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by WLJ
2009 January 9
The Herd In A Tank package will sell as one unit at the Mile High Classic Sale scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 in the sale arena in the Yards. The tank, semen and embryos were donated and the auction proceeds will benefit the Junior Red Angus Stockgrowers Contest that takes place Jan.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Colorado recorded a total of 2,927 Angus with the American Angus Association (AAA) during fiscal year 2008 which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of AAA.
by WLJ
2009 January 9
Manure from livestock producers, both large and small, has historically been viewed as a liability because of time needed to scrape, load, haul and spread. However, this is no longer the case.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
Mexico halted shipments from 30 U.S. meat processors Dec. 23, citing concerns over what officials termed technical and sanitary issues. However, many industry sources said last week the suspension was in retaliation for the implementation of U.S.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
The American Meat Institute (AMI) filed a challenge to Californias ban on the slaughter of nonambulatory livestock on Dec. 24. The lawsuit expands on one filed by the National Meat Association (NMA). AMI is seeking to prevent the enforcement of the states current ban on the slaughter of any downer animals by federally inspected plants in the state.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
In todays economy, investors are scrambling for the next surething. The ups and downs of Wall Street and boom-or-bust commodity prices have sent investors searching for any safe place to settle.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
Dennis Hellwig, the primary investor in an Aberdeen, SD, beef processing plant having trouble getting off the ground, says he still plans on building the facility despite financing problems. Only now, the target date for commencing operations is sometime in Maya year later than initially planned.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
In keeping with the general economy and beef markets, the steers fed in the recently completed Missouri Steer Feedout lost more money per head than any group since the program began in 1981. Eldon Cole, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, says the $154.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
The second annual Washington State University (WSU) Okanogan County Extension Beef Information Day is slated for Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Okanogan Inn Suites in Okanogan.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
As consumer attitudes towards the source of their food change, so do the minds of many school lunch planners who have adopted, or at least researched, a switch to meat and produce which is locally raised.
by WLJ
2008 December 31
The federal government made revisions last week to regulations regarding how the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce would handle the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on endangered species.
by WLJ
2008 December 31
The 2009 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is gearing up for its two-week run and preparing for another big year. The 103rd annual show will run Jan. 10-25, 2009, at the historic Denver Stockyards. There will be a wide variety of exciting and educational events for visitors, and tough competition for livestock producers at this years event.
by WLJ
2008 December 31
Any hope farmers had of receiving full payment on their corn contracts from VeraSun Energy Corp. may have evaporated at the hands of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Delaware who ruled recently that the ethanol producer can accept or reject corn contracts within 10 days of their due dates.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
Canada’s request for consultations on the matter of the U.S.’s country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program with the World Trade Organization (WTO) has recently been joined by Mexico.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer recently made the announcement that USDA intends to establish a new agency, called the Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets (OESM), along with a federal government-wide Conservation and Land Management Environmental Services Board (CLMESB).
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.


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