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by WLJ
2011 January 21
South Korea has announced it will move ahead with a plan to vaccinate all livestock in the country against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which has ravaged the nations agriculture industry. FMD has spread across the country despite more concerted quarantine measures, South Koreas Yonhap newspaper reported.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
Leaders within the Colorado and Canadian cattle industry discussed the largest trading relationship in the world during the Fourth Annual Canada-US Cattle Industry Roundtable. The event is designed to discuss local and international issues facing todays cattle industry.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) have finalized the resolution of accounting issues identified last year ahead of NCBAs summer meetings and USDA has approved the findings of the two groups.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association and 20 other livestock groups on Jan. 18, 2011, sent a letter to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar expressing concerns regarding the Secretarial Order 3310 (the Order), issued on Dec.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
Feeder and fed cattle prices are at or near all time highs and are poised to keep moving higher. Both feeder and live cattle futures suggest that higher prices are yet to come. In several recent meetings and conversations with producers, I am seeing a couple of reactions to the current situation.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDS- GA) is very pleased to learn of Gov. Dennis Daugaards decision to move brand investigators to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) under the authority of the state attorney general..
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The 2EZ Hay Hauler is the most advanced hauling system now on the market. Like many hay haulers, it features two rails running the full length of the trailer to support the hay.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
We eat an average of about 63 pounds of it per person each year. Producing enough cattle to meet that demand requires efficiency and innovation.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
The White House, on Jan. 7, took the first tentative steps toward solving the lingering tucking dispute with Mexico that has seen punitive tariffs slapped on 99 U.S. goods being shipped to Mexico. Those goods are valued at an estimated $2 billion and include a variety of U.S. agricultural products, hurting
by WLJ
2011 January 14
As predicted, USDA lowered the final tally for the 2010 corn and soybean crops, pushing prices higher last Wednesday. Total U.S. corn production reached 12.4 billion bushels last year, down 1 percent from the previous estimate issued by USDA in November. It was also well below the record-setting crop of 2009, which topped
by WLJ
2011 January 14
The 2011 International Livestock Congress (ILC)last week focused heavily on the future of beef demand both in the U.S. and abroad. Held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, ILC offered participants a glimpse into the future of beef production and marketing with a specific focus on how beef demand is likely to
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.


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