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by WLJ
2009 January 9
The de-listing of 30 U.S. processing plants as approved exporters by Mexico on Dec. 23 was considered by many in the U.S. to be a retaliation for Country-of- Origin Labeling (COOL). Mexico claimed sanitary concerns were the reason for the suspension, which has since been lifted on all but one processing plant.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently released the Spring 2009 EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) as updated by Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock. EPDs on individual animals can be accessed through the Data Searches feature on the associations Web site, www.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
Some of the Wests best work and show horses will be up for bid next February as part of Nevadas favorite ranch hand weekend. The Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend will celebrate its 20th year from Thursday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 1, 2009. Thirty teams will vie for honors Saturday and Sunday at the Ranch Hand Rodeo.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) announced that Forrest L. Roberts will be its next chief executive officer. Roberts, 42, will start Jan. 20, 2009. We are thrilled Forrest will be joining us as CEO of the National Cattlemens Beef Association.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
Fourteen grants totaling more than $620,000 have been awarded through the Advancing Colorados Renewable Energy (ACRE) program. ACRE is administered by the Colorado Agricultural Value Added Development Board which encourages and promotes business projects that add value to agricultural products, as well as agricultural energy-related projects.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
Sarah Sal Forbes of Sheridan, WY, was honored as the first woman inducted into the Saddle and Sirloin Clubs portrait gallery at a Nov. 16, 2008, ceremony. The presentation was at the Executive West Hotel during the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) on Nov.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
The Herd In A Tank package will sell as one unit at the Mile High Classic Sale scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 in the sale arena in the Yards. The tank, semen and embryos were donated and the auction proceeds will benefit the Junior Red Angus Stockgrowers Contest that takes place Jan.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Colorado recorded a total of 2,927 Angus with the American Angus Association (AAA) during fiscal year 2008 which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of AAA.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
Manure from livestock producers, both large and small, has historically been viewed as a liability because of time needed to scrape, load, haul and spread. However, this is no longer the case.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
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by WLJ
2009 January 9
The holidays are over and 2009 lies ahead. Everywhere you look, prognosticators are predicting what the new year will hold for the world. The two predictions I can make for this year are that no prediction will be completely correct, and that the road ahead is likely to be volatile and unpredictable for the agriculture industry.
2009 January 9
Farmers, ran ch ers and horse owners can get significant tax deductions by making noncash charitable contributions of farm property to qualified doneessuch as agricultural schools or government programs.
2009 January 9
The commonsense process of buying bulls has not changed much. The requirements are simple. The bull needs four decent legs, a bit of appropriate muscle indicative of the product, and a functioning reproductive system. Cost usually determines which bull one brings home.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
Most fed cattle trade appeared to be set for a Friday event last week as the New Year holiday interrupted the weeks business. There were a few cattle sold in Nebraska at $135 dressed, although the numbers were not enough to call the weeks trend.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
Retail grocers are heading into January with a lot of unanswered questions relating to consumer demand for all products, and for meat, in particular. Now that the holidays and the spending that traditionally accompanies them are over, consumers will be faced with the reality of an economy in recession, analysts said.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
For the first time in 30 years, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand annual sales reached 634 million pounds. In fiscal 2008, 15,000 CAB licensees in 46 countries achieved an 8.8 percent increase, or 51 million pounds more than 2007 sales. Despite a challenging economy, the brand saw six of its historical top 10 sales months in the past year.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
Mexico halted shipments from 30 U.S. meat processors Dec. 23, citing concerns over what officials termed technical and sanitary issues. However, many industry sources said last week the suspension was in retaliation for the implementation of U.S.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
The American Meat Institute (AMI) filed a challenge to Californias ban on the slaughter of nonambulatory livestock on Dec. 24. The lawsuit expands on one filed by the National Meat Association (NMA). AMI is seeking to prevent the enforcement of the states current ban on the slaughter of any downer animals by federally inspected plants in the state.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
In todays economy, investors are scrambling for the next surething. The ups and downs of Wall Street and boom-or-bust commodity prices have sent investors searching for any safe place to settle.


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