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by WLJ
2010 October 29
Color doesnt necessarily guarantee a premium, says Brett Barham, University of Arkansas animal scientist. A sub-par-quality calf is always going to be sub-par, no matter what color it is, so just making your calves black isnt going to increase your premiums.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Mesquite has been a veritable thorn in the side of Texas cowboys as they claw, tear or bust through the thorny mazes. Along with cedar, it could be said that mesquite is the brush that cowboys love to hate.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
California Assemblyman Bill Berryhill announced last week that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did not veto out partial Williamson Act funding restoration in this years budget, which was requested by Berryhill and other rural legislators.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Lynn and Sue Pelton, on behalf of Peltons Red Angus of Burdett, KS, received the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16-17. Willie Altenburg of Fort Collins, CO, presented the award to the Peltons.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Joe Mushrush of Strong City, KS, was elected president of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16-17. Previously, he served as a director for six years and on the executive committee for the past four years.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
"Without our commercial producers, there's no need for registered breeders," said Myron Edelman, RAAA director of valueadded programs. "Producers on the commercial side of the beef business have the incredible talent of using the superior genetics seedstock suppliers produce to raise a quality beef animal. "
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Backgrounding calves serves to adapt cattle to feed, get them through the stress of weaning, build immunity with proper vaccinations, add weight by converting either home-grown or purchased feeds, and market at different times and weights, says Dale Naze, Extension animal systems agent for McKenzie County.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
The beef checkoff conducts p e r i o d i c surveys to m o n i t o r consumer confidence in the safety of beef. These studies provide measures of the effects on consumers of issues in the marketing environment and support a strategic foundation for consumer and influencer programs in issues management and communications.
by DTN
2010 October 29
For Troy Ellis, winter feeding is all about holding the line on body condition and making sure cows and heifers are in good shape for a round of AI work by mid- November. But this year, it's looking to be a more expensive proposition.
by WLJ
2010 October 22
State of Idaho officials will no longer take responsibility for wolf issues, according to a decision announced last Monday by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.
2010 October 22
Last week, nearly 170 pregnant cows and heifers boarded a Boeing 747 in Fargo, ND, destined for the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. They were the second of 12 such loads, scheduled between now and mid-December, designed to bolster the former Soviet nations ailing beef industry.
by WLJ
2010 October 22
Fed cattle prices took a big leap higher last week as packers came to the table on Wednesday paying $101-102.50 for live cattle, prices which were $4-5 higher than the previous week. Dressed cattle sales came in $7-8 higher than the previous week at $158-160.
by WLJ
2010 October 22
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board last week passed a vote on proposed civil penalty rules that will be used to enforce newly created livestock care standards. The civil penalty rules provide guidance for major and minor livestock care standard violations, and the civil penalties apply to each set of livestock care standards the board creates.
by DTN
2010 October 22
Cow/calf producers and backgrounders who can hold onto animals a little longer and add forage-based pounds should be in a sweet spot to sell going into 2011. Corn prices, spurred ahead by lower-than-expected production and a drop in carryout, will now encourage feeders to opt for heavier animals than they may have wanted just a month ago.
by WLJ
2010 October 22
August was a solid month for both U.S. beef and pork exports as both easily outpaced the results of August 2009 and increased their gains over the cumulative totals from the first eight months of 2009.