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by WLJ
2009 March 6
Cargill has begun construction on an expansion of its Plainview, TX, beef plant, according to the plant?s general manager, Jim Rathke. The expansion adds a finely textured beef operation to the existing facility, and beef product that is 93 percent to 96 percent lean as an ingredient in the company?s ground beef, Rathke said.
2009 March 6
Harry?s first cowboy job was when he was 14 and his last when he was 75 for his good friend Paul Lowrey. He also packed in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, rode race horses, working in a rock quarry and logged. He had many stallions and brood mares through the years.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Sale Calendar is a service to our advertisers. There is a minimum advertising requirement to be eligible to be listed in the sale calendar. Contact your fieldman for more information, or to have your date added to the Sale Calendar. We will only run auction sale dates or private treaty start dates.
by WLJ
2009 February 27
With producers in Canada and Mexico eyeing the U.S. trade practices suspiciously and waiting for answers, a U.S. group recently seized the opportunity to offer them a forum to express their displeasure with trade agreements. The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) met in Billings, MT, and brought together livestock groups from the U.
by WLJ
2009 February 27
The cash fed cattle market improved some last week as futures markets posted increases in early week trade and cutout values finally found a level of support. Those two factors helped improve sentiment, and trade looked to be steady to $1 higher when it developed.
2009 February 20
The IRS is focusing more on audits in the farming, livestock and horse industries in which taxpayers are claiming six figures or more in tax deductions. This often pertains to taxpayers who are employed full time in a profession and operate the farm or other activity on a parttime basis, often relying on managers and contract employees.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
Canadian beef exporters will have access to the lucrative Saudi Arabian market for the first time since 2003, said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. ?Step by step, this government is reopening markets to Canadian beef producers,? said Ritz.
2009 February 20
Dear Pete, I wanted to comment on your Comments?COOL is cool. I totally agree with your assessment of COOL and your comments in reference to NAIS. I agree that we should let the marketplace work its magic.
2009 February 20
TREASURE BULL TEST Treasure Bull Test has now completed 100 days of their test on 150 Angus bulls, 18 Simm x Angus bulls and 10 Chi x Angus bulls. The 137 spring Angus bulls on test are gaining 3.22 lbs. per day with an average weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.07 lbs.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
Sale Calendar is a service to our advertisers. There is a minimum advertising requirement to be eligible to be listed in the sale calendar. Contact your fieldman for more information, or to have your date added to the Sale Calendar. We will only run auction sale dates or private treaty start dates.
2009 February 13
Most North American cowherds calve in the ?spring,? very broadly defined as January to May because folks contending with wind chill don?t want to admit they calve in the winter. Spring continues for the first three weeks of June, but we tend to call that summer calving.
2009 February 13
A troubling event occurred this past week at an auction barn. There was a feeling of ?not wanting,? but also a feeling of ?that is the way it is.? The auction barn is known as a social center and a place to sell cattle. People share stories and experiences that go along with an industry that is speckled with considerable individualism.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
South Korea?s department stores are considering selling U.S. beef following local discount retailers? resumption of its sale in November last year. Lotte Department Store, the nation?s leading department store chain, is gearing up for the sale of U.S.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Cows should not be giftwrapped. Very few questions are ever asked by those planning to purchase replacement cows. Not even simple questions, such as are the cows vaccinated or what vaccinations have the cows received? The history of a cow is perhaps more important than the wrapping.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
JBS S.A. officials were scheduled to appear Jan. 29 in U.S. District Court in Chicago for a hearing on proceedings in a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit that seeks to block the company from acquiring National Beef Packing Co. Media coverage of the previous hearing held Jan.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Colostrum intake is critical for the newborn calf, says Greg Lardy, a North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist. ?At birth, a calf?s immune system is not fully developed,? he says. ?The calf must rely on colostrum from the cow until its own immune system is totally functional (about 1 to 2 months of age).
2009 January 30
Are a few no-sale land auctions indicative of a radical new attitude toward farmland investment? Does the hint of deflation encourage buyers to postpone purchases hoping land will be cheaper next year than today? What would it take for farmland to...
2009 January 30
Sale, Prescott Livestock Auction, Chino Valley, AZ Mar. 7.
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