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by WLJ
2011 August 5
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said the "proof is in the pudding" that NCBA’s grassroots policy process works as the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference wrapped up in Kissimmee, FL.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
The fight over a planned pipeline between water sources near the Utah/Nevada border and the sprawling city of Las Vegas, NV, is heating up in advance of a series of public meetings on the project.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
Like any job, being an ultrasound technician has its ups and downs. Testy cattle. Severe weather. Reliance on machines that sometimes just dont feel the need to cooperate. Its not always an easy job.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
The economic downturn that has slammed the residential and commercial real estate markets over the past three years has not spilled over to agricultural properties. A recent report by Rabobank points out that in the past two decades, agricultural land has increased in value by 20 percent to 70 percent, depending on geography.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
Nearly 70 percent of rural Nebraskans define animal welfare in terms similar to those promoted by advocacy groups, but most dont think increased regulation of the states livestock practices is necessary to ensure proper care of animals in the state, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
It was 1986: A gallon of gas cost 89 cents; a pound of ground beef cost about $1.29 at retail; a movie ticket was $3.71; the average price of the average monthly rent was $385; the average price of a home was $89,430; and the national Beef Checkoff Program went into effect at $1 per head.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
Most Nebraska land owners have experienced optimal precipitation this summer while devastation has been occurring in the drought-stricken areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) is developing a list of individuals with available grass for lease or any other type of forage for sale to help our southern neighbors.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
Pfizer Inc. reported higher quarterly earnings last week as higher sales of animal health and nutritional products that the company aims to divest helped offset falling sales of its core pharmaceuticals business.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
The beef checkoff financial firewall at the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) is functioning as it should, according to officials of both NCBA and the Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB), which oversees the Beef Checkoff Program.
by WLJ
2011 July 29
The U.S. semi-annual cattle inventory report released July 22 by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) confirmed what many industry analysts had been predicting for months; the U.S. cow herd continues to shrink and there is little likelihood the trend will reverse this year. The ongoing drought in the southern half of
2011 July 29
As Texas experiences one if its worst droughts on record, the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab (TVMDL) in Amarillo, TX, is reporting increased numbers of cattle dying from water intoxication. Although rare, water intoxication occurs when cattle over-drink, usually following a period of water deprivation. It can
by WLJ
2011 July 29
There was some early light trade last week that appeared to be setting the tone for the fed cattle markets. In Kansas, live cattle were trading in low numbers at $107 live at midday last Thursday. In the Corn Belt, early dressed trade was reported at $170. Although the volume was light, it was expected that most of the week’s trade would
by WLJ
2011 July 29
Mike Enzi. Both are labeled the Livestock Marketing Fairness Act. Lummis says a lack of transparency in the marketplace can lead to price manipulation and abuse by some packers.
by WLJ
2011 July 29
He will speak at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) conference Aug. 31-Sept. 1. A large attendance of producers is expected from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, says David Patterson, University of Missouri (MU) Extension beef reproduction specialist, Columbia.
by WLJ
2011 July 29
The quantity of beef available to consumers in the U.S. has declined a startling amount in recent years, and that trend is going to continue. Unfortunately, even higher retail beef prices can be expected for consumers, said Chris Hurt, a Purdue University Extension economist.


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