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by WLJ
2010 November 5
South Koreas president expressed confidence last week that South Korea and the U.S. might still final- ize a long-stalled free trade agreement, but didnt offer any clues about how they could narrow differences on autos and beef ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama.
by DTN
2010 November 5
The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to retire and fewer students opt for large animal practice, results from a recent study showed.
by DTN
2010 November 5
Most American beef travels a familiar, traditional trail from pasture to plate. Here and there, though, some producers have chosen a road less traveled to meet the more specific needs and wants of consumers.
by DTN
2010 November 5
The Red Angus Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) raised $28,000 through the auction of seven signed and numbered prints of Tim Coxs limited-edition Where Change Comes Slowly piece during the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) national convention in Springfield, MO.
by WLJ
2010 November 5
Water for Life, a nonprofit organization with the mission of protecting agricultural water rights, elected new officers at their annual board of directors meeting Oct. 6, 2010, in Salem, OR.
by WLJ
2010 November 5
Pictured is the 2010-11 American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors. Seated (l to r) are: John Woolfolk, Jackson, TN, president; David Breiner, Alma, KS, vice president; James Milligan, Kings, IL; Jerry Huth, Oakfield, WI; and Craig Huffhines, Kansas City, MO, executive vice president.
by WLJ
2010 November 5
Bovine babesiosis, commonly known as Texas cattle fever, is a deadly disease of cattle caused by single-celled organisms that are transmitted by cattle fever ticks. Texas cattle fever greatly harmed the cattle industry in the U.S. until the beginning of the 20th century.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
The fight over the new regulations proposed by USDA's Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has been heating up over the past several weeks. Several members of Congress are aligning themselves to derail the proposed regulations that are widely opposed by many cattle producers, packers and retailers.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
The Cattle on Feed report, released Oct. 22 by USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), provided a little downward pressure for the cattle markets last week. The on feed number, at 10.8 million head, was 3 percent above year-ago levels and largely in line with pre-report expectations.
2010 October 29
In a cooperative effort between ranchers and packers, cattle producers in Washington state are collaborating to put beef on the plates of needy families around the region. The result of this combined effort is Beef Counts, a program designed to make it easier for ranchers to donate beef to needy families through area food banks. Originally the brainchild of Boise, ID-based Agri-Beef Co., the program also involves members of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA), Beef Commission, and Cattle Feeders, as well as Second Harvest Inland Northwest, which services more than 250 food banks in the region.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
On Nov. 4, the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) and the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars will be holding their annual Beef Summit at the University of Nebraska Lincolns East Campus.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
An economic impact study conducted by John Dunham and Associates, Inc. concludes that the Obama administrations proposed rule on livestock marketing could leave approximately 104,000 additional Americans without jobs. Consequently, the study reports a $14 billion reduction in the National Gross Domestic Product.
by DTN
2010 October 29
While some areas of the U.S. are experiencing drought conditions that have dried up pastures and forced livestock producers to feed hay weeks earlier than usual, the overall outlook for hay supplies does not seem to be quite as severe.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Forest Dunning of Sheridan, WY, was honored with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16- 17. Greg Comstock, RAAA CEO, presented the award to Dunning.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Roger is one of the strongest Red Angus promoters weve seen in the last decade, said Berry. His work to promote our breed through the terms he uses and the talks he gives from the auction block have opened avenues that have helped Red Angus breeders succeed on a level we are undeniably thankful for.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
On topics such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising regulatory issues about farm dust and questioning the use of sound pasture management tools like prairie dog bait, industry partners such as Liphatech (Rozol) are supporting many state stock grower associations to make sure that all sides of these issues are heard.