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2009 November 30
Ranchers leasing grazing land from the state of Idaho may soon face stiffer competition for those leases as a result of major rule changes proposed by the Idaho Land Board. Under the proposed changes, conservation will be added as an acceptable use of lease lands, a move many fear will pave the way for environmental groups to irrevocably disrupt grazing activities on these lands.
by WLJ
2009 November 30
The Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA), during its 2009 Annual Convention in Amarillo, TX, named its officers and directors for the coming year.
by WLJ
2009 November 30
Cattle feeding conditions vary by location. One yard might be knee deep in snow while the other is dealing with piles of mud. Record high temperatures might cause heat stress in one area while cattle in another region are enduring torrential rainfall..
by WLJ
2009 November 30
U.S. Cattlemens Association (USCA) representatives were in Washington, D.C., during the first week of November to share cattle producers concerns with policymakers on a number of cattle industry issues with a primary focus on the country of origin labeling (COOL) challenge under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
by WLJ
2009 November 30
Retail grocers were expected to offer shoppers a mix of meat items after the Thanksgiving Day holiday, but the leaning likely will be toward the red meats.
by WLJ
2009 November 30
The need for more return per calf has beef cattle producers looking at alternative production practices.Raising cattle naturally is a method that has attracted consumer demand, says Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Not to be confused with organic beef production, the U.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
Winter weather in the U.S. is expected to be heavily influenced this year by a weak to moderate El Niño in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean this year, at least through February, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted last month. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center, which issues seasonal outlooks for the U.S., said
2009 November 20
Many of those who attended the Idaho Wool Growers Association’s 117th annual convention Nov. 6-8 in Sun Valley were surprised to learn that new U.S. Homeland Security regulations could block reliable documented Peruvian and Mexican workers from returning this month to the U.S. in time for
by WLJ
2009 November 20
The Senate leadership announced last week that there won’t be any action to advance climate change legislation this year. The news came as President Barack Obama pushed for a bill before international talks on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. The shift in focus also means
by WLJ
2009 November 20
JBS S.A. reported a steep decline in earnings in its third fiscal quarter, and separately said it was negotiating with an investor expected to commit $2.5 billion to the companys U.S. division. The company said it will sell as much as 26.3 percent of its U.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is looking for cattle producers to participate in the 2009-10 Eastern North Dakota Cattle Feedout.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
At the 93rd Annual California Cattlemens Association (CCA) Convention in Sparks, NV, William (Billy) Flournoy, a public lands rancher from Likely, CA, was nominated and elected to serve a two-year term as a second vice president for CCA.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
As cattle producers continually strive to do more with less, industry experts from coast to coast and border to border have been offering similar advice lately.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that 2009 FSA county committee elections were set to begin with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 7, 2009.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
The workshops, also sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the US- DA Risk Management Agency, Pfizer Animal Health and the Nevada Cattlemans Association, will focus on beef cow management strategies that help ranchers improve their bottom line while maintaining quality.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
Beef reigns supreme in consumers protein choices, according to research released earlier this year from West Texas AM University. Nearly half of consumers surveyed put beef as their No. 1 protein choice, and 97 percent indicated they ate beef between one and 12 times each week.
by WLJ
2009 November 20
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, Charles Anstey and Ridder Ranch were honored as Century Hereford Breeders Nov. 2. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.