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by WLJ
2009 June 19
Smithfield Foods reported a dismal set of quarterly earnings last week along with 2009 fiscal year earnings, emphasizing the downturn in the pork industry. The company reported its first net loss in 30 years: $190.3 million in the red for fiscal 2009, or $1.
by WLJ
2009 June 19
A little water and an annual planting of the right grass seed can go a long way toward increasing the bottom line for cattle producers, especially if they are part of an irrigated pasture practice incorporating the latest technology and methods.
by WLJ
2009 June 19
Beef recalls and other food safety events can put a poor light on the beef industry, not to mention its products and its animals. While great strides have been made to reduce pathogens at the post-harvest level, the opportunity for producers to influence pathogen levels has been limited.
by WLJ
2009 June 19
Despite the prolonged slowdown in global economic activity and the initial wave of A-H1N1 Influenzarelated market reactions, exports of U.S. pork and beef held up reasonably well in the month of April. While pork plus pork variety meat exports declined by 10 percent in volume compared to April 2008, the drop in value was limited to about 4 percent.
by WLJ
2009 June 19
There was just one championship title left for Ty Thompson to win in Livestock Marketing Associations (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC)that of world champion. And thats the one he took home following the competition June 13 at the Fergus Falls Livestock Auction Market.
by WLJ
2009 June 19
The beef trade press has done a tremendous job of polling and listening to bull buyers across the land. Seedstock producers have a much better idea of what will get them to nod their head at an auction than they did a decade ago. In 2003, The Western Livestock Journal.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
Some reprieve was granted to California livestock producers when legislation that would have limited the use of antibiotics by licensed veterinarians to prevent and control disease in animal agriculture was defeated by the California Senate, June 3, with 15 senators voting in favor of the bill and 20 voting to oppose Senate Bill 416.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
A colder and wetter than normal start to the growing season, particularly in the eastern half of the Corn Belt, caused USDA to lower the 2009 corn crop yield number last week. The agency also lowered the expected production for this year, adding speculation to the possibility of higher prices for grains this year.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
Russian officials said last week that they have no intention of moving more quickly to resume meat trade with the U.S. According to a Reuters report, Russian officials claim they have not yet received sufficient data to resume trade. Unfortunately, the American side has not yet provided sufficient data, Sergei Dankvert, head of Rosselkhoznadzor, Russias food safety agency, was quoted as saying.
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.


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