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by WLJ
2011 July 22
Its well-documented that calf preconditioning programs can help cow/calf producers boost their profitability on sale dayeven to the tune of an extra $6.38 per cwt. Adding icing to the cake, calf preconditioning also has been shown to positively affect feeder calf performance.
by WLJ
2011 July 22
As fall sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as its practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics.
by WLJ
2011 July 22
Recent South Korea government data showed U.S. beef gaining ground and now claiming 38 percent of the import market in the first five months of 2011. That is 1 percentage point higher than the same period a year ago.
by WLJ
2011 July 22
In response to requests from state and local governments to facilitate ways to conserve greater sagegrouse and protect its habitat, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) scientists and managers met with state wildlife management officials July 16 to brief them on the agencys National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy.
by DTN
2011 July 22
One aspect is how fast deals like this go off. I had a shot at it, because Ive known the owners family since 1985. Otherwise, it would be all over before I had even heard about it, Myers said. Im still in the market for land, but I doubt it will be in Illinois.
by WLJ
2011 July 22
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018) Wednesday, July 13, 2011, by a vote of 239-184. National Cattlemens Beef Association Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley Lyon said the legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from overruling state decisions on water quality.
by WLJ
2011 July 21
The semi-annual cattle inventory report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service last week was expected to show further declines in the number of beef cattle in the U.S. In fact, according to the estimates released by the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC), the only expected increases were
by WLJ
2011 July 21
High temperatures coupled with humidity took a toll on cattle last week. Feedlots across the Plains were reporting significant death loss and the forecast for deadly conditions was expected to continue for several more days. In South Dakota, the state veterinarian’s office stated that there had been reports of
by WLJ
2011 July 21
One of the world’s largest agricultural lenders has concerns about the future of the industry, saying that rising beef prices could cause significant shifts in the market. Rabobank, as part of their second quarter 2011 Beef Quarterly Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory report, highlighted
by WLJ
2011 July 15
USDAs World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate included the agencys forecast for 2011 total meat production, which was lowered from last month as lower beef production more than offsets higher expected pork and turkey production.
by WLJ
2011 July 15
Much has been written in recent months about the need to rebuild the beef cow herd and why it is taking so long to jumpstart herd expansion this time. While the general economic signals for expansion seem to be in place, there are a variety of structural factors at work as well.
by WLJ
2011 July 15
Megan Van Emon of Hettinger, ND, has been selected as the recipient of the $1,500 Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship being offered through the American Sheep Industry Association.
by WLJ
2011 July 15
The Cal Poly Bull Test in San Luis Obispo, CA, completed their 50-day weight period on July 9, 2011. The top three bulls for each division are as follows: Ranch, Location, Test ID, Sire, Test Index and Average Daily Gain. Low Birth Angus: Westwind Ranch Angus, Red Bluff, CA, Test ID: 14, Sire: S A V Bismark 5682, Index: 120.
by WLJ
2011 July 15
Mark your calendars for the annual 2011 Montana Angus Tour planned for Sept. 21-23, 2011. Montanas annual Angus tour heads to the hi-line for three days of great times, good friends and quality Angus cattle.
by WLJ
2011 July 15
The strongest growth has been in regions with intensive field crops or livestock production, especially the Midwest. The Chicago Federal Reserve reported farmland in its district was 16 percent higher in the first quarter of 2011 than a year earlier, the largest yearover-year increase since 2007.
by WLJ
2011 July 15
A Jackson County native is the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Iowa Cattlemens Association (ICA). Matt Deppe, who grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near La Motte, will join the ICA on Aug. 1. Deppes appointment was confirmed by the ICA Board of Directors at their July meeting.


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