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2009 January 16
Our input has been well received, and we are pleased with the dialogue to date. As the oldest and largest national association representing beef producers, NCBA has worked with seven Democrat and 12 Republican administrations since 1898. With each new administration, we face new challenges.
2009 January 16
The coffee chat is filled with many opinions about how to buy bulls. The art of buying a bull requires an open mind, homework, and a vision for the future of a producer?s cowherd. For example, we turn to the nutritionists if we want to get a better understanding on how cattle can utilize peas in rations.
2009 January 16
Checkoff investments have been helping the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) promote U.S. beef with South Korean butcher shops and neighborhood restaurants since early September. Meanwhile, South Korea?s three major discount retailers?E-Mart, Home Plus and Lotte Mart?resumed sales of U.
2009 January 16
Washington state Rep. Steve Hailey, R-Mesa, died Dec. 25, about a year after he was diagnosed with colon cancer. A farmer and rancher from the Franklin County town of Mesa, WA, Hailey was elected on his second try in 2006, narrowly beating fellow Republican Joe Schmick in the Republican primary.
by WLJ
2009 January 16
When USDA graders stamp carcasses, they estimate the eating experience for consumers and provide report cards for producers. They also measure cutability, or red meat yield. Most carcasses are graded, but very few qualify for the top of the USDA pyramid.
by WLJ
2009 January 16
Cornbelt agriculture has benefited from the ethanol market that will consume an estimated 3.7 billion bushels of corn this marketing year and has created a premium pricing environment for the corn grower. 2009 will produce an estimated 11 billion gallons of ethanol en route to the 2015 mandate of 15 billion gallons.
by WLJ
2009 January 16
A three-year wintering investigation was conducted at Dickinson Research Extension Center in North Dakota to determine the effect of hay feeding methods on cow wintering cost. The average amount of hay wasted needs to be calculated when determining how much hay to provide to cows every day or when making forage purchases.
by WLJ
2009 January 16
Longtime family feeding operation Curtis Custom Feeders, located in Connell, WA, is challenging the current economic climate. Jeff Curtis, owner and president, has hired Robert H. ?Bob? Lundgren, DVM as the feedlot general manager. Lundgren, well known as manager of McGregor Feedlot and owner of Lundgren, Inc.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
Dimke was born in Lewiston on Jan. 14, 1949. Raised in Clarkston, he graduated from Clarkston High School in 1967 and then attended Lewis-Clark State College. The following year, he married Janice, his perfect match, even 40 years later.
2008 December 19
The Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand posted sales of 634 million pounds in 2008, the highest mark in its 30-year history, the Wooster, OH-based company announced. The achievement was an increase of 51 million pounds, or 8.8 percent, compared with 2007 sales.
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.
2008 December 12
We have no concerns about liquidity today, he said. Analysts have said JBS enjoyed such a cash position because it hasnt been able to buy National Beef Packing Co.
by WLJ
2008 November 11
Less than a week after the U.S. elections, South Korea is taking preemptive steps to stop any possibility of renegotiating the terms of the free trade agreement, including beef trade between the two countries.
by WLJ
2008 November 11
The American Farm Bureau Federation today said a new approach is needed in world trade talks, citing the stalled Doha round of negotiations. AFBF President Bob Stallman said his organization will shortly begin discussions with domestic and international business and trade leaders in an effort to find a new way to move forward.
by WLJ
2008 November 11
JBS S.A. recently reported a giant boost in earnings during the company’s fiscal third quarter, citing the depreciation of the Brazilian real against the dollar and rising exports. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, the Sao Paulo-based beef producer said it netted a profit of $318 million, compared with a loss of $36.9 million in the same period a year earlier. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose to $221.9 million, up from $82.5 million a year earlier.
by WLJ
2008 November 11
Trading was mostly inactive in all feeding regions. Not enough sales for an adequate market trend. Last week live sales sold from 90.00-94.00 and dressed sales sold from 140.00-147.00 in the Northern Plains and IA/MN. In Kansas dressed sales sold from 148.50-149.00.
by WLJ
2008 November 11
USDA increased its ending stock forecast for corn last week as part of its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE).
by WLJ
2008 November 11
Tyson Foods Inc. reported a 50 percent increase in fiscal fourth-quarter net income as strength in the company’s beef and pork segments more than offset losses from the poultry business.


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