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by WLJ
2010 October 29
The fight over the new regulations proposed by USDA's Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has been heating up over the past several weeks. Several members of Congress are aligning themselves to derail the proposed regulations that are widely opposed by many cattle producers, packers and retailers.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
The Cattle on Feed report, released Oct. 22 by USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), provided a little downward pressure for the cattle markets last week. The on feed number, at 10.8 million head, was 3 percent above year-ago levels and largely in line with pre-report expectations.
2010 October 29
In a cooperative effort between ranchers and packers, cattle producers in Washington state are collaborating to put beef on the plates of needy families around the region. The result of this combined effort is Beef Counts, a program designed to make it easier for ranchers to donate beef to needy families through area food banks. Originally the brainchild of Boise, ID-based Agri-Beef Co., the program also involves members of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA), Beef Commission, and Cattle Feeders, as well as Second Harvest Inland Northwest, which services more than 250 food banks in the region.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
On Nov. 4, the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) and the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars will be holding their annual Beef Summit at the University of Nebraska Lincolns East Campus.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
An economic impact study conducted by John Dunham and Associates, Inc. concludes that the Obama administrations proposed rule on livestock marketing could leave approximately 104,000 additional Americans without jobs. Consequently, the study reports a $14 billion reduction in the National Gross Domestic Product.
by DTN
2010 October 29
While some areas of the U.S. are experiencing drought conditions that have dried up pastures and forced livestock producers to feed hay weeks earlier than usual, the overall outlook for hay supplies does not seem to be quite as severe.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Forest Dunning of Sheridan, WY, was honored with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16- 17. Greg Comstock, RAAA CEO, presented the award to Dunning.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Roger is one of the strongest Red Angus promoters weve seen in the last decade, said Berry. His work to promote our breed through the terms he uses and the talks he gives from the auction block have opened avenues that have helped Red Angus breeders succeed on a level we are undeniably thankful for.
by WLJ
2010 October 29
On topics such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising regulatory issues about farm dust and questioning the use of sound pasture management tools like prairie dog bait, industry partners such as Liphatech (Rozol) are supporting many state stock grower associations to make sure that all sides of these issues are heard.
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.


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