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by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Nebraska Cattlemen?s Association (NCA) recently presented testimony to the Legislature?s Natural Resources Committee in support of LB 56. The cattlemen drafted the proposal to change the Livestock Waste Management Act to correct an unfair provision in current state statute.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Meghan Blythe, a high school senior from White City High School in White City, KS, has been named the 2009 National Beef Industry Scholarship winner. Ten outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded a $1,500 scholarship provided by CME Group and the National Cattlemen?s Foundation (NCF).
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Dan Loy, professor of animal sciences at Iowa State University, will discuss corn co-products and how they compare in nutrient content to more typical feeds, and how co-products of the corn milling and ethanol industries can be fed on the ranch, during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
With the new Obama administration, a new Congress taking over, and the world economy slipping, California agricultural leaders say they will press leaders in Washington to focus on issues that will not only help ensure a plentiful food supply, but also offer an improved financial picture for farming and the nation.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2009 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available on the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site (www.nalf.org). Users can employ the ?Sire Selector? tool to specify EPD-selection criteria in searching qualified U.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Dave and Greg Danker learned early on that developing an efficient breeding program wasn?t going to be a snap. ?Our early attempts at AI and estrus synchronization were pretty much a disaster,? Dave recalls. ?Our conception rates were far below what we wanted them to be.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) will hold its third annual Trustees Gathering and Benefit in Helena, MT, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
How a beef operation is managed can make a significant difference in how profitable it is. With so many variables to consider, such as feed and fuel costs and up-and-down markets, managing profitability and maintaining a healthy bottom line can present an ongoing challenge.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Beef Checkoff in South Dakota is supporting a new program designed to develop beef consumers for life by teaching teens how to cook beef while providing education on beef?s nutritional benefits. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is offering funding to schools across the state encouraging the use of beef in the classroom.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Even in the wake of the economic shockwaves sent rippling through the country after the debacle on Wall Street, land values in most parts of the far western U.S. seem to be holding steady, according to brokers in the area.
by DTN
2009 January 30
Is the estate you spent a lifetime accumulating and/ or conserving going to be reduced significantly by the time your heirs receive it? Only action now on your part will help to ensure your heirs receive the estate you intend.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Deputy secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett recently announced the removal of the western Great Lakes population and portions of the northern Rocky Mountain population of gray wolves from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
A cutting-edge genomic resource is now available which will enhance research in sheep beyond anything that was dreamed possible just two years ago.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
USDA recently awarded University of Northern Colorado biologist Patrick Burns a $98,000 grant to study whether fish oil improves fertility, in cows. The two-year research project may also have implications on human health, fertility and treatment without side effects for conditions like arthritis.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Buzz in the restaurant industry suggests veal may be a trendy product for menus in 2009, according to a dairy producer serving on the industry?s Veal Committee.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
Those who pushed hardest for a well-defined claim are taking issue with the new standards, however. The text of the new standard does indeed outline a few things missing from the previous (very loose) standard, they say, but does little to close loopholes allowing companies to market the majority of the beef produced in the U.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
Like many areas of the West, producers across California are looking at the skies and hoping for rain that they desperately need. Recent stories in the national news have highlighted the dire moisture situations in many areas of the High Plains where severe drought has been exacerbated by high winter winds, stripping the soil and carrying it away.


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