Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, SC, is the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. The family was recognized Jan. 29 at the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention for its wholefarm commitment and leadership in conserving natural resources.
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Legislative Committee met in Lincoln Jan. 21 and 22 and analyzed 309 bills it considered potentially pertinent to cattle producer interests. The committee made recommendations to the NC Board of Directors, which took positions on 207 billssupport 63, oppose 34, and monitor 110.
The now more than $900-billion dollar economic stimulus bill being considered by Congress contains a lot of pork, opponents say, and money to promote ecotourism on public lands as a way to create jobs is just one of those questionable spending items.
New officers for the Nebraska Beef Council were elected Jan. 19, 2009, at the Nebraska Beef Council office in Kearney, NE. Dave Hamilton, a cow/ calf producer from Thedford, NE, was elected chairman. Hamilton represents producers in District 2; counties included are Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine, Loup, Brown, Rock and Keya Paha.
Judge Chris Wickham of Washingtons Thurston County Superior Court recently ruled that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is indeed required to carry out a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) analysis on lands in the Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area (WDWA) before livestock grazing can occur.
After an eventful week in Phoenix, AZ, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Lucinda Williams joins the ranks of many ranchers across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) chair.
Given the current economic uncertainty, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service has scheduled eight agricultural outlook conferences throughout the state. Several members from the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics will be presenting.
JBS Swift is continuing talks with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on potentially divesting assets to complete its purchase of National Beef Co., and talks remain stuck on some of the major points laid out by DOJ in its anti-trust case, JBS executives said late last month.
The Idaho Beef Council is pleased to announce Katlin Davis as its new program manager. As program manager, Davis is responsible for implementing the Beef Councils market plan for increasing consumer beef demand throughout the state of Idaho.
Beef grading has been a vital marketing serviceprovided by USDA since the 1920s. Consumers, through retail, restaurant, and commercial food service buyers, have come to rely on USDA Prime, Choice, and Select as symbols of quality. Much of the U.S.
National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice were announced two weeks ago by the Beef Checkoff Program at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The Beef Backer Award recognizes chain and independent restaurant operators who excel in menuing and marketing beef.
Kristy Lage, Arthur, NE, has been elected 58th president of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW) during the organizations 2009 annual meeting Jan. 27-30 in Phoenix, AZ. ANCW is a voice for women who support and promote the beef industry.
The 2009 Annual Meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) was held Jan. 12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. About 90 members and guests attended. With NALF President Bob Millerberg, Draper, UT, presiding, the main order of business was the Board of Directors election.
Members of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting last month as the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Phoenix. This years convention and trade show was attended by approximately 5,300 people.
The National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) announces the 2009 scholarship honoring the late W.D. Farr, of Greeley, CO. Two annual $12,000 graduate scholarships bearing his name will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experience.
For a second year, the National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) and Fort Dodge Animal Health are accepting applications for the Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship. Through producer participation, Fort Dodge Animal Health sponsors five scholarships of $5,000 each.
Red Angus cattle are known for practical and profitable traits such as excellent mothering ability, improved uniformity and marketability in crossbred calf crops, superior carcass quality, moderate size, lower maintenance energy requirements, and gentle dispositions.
Seedstock and commercial producer Schuler Red Angus of Bridgeport, NE, earned the prestigious Grid- Master Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 17-19. The GridMaster Award recognizes producers and feeders whose cattle achieved carcass excellence when harvested.