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by WLJ
2008 December 30
In order to better match supply with shrinking demand, Tyson Foods Inc. is cutting both beef and chicken production, the latter of which marks a significant development in the poultry industry, according to Stephens Inc. analyst Farha Aslam. While the beef cuts are positive, the chicken cuts are truly significant, Aslam wrote in a note to investors.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
A lot of long hours and expense are invested into harvesting quality forages and storing them for use at a later time. As a producer, you wouldnt dream of throwing away one-third of the forages that were intended to be fed to the cow herd. Many times, thats what happens when livestock are allowed unlimited access to hay in a feeding situation.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
People who study change and its causes have observed that change is often caused by a disturbance. Production agriculture is in a period of rapid change, with an economic environment that many have never experienced.
by WLJ
2008 December 19
President-elect Barack Obama last week named former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to be the next secretary of agriculture. The former presidential candidate and two-term Iowa governor has been a strong supporter of the ethanol industry and pushed biofuels research during his time in office and as a candidate in the primary campaigns.
2008 December 19
After weeks of speculation surrounding who would be President-elect Barack Obamas choice for secretary of the Interior, Sen. Ken Salazar, D-CO, has been confirmed as the next leader of the department. It was announced on Monday, Dec. 15 that Salazar was Obamas pick, followed by Salazars acceptance of the position on Dec.
by WLJ
2008 December 19
The National Western Stock Show named Richard L. Robinson and Edward A. Robinson the 2009 Citizens of the West. The brothers will accept the prestigious award at the annual award dinner on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
2008 December 19
He is always there, hes always reliable, and is truly a friend of the National Western Stock Show (NWSS). Virgil Holtgrewe has been a familiar face at NWSS for more than 40 years and has actively volunteered his time for 20 of those years helping guests, exhibitors and management put on the granddaddy of all livestock shows.
by WLJ
2008 December 19
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced last week that the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), its former chief executive officer.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Agiculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently led a U.S. Agribusiness Trade and Investment Mission to the Central American region Sept. 21-24 to further promote two-way cooperation, trade and investment between the U.S. and companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Massive beef recalls in both the U.S. and Canada in 2008 prompted many consumer watchdog groups to question the sanitation procedures of beef plants and to worry that USDAs and CFIAs inspection processes are inadequate. This news from CFIA is extremely encouraging, said Graeme McRae, Bioniche CEO.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Superior Stampede, a division of Superior Livestock Auction, recently entered into a joint venture with the Union Ganadera Regional De Chihuahua (UGRCH), the cattlemens union for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Under terms of the agreement, UGRCH will act as the exclusive representative for all cattle sold by Superior Stampede that enter the U.
by WLJ
2008 December 12
Californias central valley this year has resulted in the downgrade of the states TB status by USDA. The change in status, to Modified Accredited Advanced, is expected to cost producers millions of dollars in additional costs for testing and management of the disease.
by WLJ
2008 December 12
Food safety risks are a growing concern for USDA due to a number of flaws in the inspection system, according to a report issued by the agencys Office of the Inspector General (OIG) last week.
by WLJ
2008 November 6
The result of the New Jersey ruling could open the door to similar challenges of those regulations elsewhere by livestock interests. In the New Jersey case, the court upheld many of the livestock practices as legal despite the challengesn by animal rights groups.
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