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by WLJ
2010 August 20
Greg Lardy, head of North Dakota State Universitys (NDSU) Animal Sciences Department, is the 2010 recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Extension Award.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
A Cattlemens Field Day will be held on Sept. 11, 2010, in Miles City, MT. This is an educational event with opportunities to hear information to help the bottom line, participate in a panel discussion, walk through pens of cattle, and visit with seedstock producers.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
A very solid June performance allowed U.S. pork and beef exports to finish the first half of 2010 with strong momentum. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), pork exports of 164,000 metric tons (361.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Recent research conducted at New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (CDRRC) is helping scientists tease apart the nature versus nurture puzzle by showing that a cows geographic experience affects its grazing behavior and diet choices in the harsh desert rangeland pastures of southern New Mexico.
by WLJ
2010 August 13
Mexico, the largest buyer of U.S. beef, has lifted the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on beef shipments sent to buyers south of the border. In a move announced last week, Mexico’s Ministry of the Economy lifted the tariffs for beef beginning Aug. 11, 2010. Any beef arriving at the border after that
by WLJ
2010 August 6
During the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference on July 31, the Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation) voted to remain attached to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), ending a weeks-long debate over whether or not the two organizations should be separated.
2010 August 6
In 2010, South Dakota joined the crowd, becoming the forty-third state to base the ag property tax system on productivity rather than market value. Landowners saw the first phase of the change in the property valuations that were sent out in March. The change is for the 2010 tax year,
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Canadian sausage and deli meat maker G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. closed its plant in Mississauga, ONT, last week and recalled 120 ready-to-eat products after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a health hazard alert warning consumers the products may be contaminated with foodborne pathogens.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Seven diverse U.S. cattle operations were recognized as regional winners of the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP), a program that has honored farm and ranching families for outstanding resource management since 1991. Winners were announced at a reception during the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference held in Denver, CO, July 28-Aug.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Members of the National C a t t l emens Beef Association (NCBA) on July 31, 2010, approved a number of resolutions to guide the associations policy efforts in Washington, D.C. The resolutions were passed during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
The Montana Red Angus Association (MT RAA) has set its tour dates for Sept. 4-5, 2010. Come join the South Central breeders of the MT RAA on the RED LIGHT EXPRESS and see the girls, girls, girls! Therell be plenty of girls for viewing (the four-legged kind), tremendous BIG SKY country, and loads of hospitality.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
American National CattleWomen, Inc. (AN- CW) at their 2010 Summer Conference in Denver, CO, recognized Barbara Cowley, Montague, CA, with their Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Seventytwo percent of beef and dairy producers continue to be somewhat or very well informed about the program and 72 percent approve of the checkoff, according to a recent survey of producers.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Members of the National Catt l e m e n s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Producers Council (YPC) held their biannual business meeting during the NCBA Summer Conference. During the meeting, the group discussed initiatives for the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to better serve the unique membership needs of young producers between.
2010 July 30
El Paso Corporation, parent company of Ruby Pipeline LLC, has struck an agreement with Western Watersheds Project and the Oregon Natural Desert Association to donate approximately $22 million over the next 10 years for conservation and grazing permit buy-outs in exchange for
by WLJ
2010 July 30
Last week, an audit of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) beef checkoff contracting activities turned up several questions about how the organization was spending checkoff dollars. In some cases, the audit questioned record-keeping or time reporting for its employees who devote
2010 July 30
Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson expects the recently revived U.S. House Beef Caucus to meet soon in Washington after a lapse into dormancy. Elevating awareness of issues that impact the beef, cattle and ranching industry will top the 25-member caucus’ agenda.


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