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2017 February 10
Livestock producers found some reason to smile over government regulations in late January as the Department of Interior announced a reduction in 2017 grazing fees. The new fee will be $1.87 per animal unit month (AUM), or head per month (HM), on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.


by WLJ
2017 February 10
Gates graduated from New Mexico State University in December 1971 with a degree in Ag Biology. She and Richard married in the Episcopal Church in La Union, NM, on Jan. 29, 1972 and lived at the Espejo Ranch in Webb and Dimmit County, TX, for many years before moving to a new ranch in Marfa, TX, in 1989.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Last Tuesday, the House passed a short, targeted bill that aims to get rid of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) “Planning 2.0.” The effort—as well as a companion bill introduced in the Senate— is being undertaken under the Congressional Review Act.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
After completing the prestigious Ranch Management Program at Texas Christian University in 1973, Bonds earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree there two years later. He became active in beef industry circles, serving as President of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association from 2013 to 2016.
2017 February 10
Initially, the number of entries for the bulls was higher than the normal average, but this winter hasn’t been easy on anything. Many bulls stayed home for various reasons, and nearly 100 head fewer went through the ring. The opening day of shows is the range—ready show, where loose bulls are shown and exhibited.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
“We normally background our steers and sell them as feeders,” said Yackley. “But we were curious to see what was under the hide of these Red Angus cattle, so we decided to finish some of last year’s steer crop. The first group to go were out of our 2-year-old heifers and were bred AI [artificial insemination] to one Red Angus sire.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Actions of the new administration are like “a dog on ice chasing a marble,” Dana Perino told an audience at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Nashville, TN, Feb. 3. “You have to expect the unexpected.


by WLJ
2017 February 10
Members of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW) gathered in Nashville, TN, for their annual convention. The ANCW meetings were held Jan. 30- 31 in conjunction with the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.


by WLJ
2017 February 10
More than 9,300 people attended the convention, shattering the previous record of 8,200, to engage in a grassroots policy process, hear from industry experts and attend the expansive tradeshow. Attendees enjoyed live music all week and closed the convention with a night at the Grand Ole Opry.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Ten college students were awarded the 2017-2018 $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Nashville, TN. The scholarship was sponsored by the CME Group and administered by.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
The NCBA recognized the 2016 Top Hand Club winners for excelling in recruiting new members. Pictured (from left) are: Dave Daley, President of the California Cattlemen's Association, accepting for Billy Flournoy, Champion Recruiter; Melody Benjamin, second place; and Ryan Higbie, third place.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
A recent independent survey of cattle producers found 69 percent continue to approve of the Beef Checkoff Program. The survey showed that the more producers know about the program, the more supportive they are. The survey also found that producers are generally more optimistic about the cattle industry than they were a year ago.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Ranchers across the country have long recognized the value of Red Angus females as the foundation of a profitable cow herd. Now, independent research validates those years of cattle production experience with tangible data proving the Red Angus heifer’s worth.




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