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by WLJ
2012 January 6
The Hall of Fame honor recognizes breeders who have dynamically influenced the direction and advancement of the Hereford breed. Hall of Merit inductees are not always Hereford breeders but have, in their own ways, greatly influenced the Hereford breed and cattle industry.
by WLJ
2012 January 6
Cows should be sorted into different groups in the fall to maximize forage qualities and reduce costs. Sorting by each body condition score (BCS) category is usually not possible, so sorting BCS of 3s and 4s together, 5s and 6s together, and anything above a 7 together would be a good system.
by WLJ
2012 January 6
The latest National Meat Case Study, conducted through a joint effort of The Beef Checkoff Program, the National Pork Board and the Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging Unit, revealed beef remains the biggest player in the meat case, with a typical store featuring about 60 unique beef products.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
The fed cattle market fell back in line last week after giving cattle feeders a white Christmas. Cattle feeding margins improved some as cash fed cattle prices jumped $4 per cwt. to $123 in southern feedlots. Northern feedlots sold cattle $6-7 higher at $125-126, and dressed cattle sold mostly at $202 per cwt.
2011 December 30
The 2011 Southwest real estate market has seen stable to active growth, depending on the region, with larger, mixed-use properties drawing the most attention. Despite obstacles for some due to cautious lenders, for-cash buyers have lots of prime property choices and sellers are getting good returns in the Southwest farm and ranch real estate market.
2011 December 30
Cattle producers the world over are great survivors. The beef industries in most of the major beef-producing countries have endured everything from BSE to drought to floods in the past decade. These and other calamities forced some producers out of the business.
2011 December 30
A producer once called and was concerned that the banker was critical of the age of the cows in the herd. The producer was very successful in keeping older cows productive, but the banker felt the cows were too old.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
Russia’s meat and poultry production rose by 4.4 percent (460,000 metric tons) in 2011 compared to 2010, according to the Russian news agency TASS. Russian Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik told a news conference that Russia’s meat production is expected to reach 11 million metric tons by the end of the year.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
Ipsen was raised on a registered Angus and Hereford operation in Montpelier, ID, where he and his family sold seedstock bulls and females throughout the western U.S. as well as selling alfalfa and grass hay throughout the Intermountain West.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
As we enter winter, farmers and ranchers are wondering whether the fall’s climate trends are going to continue and which regions of the country are susceptible to production problems in 2012.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
The new Rule 104(d)(12), adopted at the American Angus Association’s (AAA) September board meeting, states: If the first owner of the calf is different than the owner of record of the donor female, and the embryo removal date is on or after Jan.
by DTN
2011 December 30
You might feel as if you have whiplash, almost as if someone else spent their year yanking you back and forth. It’s been an unprecedented year for grain markets with many daily moves dictated by headlines from Europe rather than news from the Corn Belt.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) celebrated their 100th year serving as the voice of Missouri’s 60,000 beef producers at this year’s annual convention on Dec. 16-17 at the Holiday Inn Select & Executive Center. MCA staff and officers focused special events on the history of the association and the celebration of its centennial birthday.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
Record water usage and a lingering drought this year could spell water shortages in 2012 for Lower Rio Grande Valley (Valley) farmers, according to Dr. Juan Enciso, a Texas AgriLife Research water engineer at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.
by WLJ
2011 December 30
The U.S. buffalo business is ending 2011 in the strongest economic condition in history, and the growing popularity of naturallyraised bison has ranchers scrambling to build their herds, according to the National Bison Association (NBA).


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