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by WLJ
2011 January 14
Don Adams, Ph.D., was honored at the 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention with the Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award. Nebraska Cattlemen present this award to an individual or business that, through their time and dedication, has provided ways of improving Nebraska cattle operations while helping maintain a high quality of beef.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
The American Meat Institute (AMI) reported last week that Russias Ministry of Economic Development (MED) has announced the initial distribution of 2011 tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) quantities to importers, which includes an increase in the U.S.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
The model that the U.S. has established to promote U.S. beef exports internationally has been a successful oneand has spawned a growing replication of the model, proving that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. At the same time, it is creating vigorous competition for foreign customers.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
Even if you dont grid your cattle, you do grid. Cattleman and packerbuyer Tim Schiefelbein didnt say that to confuse people. He just shared that bit of reality with Feeding Quality Forum attendees last month.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
HSUS has a holiday fundraising goal of $1.2 million, of which a staggering $600,000 will likely go to raise more money, pay lobbyists, and fund HSUS $11 million pension plan. HSUS skewed spending priorities leave countless shelters without funds in todays tough economy.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
Osborn and Mitts are at it again. If you follow the AngusSource Carcass Challenge (ASCC), you might know that John Osborn and Pete Mitts, Savannah, MO, partnered on the winning pen in 2009 and won a couple of quarterly contests in 2010. More than 92 percent of the 2009 pen made Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand and CAB Prime.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
Raising goats requires minimal costs for facilities and investment, says Jodie Pennington. They are also attractive for their ability to use grass and other lowcost forages, brush control, high pregnancy rates, and potential for high returns per acre.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
Despite the fact that we are receiving some snow in Oklahoma as I write this, it is extremely dry in most of the winter wheat grazing areas of the southern Plains. Dry conditions last fall made it difficult to establish wheat pasture in many areas and limited growth for winter grazing.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemens Association, and Western AgCredit were pleased to present the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award to the Tanner family, of Box Elder County, and their Della Ranches.
by WLJ
2011 January 7
Commodity market regulators last week took a step toward implementing speculative trading limits. If the proposal moves forward as expected, financial firms trading in agricultural commodities such as corn and cattle, as well as oil and cotton, would face increased scrutiny when their positions reach a predetermined
by WLJ
2011 January 7
The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law last week by President Barack Obama, whose administration hailed the reform as the most sweeping public safety bill of the past century. Obama said the bill “ensures more frequent inspections of food manufacturing facilities and will require these facilities to take preventative actions
2011 January 7
As the result of a federal judge’s order, roughly 18 ranchers in central Oregon’s Grant County may find themselves with no place to turn out this summer. In a decision issued on Dec. 30, 2010, District Judge Ancer Haggerty of Portland, OR, enjoined grazing on seven allotments in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest
by WLJ
2010 December 31
Farm and ranch real estate prices have been showing signs of stabilization in many parts of the country over the past several months. In the Southwest, prices have even started to improve. According to several Realtors, buyers are returning to the market and activity has been picking up during the final quarter
by WLJ
2010 December 27
The Dec. 1, 2010, cattle on feed inventory was reported by USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service at levels that were largely inline with average pre-report estimates. NASS pegged on feed inventories in feedlots of 1,000 head and larger at 3 percent above last December, totaling
by WLJ
2010 December 23
Both the House and Senate passed a measure which will make sweeping changes to how the nation’s food safety system is regulated. On a 215-144 vote last Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the measure which the Senate had botched two weeks earlier after it
2010 December 23
Few issues concerning animal welfare have become as electrifying conductors of emotion as the treatment of wild horses. And the lightning rod in the middle of this tempest is the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In a redoubled effort to address the concerns of a group of vocal critics
by WLJ
2010 December 23
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said last week that it was pleased to learn of the progress made during the recent session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade on several significant trade issues. In particular, the announcement that technical discussions on re-opening the Chinese market to U.
by WLJ
2010 December 23
Calling himself a cattleperson first, Willey continued to run his familys century farm and ranch near Maquoketa throughout his life.