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2009 May 15
Farm and ranch freezers are often full of homeraised beef, yet producer families still enjoy the classic steakhouse experience now and again. With a quick scan of the menu and some cowboy math, most producers figure the New York strip list price at a hefty premium to the weekly salebarn reports for beef on the hoof.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
Exports of U.S. pork and beef registered a solid performance in March, led by extremely strong pork sales to Mexico and a surge in beef exports to Vietnam, Japan and the Middle East. Pork plus pork variety meat exports rose 16 percent in volume and 17 percent in value over March 2008.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
After the failure of Greeley, CO-based New Frontier Bank, USDA and Colorados congressional delegation are scrambling to help farmers and ranchers in the area secure funding for their operations. The bank, seized by regulators last month, provided funding for an estimated 1,900 operations in the area around Greeley.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
As part of its responsibility to manage, protect, and control wild horses and burros, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is soliciting bids for several new long-term (pasture) facilities located in the continental U.S.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
Recently, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) announced its second class of the 1860-1920 Legacy Award inductions. The award honors historical figures that have had an impact on Montanas Western Heritage. This years class includes 14 inductees from 12 districts across the state.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
Sept. 20 Oak Ridge Angus Farms, Production Sale, Calistoga, CA
by WLJ
2009 May 15
For more than 150 years, ranching has been a major contributor to Colorados economy while at the same time keeping millions of acres of Colorados open space intact. However, the number of ranchers and ranches in Colorado is continually declining in the face of many challenges.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
The Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation (NCREF) is pleased to announce the winners of the foundation scholarships awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year. Winners will be recognized during the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting June 18 in West Point, NE, during the NCREF Luncheon.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
The 55th Annual Texas AM Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 at Texas AM University in College Station, TX. Planning committee members from around the state have met with us and helped us put together another outstanding program, said Jason Cleere, Texas Agri- Life Extension beef cattle specialist and conference coordinator.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wild horse groups, and other animal advocates from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day to be held Sept.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Wolves in parts of the northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region were removed from the endangered species list last week, a step which will allow greater authority for state managers to control populations in Idaho and Montana.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Last week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ron Kirk, claimed victory in the ongoing dispute over shipments of U.S. beef to the 27 member nations of the European Union (EU). Trade commissioner for EU, Catherine Ashton, agreed to increase the tariff-free quota allowed into Europe to 20,000 tons for the next three years.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced last week that biofuels will need to meet a higher standard for emissions. The Obama administration also formed a comprehensive program which will require EPA, USDA and the Commerce Department to work together to not only meet those more stringent standards, but also increase the U.S. use of biofuels to meet energy needs.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Tyson Foods posted a second quarter loss of $104 million or 24 cents per share last week. According to Leland Tollett, interim president and CEO of the company, Our Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods segments generated financial returns at or near normalized ranges in the second quarter, excluding one-time charges in Prepared Foods.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
J.T. Elings passed away in the arms of his beloved wife, Virginia Lee (Benoist), at Hospice House in Bend, OR, on Dec. 28, 2008. Jim and Ginger shared an extraordinary love and friendship which was obvious to all who knew them. Jim touched the lives of so many people with his great sense of humor, warmth, and honor, and he will be truly missed.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
The Pathfinder Reservoir, with its headwaters in the mountains of northern Colorado, is the oldest reservoir along the North Platte River. And, it has been a hotly debated topic among parties in the three states of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Among the two most contentious points in the Nebraska v.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Harrell Hereford Ranch was honored with the 2009 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Seedstock Producer of the Year Award during the 2009 BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium May 2. Outstanding seedstock operations in the U.S. and Canada have been awarded this honor annually since 1972.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
The American Lamb Board (ALB) is now soliciting the second round of cooperative funding programs. The Matching Grant Program and The Supplier Cooperative Funding Program were designed to leverage funds to further promote American Lamb. The Industry Matching Grant Program has $20,000 available to fund projects and activities that promote American Lamb.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Dealing with cattle just got easier with Powder Rivers new Cattlemans Double Down Tub and Alley. The double alleyway will make the cattle-working experience quicker and easier. They flow from the tub easier than ever with two nice openings to choose from when entering the double alley.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
Grazing lands make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of the national land base. The wise management of these lands has environmental and economic implications that exceed common perception or understanding, says Bob Drake, chairman of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI).


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