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by WLJ
2015 February 13
FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference center to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease in farm animals and wildlife.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Keynote speaker Erik Wahl encouraged cattlemen to “break outside of business as usual” to create new opportunities and become stronger through failure at the opening general session of the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The opening general session was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmetica, Inc.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The Cattle Industry Convention kicked off with two days of producer education at the Zoetis Animal Healthsponsored Cattlemen’s College. The college has become widely known as one of the most thorough, in-depth educational events offered to cattlemen and women in the country.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Analysts told the capacity crowd to expect fed cattle prices averaging in the mid-$150s, slightly higher than last year. Prices will trade in a range from near $140 at the lows to near $170 at the highs in the year ahead. While early year highs for 550-pound steers will range from near $285 to lows near $235.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Texas A&M University’s Institute Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR), and the East Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding that formed the Center for Private Land Stewardship (CPLS). The signing took place Tuesday, Feb.


by WLJ
2015 February 13
Rock Hills Ranch and the Lyle and Garnet Perman Family of Lowry, SD, were named national winners of the Environmental Stewardship Award for 2014. The award recognizes ranchers for their dedication to exceptional land management practices which serve to improve soil, air and water quality for all.


by WLJ
2015 February 13
The initiative was announced following an NC- BA YBL Roundtable Feb. 5 during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Ten outstanding college students were awarded $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Keith Nantz of Maupin, OR, has been awarded the Max Deets Leadership Award by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the cattle industry. Nantz was recognized for his achievement at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, Feb.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Board of Directors elected new officers during the 2015 ASI Convention in Reno, NV. Elected to the office of President is Burton Pfliger, ND; Mike Corn, Roswell, NM, was elected Vice President; and, Benny Cox, San Angelo, TX, is ASI’s new Secretary/ Treasurer.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
JoAnn Smith of Micanopy, FL, was awarded the Swan Family Leadership Award at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the industry conference in San Antonio, TX. This award recognizes worthy individuals who have made a difference during a lifetime of dedication and leadership to the beef industry.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
The American Sheep Industry Association celebrated its 150th anniversary during the organization’s annual convention in Reno, NV. Registration numbers reached a 15-year high, as sheep producers from across the country came together to acknowledge the accomplishments of the oldest national livestock association in the U.
by DTN
2015 February 13
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) last Tuesday passed a resolution to support “a national uniform labeling policy for foods derived from genetic engineering” and to reaffirm the Food and Drug Administration “as the authority in uniform food labeling.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
onlookers of the livestock being offered. The various trade shows and local eateries were filled with cowboy hats as people came from across the nation to see the events. In the eight years I have been attending Red Bluff, this was by far and away the largest crowd I have seen.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
As for the forthcoming 2015 season, the winter wheat crops now in the ground in the northern hemisphere generally enjoyed propitious weather and more acreage was sown in North America and the Near East, offsetting some decreases in the Russian Federation and parts of Far East Asia.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Linda Klein, a recent doctoral graduate in WSU’s School of the Environment, worked with six other researchers at the university, plus one at the USDA’s Moscow, ID, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to explore the role that buffers—strips or clumps of shrubs, trees and natural vegetation— play in the landscape and in people’s visual preferences.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
In 1965, three leaders in the livestock marketing industry—Harry Green, Ross Miller and Claud Willett— laid the foundation for an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders. They called their organization The Livestock Marketeers.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.
by WLJ
2015 February 13
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.


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