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by WLJ
2015 December 27
Shane Bedwell has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Director of Breed Improvement of the American Hereford Association (AHA). In this role, he will lead the AHA performance department and oversee the National Reference Sire Program and Whole Herd Total Performance Records program.


by USDA
2015 December 27
Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a scientific assessment released by the USDA on global food security and its implications for the United States. The report, “Climate Change, Global Food Security and the U.


2015 December 27
Wheat forage is generally marginal to sufficient in phosphorus and magnesium, high in potassium, and low in calcium. Therefore, calcium is the mineral that most often limits growth in cattle grazing wheat. A 550-pound steer gaining 3 pounds per day has a calcium requirement of 33 grams.


2015 December 27
Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations. Forage quality will be a determining factor in the amount of forage consumed.


2015 December 27
Beef producers across the country have taken advantage of precision agriculture management practices to more efficiently feed cows. Mechanical technologies are available in the form of large bale slicers, mixers and scales that allow cattlemen to mix rations to perfectly meet the nutrient requirements of the cow herd.


2015 December 27
These pleasant December days (after the rain and ice storms of the previous week) could be put to good use in preparation for the spring calving season. Now is a good time to check the pens, calving stalls and the equipment that will be used in February and March.


2015 December 27
Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) filed an amicus brief on Dec. 14 in support of the State of Wyoming in its 10th Circuit Court appeal of the District Court decision regarding seven Herd Management Areas (HMAs) administered by the BLM in central and western Wyoming.


2015 December 18
As obesity rates have increased during the past decade, consumers and the nutrition community have continued to ponder this pivotal question: “What should eating right look like?” The answer, in short: Physical activity and eating right are important at all life stages, and the benefits last a lifetime!

2015 December 18
Repealing mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) could finally be resolved if Congress passes the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, also known as the omnibus spending bill. The bill to fund the government is considered “must pass” legislation and includes more than 2,000 pages of information.





by USDA
2015 December 18
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced a new measure that will improve the agency’s ability to determine the source of foodborne illnesses linked to ground beef, stopping foodborne illness outbreaks sooner when they occur.

2015 December 18
A late November storm hit parts of central Oklahoma hard with heavy ice accumulations that did significant damage and caused power outages for several days. The hardest hits areas were mostly west of Oklahoma City along the I-40 corridor. The storm created numerous cattle management challenges and disrupted movement of animals to markets.

2015 December 18
The contrast between the beginning and end of 2015 is stark. It has been a year of transition as the markets turned the corner from a long run of up-trending prices to the reality that growing cattle inventories and increasing beef production imply lower prices in the future.

by WLJ
2015 December 18
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized a rule last week to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with the direction and authority provide by Congress in the 2014 farm bill.

by WLJ
2015 December 18
“Rich is a dedicated family man, an active member in the Denver community, and a true ambassador of our western lifestyle as evident in his family’s love for horses,” said Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the NWSS. “We are honored to have a Denver legend and passionate Stock Show sup porter.



by WLJ
2015 December 18
Thursday, Jan. 7 8:00 a.m., Angus “Yards” Cattle Arrival, Stockyards 8:00 a.m., Wool Show Judging, Stadium Hall 1 9:00 a.m., Shorn Fleece/Fiber Show (Alpaca & Llama), Stadium Hall 1 12:00 p.m., Catch-A-Calf Arrival, Cattle Barn, 12:00 p.m., Kick-Off Parade, Downtown Denver 12:00 p.

2015 December 11
On Dec. 7 the World Trade Organization (WTO) authorized Canada and Mexico to assess over $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs on a wide range of U.S. products due to the dispute over United States’ country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule. The rule that mandates meat labeling showS where an animal was born, raised and slaughtered.