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by WLJ
2009 April 10
Canadian producers are pressing the government to seek trade sanctions against South Korea if the country does not quickly end its ban on Canadian beef. Gerry Ritz, Canadas minister of agriculture, said he will consider filing a trade action with the World Trade Organization after receiving no response from officials whom he visited last month.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, is now accepting entries for their 52nd Annual Cal Poly Bull Test. Last years test consisted of 271 bulls from top seedstock producers in the West and 103 bulls qualified for the sale with an average price of $2,568. This years delivery dates for bulls are May 9 and 10 at Cal Polys Beef Center.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is currently seeking applications for the 20th Annual Montana Environmental Stewardship Award. The Montana Environmental Stewardship Award is designed to recognize cattle producers whose natural resource stewardship practices contribute to the environment while enhancing productivity and profitability.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
The new executive vice president of the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) is Tom McDonnell. McDonnell became ICAs chief operating officer on April 1, 2009, mov ing to Boise, ID, from Chugwater, WY, where he owned a purebred cow/calf operation and also served as a consultant to the American Sheep Industry Association, USDA, and several universities.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
While the sluggish U.S. economy places downward pressure on middle meat prices, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has been undertaking efforts to promote an expanded range of beef cuts in targeted overseas markets to help maximize the cutout value for producers.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
When every dollar counts, cow/calf producers take stock of what they have to offer. They look for ways to add value to their calves. For more than 21,000 of those calves, the owners decided the best way to add value was simply to document it.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
Through a collaboration of 830 veterinarians, animal health suppliers, and Pfizer Animal Health, nearly $500,000 has been donated to local FFA chapters across the country. Through purchases of Pfizer Animal Healths vaccines, veterinarians and animal health suppliers were able to donate to a local FFA chapter of their choice.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
Nominees must meet the following requirements to become designated as a Colorado Centennial Farm: Farming or ranching properties must have remained in the same family continuously for at least 100 years; Each property must still be a working farm or...
by WLJ
2009 April 10
John Braly, vice president, North American Business Development and Sales, Destron Fearing, and Glenn Fischer, senior vice president of Allflex USA Inc., were elected to serve threeyear terms on the board of directors of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA).
by WLJ
2009 April 10
It was supposed to start the first week of April, but this years grilling season has been delayed until May. The weather just hasnt cooperated with prospects for an active grilling weekend, market analysts said. Cold, even snowy conditions have kept people indoors and away from the grills.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
On April 3, 2009, a coalition of associations and entities which are directly affected from the impact of introduction of non-native Canadian gray wolves into Wyoming filed a formal 60day notice of intent to sue the federal government over its refusal to delist wolves in the state.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The Public Lands Council (PLC) and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NC- BA) met with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Chief of Staff Carole Jett last week. The meeting focused on priority issues for the beef industry and livestock ranchers on federal lands, including trade, animal identification, and conservation.
by DTN
2009 April 3
Barring any unforeseen weather factors, the coming growing season should be favorable for alfalfa, according to Dr. Bruce Anderson, professor of agronomy at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Conditions are good for a pretty favorable growing season so far, Anderson said.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend certainly lived up to its reputation as Winnemucca's biggest event. Four very competitive events joined with the already hot Ranch Hand Rodeo from Feb.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The massive omnibus public lands bill passed by Congress in March was signed into law last Monday by President Barack Obama. The measure is the largest move by the government to lock up land in 25 years, setting aside 2 million acres as protected wilderness under several programs.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The prospective plantings report issued by USDA last Tuesday shows U.S. farmers are expecting to plant record high soybean acreage at the expense of corn, wheat and cotton acreage. Perhaps more disconcerting is that the report shows a total reduction of all crop acres of 7.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
A number of bills pertaining to the establishment of new horse slaughter facilities in several states saw action last week. Two of the three states with pending legislation took steps toward reopening a plant in the U.S. North Dakotas legislature approved $50,000 to study the viability of building a horse processing plant in the state.


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