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by WLJ
2017 February 10
More than 9,300 people attended the convention, shattering the previous record of 8,200, to engage in a grassroots policy process, hear from industry experts and attend the expansive tradeshow. Attendees enjoyed live music all week and closed the convention with a night at the Grand Ole Opry.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Ten college students were awarded the 2017-2018 $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Nashville, TN. The scholarship was sponsored by the CME Group and administered by.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
The NCBA recognized the 2016 Top Hand Club winners for excelling in recruiting new members. Pictured (from left) are: Dave Daley, President of the California Cattlemen's Association, accepting for Billy Flournoy, Champion Recruiter; Melody Benjamin, second place; and Ryan Higbie, third place.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
A recent independent survey of cattle producers found 69 percent continue to approve of the Beef Checkoff Program. The survey showed that the more producers know about the program, the more supportive they are. The survey also found that producers are generally more optimistic about the cattle industry than they were a year ago.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Ranchers across the country have long recognized the value of Red Angus females as the foundation of a profitable cow herd. Now, independent research validates those years of cattle production experience with tangible data proving the Red Angus heifer’s worth.


by WLJ
2017 February 10
Chessie Mitchell, Red Angus Association of America’s (RAAA’s) Tag Program Coordinator, reported the FCCP program sold 157,350 tags this past fiscal year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016), and continues to shatter enrollment records with a 27 percent growth increase at the end of January 2016.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Ranchers across the country are reforming their cow herd, observing the value of Red Angus genetics and electing to convert their black-hided cow herds to red. This is more than just a color choice—it is an active effort to create useful females, improve heat and insect tolerance, enhance convenience traits and strengthen marketability.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Great character is developed during times of adversity. For most producers, the current markets are adverse enough to build plenty of fortitude. With input costs remaining steady and calf prices lower than recent years, cattlemen are reevaluating the economics of their operation to reduce volatility.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
In the fall of 2006, the Derby Fire burned hot over much of south central Montana. Over 178,400 acres burned taking homes, land and livestock in the fire’s path across the Big Timber Region. Over 840 people were evacuated from their homes as the blaze tore through farms and ranches.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
For the last 20 years, Red Angus commercial producers have enjoyed the increased reliability of Red Angus expected progeny differences (EPDs) due to Total Herd Reporting (THR).


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