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by WLJ
2009 March 6
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has honored Rep. Tim Holden, D-PA, with its Golden Plow Award, the highest honor the organization bestows on members of Congress. Holden was presented the award last Wednesday for his support of America?s farmers and ranchers by AFBF President Bob Stallman and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
What recession? Some 500 supporters of Oregon cattle ranchers showed up recently at a benefit auction and raised more than $70,000 to help local ranchers pay legal costs to defend cattle grazing on public lands.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
For several years, nutritionists from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska have met twice each year to receive updates and have discussions on pertinent beef nutrition topics. This event has become known as the Colorado Nutrtion Roundtable?or simply the Nutrition Roundtable.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors recently approved an aggressive plan and policy to eliminate the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) gene from the Gelbvieh herdbook. AM is a genetic defect found in certain lines of Angus cattle.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Responding to Gov. Schwarzenegge r?s announcement to take actions to mitigate community and farm impacts due to water shortages, the president of the state?s largest farm organization, Doug Mosebar of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said recently that the action will help.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The 14th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship was selected at the Annual Cowman?s Classic All Breed Bull Sale on Feb. 21 at Spokane, WA. This year?s recipients were Mariah Mielke of Davenport, WA ? 1st Runner Up ($250), and Julie Jeske of Royal City, WA ? First Place ($500).
by WLJ
2009 March 6
A recent USDA report revealed the smallest cattle inventory in the last 50 years, said Darrell Mark, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension livestock marketing specialist.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The beef industry is the largest segment of Colorado?s agricultural industry, accounting for more than half the state?s total cash receipts from livestock and crop production.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Even though winter is trailing off, horse owners need to make sure their animals stay warm, according to North Dakota State University Extension Ser- vvice equine specialist Car- rrie Hammer. Horse owners have sev- eeral ways to do that. One of them is giving the horses shelter.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Dr. Patrick McCue, director of the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Reproduction Laboratory, will host ?Saving Foals: A Horse Owner?s Guide to Foaling and Foal Care? from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in Room 118/120 of the Animal Cancer Center at CSU?s James L.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Forage Genetics International, LLC, a Land O?Lakes subsidiary, have entered into a multiyear research collaboration focused on improving alfalfa for a broad range of applications, including forage, silage and industrial uses.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced submission of proposal applications for the 2009 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) has been reopened until April 1, 2009. The previous deadline to submit applications was March 2.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Global economic downturns and protectionist trade policies do not mix. That is a lesson made clear by the mistakes of depression-era trade policies of the early 20th century. To halt a global march toward similar flawed policies during the 21st century, the U.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Beginning April 1, 2009, breeding bulls entering Texas from any other state must be either 24 months of age or younger and certified as a virgin, or be tested negative for cattle trichomoniasis within 30 days prior to entry.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The newborn calf has many challenges to face as it begins to live on its own. The first of these challenges is a change in environment. If a calf can get beyond the challenge of finding its feet and finding mom?s teat, there is a good chance it will be able to handle life.
by WLJ
2009 February 27
Cattle on feed report numbers for Feb. 1 were reported mostly inline with analysts pre-report expectations and had very little impact on the markets last week. The inventory numbers showed very positive supply side fundamentals for the industry, however, the story lies on the demand side, which remains very weak, say analysts.
by WLJ
2009 February 27
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 20 that he would allow Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws to take effect, rather than reopening the rule-making process. That decision marked a step backward from the more aggressive approach he discussed with consumer groups and packers earlier in the week.
2009 February 27
Calving time is imminent. This is easy to see as the cows settle into the final weeks of gestation. Cows are a bit slower to get up. Their movement is not as decisive and the placement of feet is more careful. There is a noticeable decrease in the willingness to jockey for the pecking order.
2009 February 27
Supporters of mandator y Country of Origin Labeling (mCOOL) and opponents of further consolidation of the beef processing sector sure have a lot to cheer about. The mCOOL boosters now have the ear of our new Agriculture secretary, who has asked the meat industry to voluntarily adopt three practices stricter than those laid out in USDAs final rule.
by WLJ
2009 February 27
Tyson Foods Inc., the worlds largest meat producer, said recently it will issue $500 million in notes and it plans to arrange a new $1 billion line of credit. The company announced that the $500 million in unsecured senior notes would be due 2014.


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