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by WLJ
2011 December 2
According to USDA reports, cattlemen have much to be thankful for this holiday season with all-time record high prices posted during November on most major cattle and beef products, including; Choice carcass cut-out values, 50 percent lean beef...
2011 December 2
Food safety is the beef industry’s second most critical issue after demand. In fact, the two are inter-connected. So no one will quibble with the need to spend whatever it takes to make beef as safe as possible. But an examination of the years after the Jack-in- Box E.
2011 December 2
Cattle reproduction is a very talked-about number. As noted for years, if not decades, success in the cow/ calf business is directly related to a producer’s ability to get the cows pregnant. The standard numbers referred to are relatively easy to calculate.
by WLJ
2011 December 2
make donations to Living Water Hospice, Premier Home Care, PO Box 5007, Buena Vista CO 81211..
by WLJ
2011 December 2
Beef producers can learn ways to improve the quality, consistency and value of their product at the upcoming Idaho Beef Summit sponsored by the Idaho Beef Council.
by WLJ
2011 December 2
Horse slaughter plants have become legal again after Congress lifted restrictions on processing horse meat. President Barack Obama signed the enabling bill on Nov. 18. Entities already are considering opening plants in Oregon, and possibly Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri, slaughter plant proponent Sue Wallis says.
by WLJ
2011 December 2
Members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) will hold policy committee meetings and adopt proposed policies during its convention and annual meeting Dec. 12- 14 at The Meadows Conference & Event Center in Altoona.
by WLJ
2011 December 2
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) praised USDA’s announcement that crop insurance premiums for corn will be rerated for the 2012 crop year.
2011 December 2
Nevada’s state engineer, Jason King, won’t be walking on water any time soon, but if Las Vegas has its way, the city will be a little less thirsty. As Nevada’s top water regulator, King will determine the fate of what may easily be the state’s scarcest and most precious resource—southern Nevada’s water supply.
by DTN
2011 December 2
Who knew? Those thick, sharp-tasting orange peels that people would never dream of eating are “snack heaven” for cows. Not only does the cow get good roughage and vitamins, but it also gets an antimicrobial boost from the peel’s essential oils.
by WLJ
2011 December 2
The seventh annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee, Colorado Sorghum Producers, Colorado Seed Growers Association, and Colorado Seed Industry Association.
by DTN
2011 December 2
Building a market to sell home-finished beef is all about consistency. You not only have to provide tasty, tender beef one year, but every year. And there is a formula, some cattlemen say, to hitting the mark every time. The best place to start, they stress, is with the genetics of the animal.
2011 November 25
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Nov. 1, 2011. The inventory was 4 percent above Nov. 1, 2010. This is the second highest Nov. 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.


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