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by WLJ
2016 December 30
Belezzuoli graduated from St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School in 1969, Hanford High in 1973, attended College of the Sequoias and graduated from the Missouri Auction School as a Colonel in 1974. He showed beef cattle in 4-H and FFA and played basketball for Hanford High School.
by WLJ
2016 December 30
Steven Stockham, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology in the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will be officially presented the honor at the association’s annual conference and Iverson Bell Symposium March 10-12, 2017 in Washington, D.
2016 December 30
burst. We are now back down to more historic spread levels. I don’t think we will see another drop quite so dramatic as inventory and price expectations have returned to levels that should permit some participants at all levels of the supply chain to be profitable.
2016 December 23
Year-to-date broiler exports for the first 10 months of the year are up 2.5 percent over one year ago. Beef exports in October were 16.9 percent above last year with year-to-date beef exports up 9.4 percent. Meat exports have accelerated recently with year-over-year July to October pork exports up 6.
2016 December 23
His research emphasis was on the use of protein and energy nutrition and animal management techniques to improve the production efficiency of beef cattle. He was author or coauthor of more than 330 research publications and was nationally recognized for research excellence with the American Society of Animal Science Ruminant Nutrition Award.
2016 December 23
“They’re not talking about feeling queasy after a big holiday meal, or heartburn from a convenience store burrito. That statistic refers to illnesses caused by foodborne germs such as salmonella, E. coli and listeria,” said Russ Daly, Professor, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Veterinarian and State Public Health Veterinarian.
by USDA
2016 December 23
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the agency will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The announcement includes new CRP practices to protect water quality and adds an additional 1.
by WLJ
2016 December 23
Over 2,900 runners participated in the 38th annual Living History Farms Race held at Living History Farms in Urbandale, IA, in November. The seven-mile off-road race took runners through creek crossings and other obstacles on the cold November morning.
2016 December 23
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is unlikely to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report concludes, pointing to a number of issues with the law and possible solutions for making it work better.
2016 December 23
The answer is often yes. Depending on conditions, the ability to provide bedding to feedlot pens is certainly a valuable tool to increase cattle comfort and performance during extreme weather conditions in the Northern Plains. Cattle producers should begin making plans and preparations now if they are considering implementing a bedding program.
2016 December 23
The Christmas rally in wholesale beef markets in mid-December as boxed beef prices headed into the last half of the month at the highest levels since early September. Choice boxed beef price has risen 6.7 percent from the late October low and was only 2.
by WLJ
2016 December 23
Cline is a fifth generation cattle producer. He attended Iowa State University for one year before returning to his family farm to live out his passion of beef calf production. Cline and his wife, Linda, operate a crop and Angus-based commercial cow/calf herd in Fayette and Clayton Counties in northeast Iowa.
by WLJ
2016 December 23
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) on Dec. 7 obtained a court order sanctioning an Auburn, WA, meat processing facility that has refused to stop operations despite losing its license two years ago due to violations of food safety regulations.
2016 December 23
An over-wintering, cow/ calf beef herd produces manure—quite a lot of it. In one day, the average 1,250-pound beef cow produces 75 pounds of manure and urine. This manure has approximately 0.31 pound of nitrogen (not all of this is retained), 0.19 pound of phosphate and 0.
2016 December 23
Yucca plants develop rapidly once established on drier rangeland sites. They produce a deep taproot that competes aggressively for the limited water in these soils. Since cattle rarely eat it during summer, grass production decreases while yucca thrives.
2016 December 23
Our lives are made up of moments and the many decisions they contain. Some math whiz figured we make 35,000 “decisions” daily, depending on the definition— that’s one every two seconds you’re awake. Every word you say (certainly every one you write) is a choice.
2016 December 23
The net result was a 10 percent increase in revenue for the smaller-framed cows, when compared with the larger-framed cows, based on steer calf performance. Although the smallerframed cows’ revenue per finished steer was lower, $821.81 versus largerframed cows at $895.


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