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by WLJ
2011 December 2
Members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) will hold policy committee meetings and adopt proposed policies during its convention and annual meeting Dec. 12- 14 at The Meadows Conference & Event Center in Altoona.
by WLJ
2011 December 2
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) praised USDA’s announcement that crop insurance premiums for corn will be rerated for the 2012 crop year.
2011 December 2
Nevada’s state engineer, Jason King, won’t be walking on water any time soon, but if Las Vegas has its way, the city will be a little less thirsty. As Nevada’s top water regulator, King will determine the fate of what may easily be the state’s scarcest and most precious resource—southern Nevada’s water supply.
by DTN
2011 December 2
Who knew? Those thick, sharp-tasting orange peels that people would never dream of eating are “snack heaven” for cows. Not only does the cow get good roughage and vitamins, but it also gets an antimicrobial boost from the peel’s essential oils.
by WLJ
2011 December 2
The seventh annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee, Colorado Sorghum Producers, Colorado Seed Growers Association, and Colorado Seed Industry Association.
by DTN
2011 December 2
Building a market to sell home-finished beef is all about consistency. You not only have to provide tasty, tender beef one year, but every year. And there is a formula, some cattlemen say, to hitting the mark every time. The best place to start, they stress, is with the genetics of the animal.
2011 November 25
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Nov. 1, 2011. The inventory was 4 percent above Nov. 1, 2010. This is the second highest Nov. 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Fed cattle trade was again slow to develop last week, with just a handful of cattle trading in major feeding areas. Most market analysts were looking for fed trade to be completed Wednesday afternoon at a slightly lower level.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Reports distributed by USDA have demonstrated test results with carcass drug residues on many occasions. Not only are carcasses involved in an inspection, but the management and environment may be assessed for proper equipment, training and protocols..
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Since 1993 for growth and late 2000 for carcass, each year, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) develops acrossbreed expected progeny differences (EPD) adjustments (Table 1).
by WLJ
2011 November 25
He will be remembered as a man of strong convictions. Darrel could be counted on to be decisive, quick witted and genuinely interested in the lives of others. He made friends wherever he went, and never passed up an opportunity to strike up a conversation or share a few words of wisdom.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
“The United States welcomes the Korean National Assembly’s approval of the KORUS FTA,” said U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with the government of Korea to bring the agreement into force as soon as possible.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Ag producers wishing to improve their conservation management on working lands are encouraged to check into the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The CSP is designed to help producers “step up” management activities addressing natural resource concerns.


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