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by WLJ
2011 July 1
A study that analyzes differing techniques for dry aging of U.S. beef destined for international markets has been completed for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF) by researchers at Oklahoma State Universitys (OSU) Department of Animal Science. Funding for the research was provided by the Oklahoma Beef Council.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) recognized the outstanding efforts of several members and industry friends during the associations 2011 annual convention held at the Steamboat Sheraton in Steamboat Springs, CO.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) honors one individual during their Annual Convention by awarding them the CCA Honorary Life Member award, the highest honor among CCA members. During the 2011 Annual Convention held in Steamboat Springs, CO, CCA bestowed this award on Jim Isgar.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
David Mendenhall of Rocky Ford, CO, became the 2011-2012 president of the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) on June 22 during the associations 144th annual convention in Steamboat Springs, CO.
2011 June 24
Located 16 miles east of Oakland, CA, in the greater San Francisco Bay area, the town of Walnut Creek is a haven for well-off commuters who prefer the pastoral beauty of the town’s publically-owned open spaces to San Francisco’s urban hustle and bustle. With an average income over $85,000, and the average
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The ban that animal rights activists pushed to protect the U.S. horse population has had a negative impact on horse welfare. While the debate over horse slaughter is over for now, researchers at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have determined that Congress and USDA would be well advised to
by WLJ
2011 June 24
USDA’s Cattle on Feed report, released June 17, showed a decline in the number of cattle on feed from the prior month, however, numbers remain well above June 1, 2010, levels. The report said there are 10.9 million head in U.S. feedlots of 1,000 head or more, an increase of 4 percent from year-earlier
by WLJ
2011 June 24
According to information from USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Chihuahuas status for bovine tuberculosis (TB) will be downgraded from Modified Accredited to Accredited Preparatory as of Aug. 18, 2011. However, shorter-term actions are also being taken now to address the interim animal health risks.
by DTN
2011 June 24
Southeast producers are realizing they need to move their calves to save the cows. In some places, cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.
by DTN
2011 June 24
Big ethanol has enough clout in Congress and in the Obama administration to keep growing with U.S. government support, even though decades of large tax credits may be winding down.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $42 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal 2012, reflecting a 2.1 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2011 budget and down more than 20 percent from 2007.
by DTN
2011 June 24
A complex combination of factors seems to bring on the condition. �The incidence of grass tetany is usually highest in the early spring,� says Lemenager. �Grass is lush, vegetative and has a high moisture and fatty acid content. Forages are usually low in magnesium and the soil is high in potassium and nitrogen.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the states oldest and largest livestock association, passed policy regarding the states brucellosis program. The policy was approved at the TSCRA Summer Meeting in New Braunfels, TX.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has announced that effective Aug. 1, 2011, government subsidized brucellosis testing at all Texas livestock markets will be discontinued due to a lack of funding available to pay for future testing.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released on June 13, 2011, an environmental assessment and decision record to implement a wild horse gather and fertility control program on the White Mountain and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming to bring the horse populations back to a level consistent with land capacity.
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) announced last week that the U.S. Forest Service, the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners, CCA, and most importantly13 livestock-producing families prevailed against a lawsuit filed by Western Watersheds Project (WWP).


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