Oct. 10, 2006 Business Digest

Web site basic topic of workshop
A four-hour workshop on setting up a Web site for a small business will be held Nov. 11 at Clovis Community College. Topics will include domain registration, creating and updating content, advertising and selling online, and optimizing for search engines.
The workshop is offered through the Small Business Development Center. Cost is $25.
Register by calling the SBDC at 769-4136.
A list of SBDC workshops is posted at www.clovis.edu/sbdcworkshops.

Texas cattle get TB-free bill of health
Texas has regained cattle tuberculosis-free status, according to a Texas Animal Health Commission news release.
The status was lost in 2002 after two TB-infected cattle herds were detected in Texas, the release said.
Since September 2003, more than 335,000 cows in Texas’ 818 dairies and nearly 129,000 beef cattle in 2,014 of the state’s seed stock or purebred herds have been tested for cattle TB, in a bid to ensure that all TB infection had been detected and eliminated, and that effective disease surveillance has been implemented, according to the release.
USDA regulations also allow the 150,000 or so breeding and dairy cattle moved from Texas to other states each year to be shipped without a TB test, the release said.
State officials advise cattle producers to request a TB test before accepting shipment of animals if purchasing cattle from other states.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ News Editor Jean Verlich. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: