, in direct conflict with U.S. policy, released recommendations regarding the use of antibiotics in agriculture. The WHO’s new guidelines are aimed at curbing the rise of global antibiotic resistance, and WHO asks the world’s farmers to help by changing the way they raise their animals.
Specifically, the WHO’s new guidelines detail how farmers should use “medically important” antibiotics, noting that many farmers have been overusing antibiotics on animals to promote growth and prevent illness. That overuse, WHO says, has led to the development of new strains of infectious bacteria that have become resistant to modern medicines. Continue reading.
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"We are elated to have Dr. Endecott joining our team. She will certainly bring a unique dimension to our already potent youth development programs, as her breadth of experience and educational background is extraordinary. " ~ Wade Shafer
In addition to Extension work, she taught beef cattle management and livestock feeding classes during her time at MSU. She was also involved with student extracurricular activities where she advised both the Collegiate Stockgrowers at MSU and the Academic Quadrathlon team. Under her guidance, the Collegiate Stockgrowers club has been effective in building young beef cattle industry leaders, several of whom now hold positions of leadership in the Young Stockgrowers group of the Montana Stockgrowers Association.
Endecott developed the MSU AQ program, which is a four-part animal science contest where four-person teams compete in an oral presentation, written exam, hands-on lab practicum, and a double-elimination quiz bowl. Since reviving MSU's participation in this contest in 2012, her teams have won the regional contest twice, which earned them the right to compete at the national contest against schools whose animal science departments are much larger than MSU's entire College of Agriculture. Only four teams compete at the national contest, where MSU's best finish has been second overall.
Looking forward to assuming her ASA duties in the beginning of January to work with youth and adult members of ASA alike she says, "The American Simmental Association is well known for their practical focus on science-based information and educational outreach. I'm excited for the opportunity to work with such a progressive group. I am passionate about leadership development and building young leaders for the beef cattle and broader agriculture industries. ASA's investment in youth development is admirable and I look forward to building on that success in the future."
The winners were announced during the 2017 National Classic Awards banquet, on July 14, 2017, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Five Gold Awards winners were named to receive scholarship stipends in the amount of $3,000 each, while 11 Silver Awards, worth $2,000 each, were also awarded. The total value of the combined Merit Award scholarships is $37,000, funded through direct support from the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation. All awards are required to be used for post-secondary educational purposes. 2017. Go here: http://www.goo.gl/pEVpb6.
NATIONAL SHOWS AMERICAN ROYAL
Simmental Junior Heifers
Tuesday, September 12th
Wednesday, October 25th
Thursday, October 26th
Friday, October 27th
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Simmental Open Shows:
Sun., October. 29
East Side Hale Arena
are eligible for the
“ASA RING OF CHAMPIONS 2017-2018”.
2017 American Royal
2017 North American
2018 National Western
2018 Fort Worth Stock Show
• Purebred Simmental Heifer of the Year
• Purebred Simmental Bull of the Year
• Percentage Simmental Heifer of the Year
• Percentage Simmental Bull of the Year
Visit: www.simmental.org/ringofchamps to print information.
|ASA Fall Focus 2017 Willie Altenburg|
The educational speakers included the following: Dr. Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University (NDSU), who gave an overview of the state's agricultural industry; Dr. Lauren Hanna, NDSU, who explained the basics of animal breeding and genetic selection; Dr. Rick Funston, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), who spoke about increasing productive efficiency in cattle; Dr. Matt Spangler, UNL, who spoke to how genetic advancements can be used to create an ideal system for beef cattle breeding; and Dr. Mitch Abrahamsen, past Vice President of Research and Development at Cobb-Vantress, spoke about the poultry industry, highlighting the rapid genetic advancement the industry has seen, and how beef cattle breeders can apply those principles to keep up with a growing population. A panel of breeders spoke to using economic selection indexes to aid in genetic selection for profitability in beef cattle. ASA staff provided project updates, including progress on the feeder profit calculator, cow herd DNA roundup, the genetic evaluation using BOLT, state association programs, and more. Videos of the educational presentations can be viewed at www.fallfocus.org .
The 2018 Fall Focus will be held at the ASA National Headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, August 25th through 27th. The event will include a 50 year celebration, educational day, and interactive meetings.