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by WLJ
2009 May 8
The American Lamb Board (ALB) is now soliciting the second round of cooperative funding programs. The Matching Grant Program and The Supplier Cooperative Funding Program were designed to leverage funds to further promote American Lamb. The Industry Matching Grant Program has $20,000 available to fund projects and activities that promote American Lamb.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Dealing with cattle just got easier with Powder Rivers new Cattlemans Double Down Tub and Alley. The double alleyway will make the cattle-working experience quicker and easier. They flow from the tub easier than ever with two nice openings to choose from when entering the double alley.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Grazing lands make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of the national land base. The wise management of these lands has environmental and economic implications that exceed common perception or understanding, says Bob Drake, chairman of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI).
2009 May 8
Twenty-five years ago when the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) only attracted about 60 folks, Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) were the hot topic of the time. Two weeks ago, BIF held their annual meeting and gathered more than 450 people. This time, the major topics of concern were DNA and genome mapping.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Amen to your editorial in the WLJ, 4-27-09 on R- CALF activities! It is hard to understand why leaders of an organization purporting to represent cattle producers continually bash their own product, beef. Until quite recently, we frequently read quotes of some R-CALF leaders stating their members raise cattle, not beef.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
The United States has an incredibly prosperous agricultural industry. Our livestock and poultry are among the healthiest in the world. However, even with all the preventative measures USDA already has in place, animal disease can still strike. A disease event can have far-reaching consequences, impacting more than just farmers with sick animals.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
R-CALF USA understands that Pete Crow is critical of R-CALF USAs seemingly unconventional strategy for achieving the organizational policies established by its thousands of cattle-producing members. Mr. Crows April 27 comments suggest that R-CALF USA is perhaps entering dangerous territory by taking its message directly to consumers.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Fed cattle markets were expected to trade lower last week although the competition between feedlots and packers remained deadlocked at midday last Thursday. Trade was predicted at $87 live and $140-142 dressed, down $1-2 from the prior week when cattle traded at $87.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
The hog and pork markets last week were the unfortunate victims of the spread of influenza believed to have originated in Mexico which was dubbed, inaccurately, swine flu, as the outbreak spread across borders.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources was at work last week conducting hearings on H.R. 1018, a bill which is also known as the Restoring Our American Mustangs (ROAM) Act. The legislation was initially introduced by Reps.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Amid the concern over the current flu outbreak, Russia has suspended imports of U.S. beef and poultry, as well as pork. The bans have been placed on shipments originating from plants in states which currently have confirmed cases of the virus circulating.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
This springs flooding in the northern Plains increases the probability that anthrax will appear this summer. Producers should seriously consider vaccinating their animals before spring turnout this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
On grasslands of the western Great Plains, livestock grazing typically outranks conservation efforts for rangeland managers. But these two conflicting issues could have a mutually beneficial solution, according to a new research article. In the current issue of Rangeland Ecology Management,.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
The restaurant (foodservice) channel is integral to beef producers business and livelihood. Figures from the National Restaurant Association indicate that consumers divide their food spending equally between foodservice and retail.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) hosted the inaugural Global Brangus Roundup on March 8, 2009, a one-day event held immediately after the 2009 IBBA Convention.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Marbling drives valuebased beef marketing. How to infuse enough of this quality-grade potential into herd geneticsor even how much is enoughhas remained something of a mystery. Thats partly because of the wide range of research results and advice, along with a segmented supply chain and erratic market signals.
by DTN
2009 May 1
The U.S. beef industry could lose $13.2 billion a year in market access overseas if a more robust livestock tracking system is not adopted, a study released by the Agriculture Department said last Wednesday. The report, written by university researchers, said the international market expects exporters to have animal identification and tracing systems.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Auctioneer: Jerry Lehman Ty Malek, Dan Konen, Tom Carlisle and Gary Gilbert held their first joint Big Sky Classic sale this year at the fairgrounds in Fort Benton. The quality, well-bred offering drew a large crowd, selling at mostly steady prices throughout the sale.


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