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by WLJ
2010 December 3
The beef checkoff-funded training sessions at livestock auction markets and other venues where cattle producers meet to discuss improved stockmanship methods, as well as the pivotal role producers play in sustaining beef quality for consumers. Pate has been conducting livestock handling programs nationally and internationally for over 10 years.
by WLJ
2010 November 24
With a full agenda, the renewal of biofuels tax credits maybe in danger of slipping past the expiration deadline. That uncertainty is causing concern among ethanol producers and, in particular, biodiesel manufactures who could face a bleak future if Congress fails to act before the end
2010 November 24
The current lame duck session of the 111th Congress may be preparing to vote on an omnibus public lands bill that packages together a raft of public lands proposals under one piece of legislation. The bill, proposed by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, chairman of the Energy and
by WLJ
2010 November 24
Cattle on feed numbers rose 3.2 percent from year earlier totals, according to USDA. The number of cattle in U.S. feed yards reached 11.5 million head as of Nov. 1, slightly higher than pre-report expectations, lending some bearish pressure to the cattle markets last week. On feed numbers were
by WLJ
2010 November 19
The most sweeping reform of food industry oversight, Senate Bill 510, also known as the Food Safety Modernization Act, moved a step closer to passage last week after the Senate voted 74-25 to move the bill forward last Wednesday. The bill, which has bipartisan support in the Senate and is
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The cost of the proposed Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration competition reform regulations will reach somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.5 billion annually, according to a study conducted by Informa Economics. It will also result in lost tax revenue of $359 million annually and cost the livestock
by WLJ
2010 November 12
USDA again lowered expectations for the 2010 corn and soybean crops while increasing expected usage of the grains last week. The National Agricultural Statistics Service predicted the U.S. corn crop will reach 12.54 billion bushels this year, while soybean production will hit 3.375 billion
by WLJ
2010 November 12
McDonalds restaurants posted strong October sales, according to the company. Sales rose 5.6 percent last month. Its increase in sales at stores open at least 13 months was a marked improvement from the same month last year when the metric dipped 0.1 percent, in part because of tough comparisons.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) members Johnny and Jana Trotter of Hereford, TX, have made a significant donation to the American Quarter Horse Foundation to honor their friend Scoop Vessels and to help the foundation in its efforts to preserve and protect both the history and the future of the American Quarter Horse.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
An innovative climate and weather monitoring system developed at Oregon State University (OSU) will soon be used to help underwrite and verify claims of crop losses, both to improve services to farmers across the nation and prevent abuse in the $79 billion crop insurance program.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
With money for education declining and childhood obesity increasing, Oregonians are looking for innovative ways to fund school programs and raise healthy K-12 students. The Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is supporting a program that does bothsaves money for school districts and feeds kids.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The Kansas Angus Association (KAA) is working with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) to better reward members or their customers as they learn more about carcass merit in their herds, or at least five representative spring-born steers. The 2011 Carcass Data Project (CDP) $5-perhead enrollment deadline of Dec.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) recently announced its support of several congressional bills seeking to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered species and return management to the state of Montana.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC) will host its third annual Beef Research Review on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.
by DTN
2010 November 12
Ted Dyer didnt want to keep guessing about the effectiveness of commonly used dewormers in his cattle herd. So last year, the University of Georgia animal scientist conducted a trial on the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Centers weaned calves.
by DTN
2010 November 12
Fillets selling for $75 a pound? Ribeyes going for $50 a pound? How about ground beef priced from $7.50 to $14 a pound? Go to the Internet and click Wagyu (or Kobe) beef and you might think producers of this specialty beef cattle have discovered the road to riches.


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