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by WLJ
2017 June 16
He was born on June 14, 1938 in Hamilton, the son of Elwood and Velma Crowell Holland. Ron graduated from Hamilton High School in 1955. After graduation, he worked for several farmers and also on an oil drilling rig in the area. He then served in the United States Army at Fort Carson, CO.
2017 June 9
It’s a unique time in global beef markets with a wide range of issues providing challenges and opportunities among many of the major beef exporting countries. USDA-FAS (Foreign Agricultural Service) estimates published in April project the top five beef exporting countries in 2017, in order, as India, Brazil, Australia, the U.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
CS Beef Packers began processing cattle at its new facility in Kuna, ID, on May 30, according to a press release. The meat packing facility was created through a joint venture between the J.R. Simplot Company and Caviness Beef Packers.
by DTN
2017 June 9
Ron Suppes told members of the House Agriculture Committee last Wednesday he would rather be back in Kansas planting his spring crop, but protecting international aid from budget cuts was important enough for him to take time out just to explain it to them.
by USDA
2017 June 9
“County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally to best serve their needs,” said Acting FSA Administrator Chris Beyerhelm. “We strongly encourage all eligible producers to visit their local FSA office today to find out how to get involved in their county’s election.
2017 June 9
“I encourage cattle producers to stream this series if they are interested in receiving information and insight on the many steps which go into designing the genetic framework of the cow herd, starting with heifer development,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension cow-calf field specialist.
by DTN
2017 June 9
The town of Ashland, KS, lies along what was once a military road from Fort Dodge (near Dodge City, KS) to the north and Fort Supply, OK, in the Indian Territory to the south. The town of 816 people sits along the road where soldiers and supplies moved nearly 150 years ago.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
In a press release, OIE said the aim is to achieve “A world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that complement the pursuit of animal health, human wellbeing, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.
2017 June 9
The drought map is a product of a working relationship among the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, the USDA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This tool needs to be used and integrated into the cattle operation.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
Fresh green grass is a welcome sight come spring. However, early spring grass with limited growth or volume should be approached with caution when it’s used as the sole source of nutrition for recently-calved cows. With limited grass volume, cows can expend more protein and energy than they are taking in and lose body condition.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
Don owned and operated the Don Oppliger Companies, which include feedlots, farms and ranches spread across roughly 150,000 acres in Texas, New Mexico and Nebraska. He began his business in 1980 with rented farmland in Hereford, TX, and quickly began expanding it with the purchase of a 15,000-head feedlot in Farwell, TX.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
The trial involving Beef Products Inc. (BPI) against ABC News over news reports about lean, finely textured beef (LFTB) started last week in Union County Court located in Elk Point, SD.
2017 June 9
Beef exports reached 99,786 metric tons (mt) in April, up 13 percent from a year ago, valued at $550.4 million, up 14 percent. For January through April, beef exports were up 14 percent in volume (392,001 mt) and 18 percent in value ($2.16 billion) compared to the same period last year.
by DTN
2017 June 9
Last week, J&F Investments, the firm that controls JBS SA, agreed to pay a fine of $3.2 billion (10.3 billion reais) for its role in a bribery scandal that involved Brazilian President Michel Temer, as well as past presidents in the country. Reuters reported JBS will have 25 years to pay off the fine.
2017 June 9
It’s been an interesting year for climate, as we could tell halfway through the spring. A parade of wind storms, fires, blizzards and floods moved swiftly by, leaving every cattle farm and ranch to cope with those and the peculiarities of an early or late spring, with too little or too much moisture.
2017 June 9
While cash fed cattle and feeder cattle, and wholesale beef overwhelmingly continued their upward motion, futures stalled out last Tuesday with limitdown losses in feeder contracts. However, strong beef demand and good fundamentals in the cattle and beef complexes seem to be keeping things up.


by WLJ
2017 June 9
The brucellosis eradication program that began in the 1930s was wildly successful. On the human front, it took a zoonotic disease that infected roughly 6,000 people annually in the 1940s down to roughly 160 cases annually today, with nearly all of those infections being contracted abroad.


2017 June 9
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court on May 30, claims the brand law is unconstitutional and puts an unreasonable burden on commerce. It also seeks injunctive relief prohibiting the future enforcement of the Brand Act as well as other appropriate relief, includ ing.


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