Jay Romine of Mt. Washington, KY, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events last Monday.
An Oregon environmental group, WaterWatch of Oregon, filed a lawsuit in federal court last week against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and three irrigation districts in Oregon claiming harm to the Oregon spotted frog.
The Red Angus Association of America recently acquired a major share in Top Dollar Angus, Inc. RAAA President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show last week.
Rod Snyder, President of Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Washington, D.C., was the keynote luncheon speaker at the 54th Blackland Income Growth Conference in Waco, TX. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin.
The Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) recently signed its winter bison management plan, which includes the culling of 600-900 bison. The Yellowstone National Park herd was estimated to be 4,900 animals as of summer of 2015. As winter progresses, the animals tend to migrate to lower elevations out of the park in search of food.
A remote corner of eastern Oregon has made global headlines this week. Harney County ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond went back to prison last Monday— but that’s not likely what caught the imagination of reporters worldwide. Armed protesters professing support for the Hammonds overtook a federal building on Saturday, Jan.
Cattle producers in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma braced for the Dec. 26-27 winter storm dubbed Goliath, but the fierce impact was more than they expected. Dairy producers were especially hard hit with losses estimated at 30,000 head. Although not as severely, feedlots and cow/ calf producers were also impacted with losses in still being counted.
Of all the portions of the country, the Southwest tends to have the lowest pasture and overall farm real estate value (a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms). But with low prices comes the potential for opportunity..
Alaska is at times a world of its own. While down in the contiguous 48 states, the gray wolf is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and has been delisted in a confusing patchwork across various territories, up in Alaska it is almost open season on wolves.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reaffirm the role of lean beef in a healthy diet and confirm that Americans are, on average, consuming lean meat in daily amounts that are consistent with the recommendations for protein foods.
“The story of the Kane’s ranch epitomizes the greatness of Wyoming ranching families,” states Jim Magagna, Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) Executive Vice President. “After 132 year of success, they continue to expand and implement exciting new conservation practices while bringing the 5th generation onto the ranch.
Five months ago when farmers were looking ahead to a grim 2016, “we thought we would see a lot of pressure on cash rents,” recalled Jim Farrell, President of Farmers National Company in Omaha. “But in reality, most professionally-managed cash rents are staying even or are down 5-8 percent.
The Ag Site Assessment Tool, developed by University of Missouri Extension, integrates information from multiple sources into a report describing physical, cultural and environmental characteristics of a piece of land. The free Web-based tool is available at www.
Adequate colostrum ingestion is so critical for calves because they are born without the protective immunity of antibodies to common environmental disease organisms. The “first milk,” or colostrum, is what transfers protective antibodies to the calf..
Missouri and Oklahoma could join 14 other states that have already increased the $1 per head beef checkoff. As many readers know, the national Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 farm bill to help stimulate demand of beef through education, research and marketing efforts.
It’s a new year and—as will certainly be more obvious as the year wears on—it is an election year. Thus far, 2016 has lost no time in getting into the election race in terms of ballot measures for agriculture..
Last week, the Ranchers- Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF) sent a request to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary and its Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights that they investigate the cattle market’s unprecedented decline at the end of 2015.