08-13-19 CAB: Fetus to Feedyard

CAB: Fetus to Feedyard

Immunometabolism’s impact on animal health

Story and photos by Kylee Kohls

This isn’t a research topic you’d find at the middle-school science fair.

It’s so new, research is just beginning to explore this 16-letter term for immune cells sharing nutrients with major organs: immunometabolism. So far, there are still more questions than answers.

Barry Bradford, animal scientist at Kansas State University, presented his work with cattle at the American Society of Animal Scientists annual meetings in July.

That interaction of cells competing, sharing and utilizing nutrients is especially key in times of illness, he said.

“The body makes a lot of adaptations to make sure the immune system has what it needs to combat infection,” Bradford said. The same systems collaborate with metabolism for growth, development and health throughout life – from fetus to feedyard or pasture. Continue reading

08-02-19 CAB: Jerry Bohn to receive FQF Industry Achievement Award

Jerry Bohn to receive FQF Industry Achievement Award

Story and photos by Miranda Reiman

When the opportunity knocked the first time, cattle feeder Jerry Bohn said “no.”

“I turned the Pratt job down once, before we made the decision to come here,” he says. With a young family and a career at CattleFax, “it was a hard move.” Continue reading

05-03-19 CAB: Colvin Scholarship Winners Named…$33,500 for Beef Community’s Future

Colvin Scholarship Winners Named…$33,500 for Beef Community’s Future

by Micah Mensing

Six college students in beef and related studies have earned $33,500 in scholarships from the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand.

Established in 1999, CAB’s Colvin Scholarship Fund has supported education of more than 70 future leaders in agriculture and animal science. It honors the brand’s founding executive director of 21 years, Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, carrying on his legacy of making dreams a reality and inspiring others to do their best.

2019 Colvin Scholarship Awards:

$7,500 – Kylie Phillips, Inverness, Fla. — University of Florida
$6,500 – Claudia Hissong, Greencastle, Penn. — Kansas State University
$5,000 – Kaylynn Kiker, Allison, Texas – Texas Tech University
$4,000 – Gabrielle DiRusso, Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University
$3,000 – Tanner Wansing, Dixon, Mo. – Lincoln University

Graduate Awards:

$7,500 – Chandler Steele, Bryan, Texas – Texas A&M University

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