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by WLJ
2009 December 18
The National Western Stock Show has named Tom and Becky Kourlis its 2010 Citizens of the West. They will accept the prestigious award at dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
by WLJ
2009 December 18
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in conjunction with US Livestock Genetics Export Inc., recently hosted a delegation of Russian livestock producers. The group visited Colorado to learn about livestock practices and herd health management through sessions at Colorado State University (CSU) and ranch visits.
by WLJ
2009 December 18
Despite oft-repeated claims by sources ranging from the United Nations (U.N.) to music star Paul McCartney, it is simply not true that consuming less meat and dairy products will help stop climate change, says a University of California Davis (UC Davis) authority on farming and greenhouse gases.
by WLJ
2009 December 18
Sharon Springs rancher and farmer Mark Smith was elected president of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) during the groups annual membership meeting Dec. 4 in Wichita, KS. Smith will serve as the volunteer leader for KLAs 5,500 members during the coming year.
by DTN
2009 December 18
When charting a course for long-term sustainability in agriculture, farmers face the challenges of doubling world food production while coming to grips with the environmental framework needed to address climate change, a key executive from Deere Co.
by WLJ
2009 December 18
Wasted hay equals wasted money and as hay prices continue to rise each year, hay waste continues to steal a bigger and bigger chunk out of bottom line profits. To help producers tackle this growing problem, WW Livestock Systems has developed the HaySaver, a cone-style round bale feeder that saves one round bale for every 20 fed.
by WLJ
2009 December 18
Despite a monstrous snow storm two weeks ago, cattle producers were able to tend to business both on their operations and for their industry. Nebraska cattle producers cared for their animals during the storm and then hoofed it to Kearney for the annual Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Convention.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its finding last Tuesday that greenhouse gases (GHG) are a threat to the public health and welfare of the American people. That finding is the first step toward agency regulation of the six most
by WLJ
2009 December 11
Winter months can be challenging for beef producers from a nutritional standpoint. With less available forage and colder temperatures, proper winter feeding becomes more important than ever. It is critical to maintain adequate body condition
by WLJ
2009 December 11
The largest merger in the history of Brazils meat industry appears to be nearing completion. The two companies, JBS S.A. and Bertin S.A., have reached an agreement on exchange ratio of shares.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
Water for Life and a halfdozen individual irrigators have filed suit against the Oregon Water Resources Department and director for denying public access to the Tribal water rights negotiations surrounding the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement in violation of Oregon law (ORS 539.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
The American Akaushi Association of Yoakum, TX, recently selected BeefTek, Inc. of Montana as its sole provider for DNA and genomics technology. Dr. Antonio Calles, the original importer of the Akaushi breed and president of HeartBrand Beef, Inc.
by DTN
2009 December 11
Nebraska is predicted to harvest the states largest corn crop in history this year, with a total production of nearly 1.6 billion bushels on a record yield of 178 bushels per acre. Yet, getting that crop in the bin is proving to be a challenge, according to a news release from the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB).
by DTN
2009 December 11
Rancher Polly Rex characterized the exemption as a loophole that could ultimately rob her of the means to grow hay and water her livestock. Rex said a subdivision of more than 60 homes going up next to her Absarokee, MT, ranch could eventually draw down the natural springs she uses on an adjacent 1,250-acre field.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
New, dynamic educational sessions with direct access to the leading authorities on pressing cattle industry issues, as well as discussion with other producers facing similar challenges, are available at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Antonio, TX, starting Jan.
by DTN
2009 December 11
If the $1-per-gallon blenders tax credit for biodiesel is allowed to expire at the end of December, the biodiesel industry could be expected to collapse, a new study released last week said.


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