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by WLJ
2009 June 12
Kurt and Eric Harder passed away June 5, 2009, following a tragic accident at their ranch. To walk into a room in the presence of Kurt and Eric is to experience unbridled humor.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
Superior Livestock Inc. announces the launch of Superior Progressive Genetics, an innovative marketing program that will enhance the value of qualified seedstock bulls, ultimately generating greater premiums for commercial cattlemen when their calves sell.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
Pfizer Animal Genetics is now offering a new diagnostic test for the genetic defect Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH). In collaboration with Dr. Jon Beever at the University of Illinois, Dr.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
In recognition of their vision, inspirational efforts and leadership that has helped shape todays cattle feeding industry, Paul F. Engler and the late William D. W.D. Farr are honored as the inaugural inductees into the newly established Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
Once again, cattle feeders are in an extended period of economic challenges and need to take advantage of every opportunity to survive in these tough economic times, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) beef cattle specialist said.
by WLJ
2009 June 5
Two key developments last month may pave the way for expanded beef trade with Japan. During its annual meeting in Paris, France, The World Organization for Animal Health, which is known by its French acronym OIE, adopted two separate resolutions impacting how it classifies bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
by WLJ
2009 June 5
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) has scheduled a symposium in Waco, TX, for Aug. 14-15, 2009. The schedule of events includes discussion forums on providing quality purebred animals and managing performance with todays technology, marketing...
by WLJ
2009 June 5
The 2009 Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) Annual Fed Beef Challenge brought 150 cattle feeders from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico to Amarillo, TX, for the opportunity to show off their best cattle and try to win prizes. A total of 117 finished steers and heifers were shown.
by WLJ
2009 June 5
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) applauded two bills signed by Gov. Bill Ritter last week. There were five bills signed to help protect and conserve Colorados water and land. SB 158 was a bill that CCA worked very hard to see become law in Colorado.
by DTN
2009 June 5
Talks are starting among cattle and meatpacker groups over possible changes to the beef checkoff. The American Farm Bureau Federation hosted a meeting last Tuesday in Washington for several groups to explain their individual policies and review recommendations laid out in January to the U.
by WLJ
2009 June 5
In his first address to an agricultural trade association as a member of President Obamas Cabinet, U.S. Trade Representative (US- TR) Ron Kirk told members of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) that he is committed to making U.S. exports a cornerstone of the nations economic recovery.
by WLJ
2009 May 29
The number of cattle in U.S. feedlots on May 1 declined from prior year levels for the 13th consecutive month, USDA reported May 22. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the number of cattle on feed in U.S. lots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.
by WLJ
2009 May 29
Wet weather across several major corn-growing states has resulted in a delay in planting thats even worse than the one caused by last years flooding in the upper Midwest. That situation has some analysts predicting that corn prices could skyrocket. Some predictions are already calling for corn to rise above the $6 mark by the summer of 2010.
by WLJ
2009 May 29
Ranching in Wyoming has been a way of life for many people who are either actively involved, or who maintain ties to ranching by helping relatives, friends, and neighbors on their operations. Farson, WY, has been the longtime home to cattle ranchers Lee and Silva Harns, who are now retired from ranching.
by WLJ
2009 May 29
Total red meat supplies in freezers April 30 were up 1 percent from March but down 5 percent from a year ago, according to USDAs monthly Cold Storage report. Frozen pork supplies were up 3 percent from the pre vious month but down 7 percent from last year.
by WLJ
2009 May 29
I fully expect that were going to see more formal water markets emerge throughout the state as our water issues and scarcity become more pressing con- cerns, said Karina Schoengold, University of Nebras- kaLincoln assistant profes- sor of natural resources and environmental economics.


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