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by WLJ
2010 August 27
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported cattle on feed numbers as of August 1, 2010 rose 2.4 percent from last year as cattle feeders backed off from placements during July due to tight overall supplies of feeder cattle numbers. The number of cattle on feed in U.S.
by WLJ
2010 August 27
According to AccuWeather.com Agricultural Meteorologist Dale Mohler, an abnormally hot and dry summer throughout the Midwest has made the layer of topsoil that is necessary for the September winter wheat planting extremely dry..
by WLJ
2010 August 27
The battle between Wayne Hage and the federal government has finally been settled by the court system. In a battle that has lasted for more than 20 years, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently entered a final settlement in favor of the estates of Wayne Hage and Jean Hage, for the amount of $14.
by DTN
2010 August 27
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week released a draft clean water strategy that outlines plans for new rules and other initiatives the agency says will prevent water quality from degrading, bet- ter manage pollution from animal...
by WLJ
2010 August 27
The fifth annual beef field day, Sept. 16 at the University of Missouri (MU) South Farm, will highlight news and information on cattle nutrition, health, management and genetics.
by WLJ
2010 August 27
The Beef Innovations Group (BIG) debuted six new cuts last week from the beef round at the first Innovative Beef Symposium in Denver, CO, part of its effort to help meat processors, manufacturers, retailers, foodservice operators and cattle producers maximize yield, add versatility and increase profitability.
by WLJ
2010 August 27
Colorados agricultural exports continue to grow; in 2010, exports increased 27 percent compared to the same time frame in 2009. This success exceeds the national ag export increase of 15 percent.
by WLJ
2010 August 27
The Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) unanimously approved a $40.6 million budget for Fiscal 2011, down 7.4 percent from the Fiscal 2010 budget and representing a decline of about 24 percent in the last five years.
by WLJ
2010 August 27
What goes around, comes around. Performance Blenders LLC owner Gerry Shinn hopes that will prove true. The company based in Jackson, MO, recently became a partner in the Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Feedlot Licensing Program.
by WLJ
2010 August 27
XF Enterprises, one of the largest ruminant nutrition consultant companies, has revolutionized the way cattlemen buy and sell cattle with its new website, www.OptimumTransition. com. Best of all, the information on the site and the use of its cattle listing service is free for everyone, XF customers and non-customers alike.
by WLJ
2010 August 27
Red Angus and Simmental breeders from around the nation gathered in Sioux Falls, SD, July 25-27 for the annual Young Guns Summer Conference cohosted by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA).
by WLJ
2010 August 27
In a tersely worded letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last week, four members of Congress questioned USDAs objectivity toward the proposed competition regulations written by USDAs Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Livestock organizations, producers widely split over proposed regs. In a letter sent to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last week, a bipartisan coalition of senators urged for the adoption of proposed competition rules under consideration by USDA’s Grain Inspection Packers
by WLJ
2010 August 20
In what is expected to be the largest gather operation of the year in California, Bureau of Land Management officials were working last week near the California/ Nevada border to remove approx. 2,000 horses and 200 burros from the Twin Peaks herd that ranges on
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Fed cattle traded sharply higher late last Wednesday as packers worked to meet higher demand from retailers looking to fill meat cases ahead of the Labor Day weekend rush. Packers have been very short-bought for the past several weeks, according to industry sources, and as retailers increased
by WLJ
2010 August 20
The Charolais breed is known for their exceptional carcass characteristics. It was recently proven at the 28th Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Educational, Performance Carcass Contest. Last fall, 190 head of cattle representing numerous breeds and cross breds were started on feed at Cottonwood Feeders LLC of Stuart, NE.


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