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by WLJ
2009 August 21
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) has been working diligently with Congressman Salazar and the California Cattlemens Association to get H.R. 3524, an estate tax exemption bill directed toward agriculture, introduced to legislation. The Family Farm Preservation and Conservation Estate Tax Act (H.
by WLJ
2009 August 21
Wholesale market demand for beef is said to be picking up for September, but market analysts worry the move will be cut off by low-priced pork, and spotmarket beef sales for the Labor Day holiday weekend may be aimed more at first-of-the-month buying than at any holiday demand.
by WLJ
2009 August 21
The equipment manufacturing firm Deere Co. posted a 27 percent drop in fiscal third-quarter profit amid continued weak demand and lowered its sales forecast for the full year.
by WLJ
2009 August 21
The lingering global economic slump and low prices for domestic beef and pork products in key export markets contributed to declines in both U.S. beef and pork exports in June, while lamb exports continue to enjoy a strong year, according to statistics compiled by the U.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) updated their mid-season crop forecasts last week, adding to the expected corn crop and shaving a little production off of the soybean crop. The overall tenor of the report was bearish for corn ...
by WLJ
2009 August 14
It is no secret that the state of California has been in dire straights this year as the recession has worsened. While small, but significant, cuts to the states budget have been felt all year through across-the-board budget cuts and the closing of state offices three days a month, perhaps the most severe blow came July 28 as Gov.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
Mexican officials have suggested that beef from Greeley, CO-based JBS-Swift be banned after the discovery of E. coli O157:H7 in June. The discovery led to the recall of 380,000 pounds of ground beef derived from beef processed at the plant.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) judges R. David Terrell, Gene Ray Stewart, Curt Summers and Dennis Brown had the challenge of sorting out the best of the best ranch horses at the ARHA World Show in Murfreesboro, TN. ARHA members came from 22 states to compete for top honors in this fast-growing western-performance discipline.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
The Cal Poly Bull Test in San Luis Obispo, CA, has just completed their 78-day weight period on Aug. 8, 2009. The top three bulls for each division are as follows (Ranch, Location, Test ID, Sire, Test Index and Average Daily Gain): Low Birth Angus: Yolo Land and Cattle, Woodland, CA, Test ID: 55, Sire: S A V Final Answer 0035
by WLJ
2009 August 14
The arrival of ethanol produced from cellulosic feedstock sources has almost been a standing joke within the ethanol industry. Each year, it has always been four to five years down the road before commercial production would become viable. That has changed because the four to five years is now.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
Texas animal health officials have cast another wide net in the battle to eradicate cattle fever ticks in south Texas. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has temporarily quarantined 152,716 acres in Starr and Hidalgo counties. In nearby Zapata County, fivemile quarantine perimeters are being drawn around fever-tick infested pastures.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
Frederick A. Phillips II, 88, a lifelong resident of Baker City, OR, died July 17, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Fred was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Baker City, OR, to Wayne Everett Sr. and Ara Vatel (Chisum) Phillips. Fred grew up on the cattle ranch his grandfather acquired in 1905, where he remained most of his life, and attended Baker High School, New Mexico Military Institute, and the University of Oregon.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
What began as a pilot project for the U.S. Border Patrols Spokane, WA, Sector to use wild horses to patrol Americas borders is quickly becoming common practice for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in an initiative dubbed Project Noble Mustang.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
The 2009 national convention of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is headed north on Sept. 16-19 to the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center in Mahnomen, MN. Red Angus producers from across the nation and Canada will convene to handle association business, learn about advancements in the breed, and socialize with other Red Angus breeders.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
A session on how the cattle industry is addressing challenges from animal rights groups will highlight the program Aug. 25 during a field day hosted by Stroberg Land Cattle at the Jon Mollhagen familys Reno Ranch near Hutchinson, KS. The host operation, owned by the David Stroberg family,.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
Producers aiming for high-quality beef, take note: starch is a key at every step in the life of cattle. A recent study from the University of Illinois shows the level of starch in both growing and finishing diets can affect overall performance and final carcass merit.
by WLJ
2009 August 14
This year, Nebraska producers have had very good rain and cool temperatures so grasses are maturing a little more slowly than usual, said a University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) specialist. Thats good for grazing livestock.


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