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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.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
The Senate last Tuesday passed their version of the agricultural appropriations spending bill which will allocate $124.3 billion to fund programs tied to the agriculture industry and USDA for the year ahead.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Reps. John Salazar, D-CO, and Mike Thompson, D-CA, have introduced a measure which would exempt farms and ranches from the so-called death tax when they are handed down to subsequent generations.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Against that background, the bills passage was a simple matter for members of Congress who voted 283 to 142 in favor of the bill which broadens the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) power to increase inspections and write new regulations governing the food chain.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
A research project funded by the beef checkoff will try to ascertain how fat is deposited both inside and outside muscle tissue. Scientists at Texas AM University, the University of Idaho, and Texas Tech University submitted the proposal, titled Regulation of Marbling Development in Beef Cattle by Specific Fatty Acids.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Texas animal health officials have lifted a quarantine on a ranch in Starr County where horses have recovered from vesicular stomatitis (VS), a virus that occurs sporadically in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and other western states.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Corn growth is behind schedule in North Dakota, according to Adnan Akyuz, North Dakotas state climatologist and assistant professor of climatology in North Dakota State Universitys (NDSU) Soil Science Department. Corn growing degree units across the state are ranging from 900 to 1,250, he says.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
E. Gates was born on Aug. 14, 1915, to Alonzo E. Gates and Annie Brown Gates in Laredo, TX. He went to be with his Lord and Saviour on July 25, 2009. He grew up on the family ranch outside of Bruni, TX, on Texas 59, just west of Freer, and at 1510 Market St.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Any good business manager knows success lies in repeat customers. The beef industry follows that model and annually invests millions of dollars in research to help ensure satisfied consumers. Beef is known for taste. If we forget that, we lose a huge price advantage to competing proteins, says Glen Dolezal, Cargill Meat Solutions.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Consumers cravings for local food products doesnt stop with tomatoes and berries from the farmers´ market. Washingtons ranchers continue to enjoy growing demand for locally grown steaks, chops and roasts. The challenge lies in the lack of cost-effective local slaughter options that meet federal food safety requirements.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency last week opposing a proposal from the ethanol industry to increase the ethanol blend percentage in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent.
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Producers who interseed existing pastures with legumes can gain in excess of $50 per acre in annual production and savings, said a University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) specialist.


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