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by WLJ
2008 December 19
A pen is a terrible thing to lose. Or so it seems for guys who are particular about their writing instruments. Most women I know including me, either have a handful of miscellaneous pens in their purse or none at all. Since I usually carry hoards of pens around, I normally dont notice if ones missing, and loaning one out isnt a big deal.
2008 December 16
Following is a listing of the requirements for importing cattle into individual states. Because regulations are changed frequently, producers moving cattle across state lines should always contact the state veterinarian for the most current import requirements.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
The Sept. 1 Cattle on Feed report showed an overall decline in the number of cattle on feed. According to USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), cattle on feed in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 10 million head, down 3 percent from the same date last year and 9 percent below Sept.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Cash cattle trade at midweek showed good numbers of cattle trading hands in the southern Plains at prices mostly steady to slightly lower than the previous week. Trade came at $98-99 in Kansas, Colorado and Texas, however, most trade in the north and Corn Belt region was at a standstill as of mid-day last Thursday.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Agiculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently led a U.S. Agribusiness Trade and Investment Mission to the Central American region Sept. 21-24 to further promote two-way cooperation, trade and investment between the U.S. and companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Massive beef recalls in both the U.S. and Canada in 2008 prompted many consumer watchdog groups to question the sanitation procedures of beef plants and to worry that USDAs and CFIAs inspection processes are inadequate. This news from CFIA is extremely encouraging, said Graeme McRae, Bioniche CEO.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Superior Stampede, a division of Superior Livestock Auction, recently entered into a joint venture with the Union Ganadera Regional De Chihuahua (UGRCH), the cattlemens union for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Under terms of the agreement, UGRCH will act as the exclusive representative for all cattle sold by Superior Stampede that enter the U.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
As the investigation continued, two additional affected dairy herds were identified, both containing a single infected animal. These findings mean that California no longer meets the requirements for accredited-free status.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Legislation which threatens the ability of American horse owners to freely move their livestock and market them as they see fit has recently made progress in Washington, D.C. The bill, titled the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (or H.R. 6598), passed by a voice vote in the Sept.
2008 December 16
Packers realized they were offered an easy way of dealing with the new label requirements. As one would expect, packers have taken the path of least resistance and plan to use the catch-all label, Product of Canada, Mexico and USA. Well call it the North American label.
2008 December 16
The market talk was casual until the producer leaned over and said, We just marketed a 90.8 percent calf crop with an average weight of 560 pounds at 189 days of age. The room grew quiet. Are you sure? a neighbor asked. Yep, but I was just average. Maybe someday I can manage my way to the upper third, the rancher replied.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
The fourth component is meticulously touched by Knight, If USDA decides to make all or parts of the NAIS mandatory, APHIS [Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service] will follow the normal rulemaking process. With rules, laws, inspections, taxes, regulations, or licensing comes next, the fourth component .
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Exports of beef and beef variety meats from Colorado surged 81 percent in the first half of 2008 as compared to the same period of 2007. At $241 million, the January to June 2008 level is the highest since 2003 and is the highest level on record.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Cattle producers can accomplish significant genetic improvement in a short period when using effective selection tools, such as expected progeny differences (EPDs), to deal with moderately heritable traits. The Limousin breeds phenotypic trends in scrotal circumference (SC), docility and carcass traits illustrate that fact.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
One of the advantages of fall-calving compared to spring (late winter) calving is the pleasant weather that the cow/calf operator finds at 2:00 AM when he or she goes out to check the heifers. The downside of fall calving is the fact that these cows and heifers are not being fed from the truck or hay feeder.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Two beef producers from Nebraska and Iowa took part in a U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) U.S. Beef Checkoff-sponsored promotion, made possible through the financial support of the Nebraska Beef Council and the Iowa Beef Industry Council, that helped boost weekend sales of U.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
This years tour includes areas we havent visited on All Breeds Cattle Tours in the past, said North Dakota Stockmens Association Member Services Director Tracey Koester, the tour coordinator. Were glad to add some great new stops and beautiful scenery along the way.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Every year, funds raised at the Citizen of the West dinner contribute to the education of future agricultural leaders. With more than 1,000 scholarships awarded since 1983, the National Western Scholarship Trust is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs available to youth interested in pursuing degrees in agriculture or rural medicine.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) regrets to report the early departure of great industry allies, Meg Smith and George Hammond, from the Montana Board of Livestock (MBOL). Smith and Hammond have spent 11-and-a-half years on the board, originally appointed by Gov.


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