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by WLJ
2010 February 12
When commodity prices are high and incomes are up, farmers often can borrow money to plant their spring crop with almost no questions asked by lenders. That is not the case this year, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
In the middle of the 20th century, the traditional method of raising and finishing cattle on the farm gave way to a newer concept of Midwest-based feedlots that could take advantage of low priced grain and improved transportation to finish and market beef in vast quantities.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
When HBOs Temple Grandin aired Feb. 6, farmers and ranchers across the country tuned in to honor Temple Grandins work in improving the care of cattle. Grandin, living with autism, revolutionized livestock handling by tapping into her ability to see the world in a different way to develop a deeper understanding of animal behavior.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Cattlemen know marbling is important, and they keep hearing about ways to give it a head start. Early weaning onto a high-starch grain ration sounds promising, but could it be risky? The price of corn and potential for lighter carcass weights keep some producers from taking that route.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Kirk Hain, Seward, NE, was selected as the 2010 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, CO. Hain was selected for the award by his peersother Hereford herdsmen and breedersand was honored prior to the selection of the supreme champion Hereford on Jan.
2010 February 12
RED BLUFF BULL SALE Jan. 30, Red Bluff, CA 138 Angus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,861 20 Balancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,953 12 Brangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,700 32 Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,166 2 ChiAngus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000 7 Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . .
by WLJ
2010 February 12
The cattle industry should be on the mend in 2010, says Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. Available supplies of beef will drop in the U.S. as production declines and exports increase. Demand will be better at home as the U.S. economy continues to climb back from the depths of the recession, he said.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
When it comes to moisture, from one side of the state to the other, it ranged from extremely wet to extremely dry, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
The Angus Foundation will offer two $5,000 scholarships given in memory of former American Angus Association Executive Vice President Richard Dick Spader. In addition, a number of $3,000 scholarships and $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
by DTN
2010 February 12
Japanese demand for U.S. beef continues to grow, but as the trade here cant get enough age-verified supply, it prefers the stable availability of Australian product.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation as well as the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) members.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
President Barack Obama unveiled his budget for the 2011 fiscal year (FY) last week, including plans for the Agriculture Department. Obama has called for a freeze in discretionary spending for most government agencies, including USDA. However, his priorities
by WLJ
2010 February 5
The grazing fee for federal lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the coming year will be $1.35 per animal unit month and $1.35 per head month for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The grazing fee is unchanged for the third


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