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by WLJ
2010 May 21
Proper livestock handling and animal care is a major industry topicand now livestock auction market personnel can fine-tune their handling skills, thanks to a new partnership between Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) and the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University.
by WLJ
2010 May 21
For cow/calf producers, survival and operational profitability are reliant upon efficiently producing uniform calves for target markets in an economical fashion. Doing so requires a clear management plan, set goals for the cow herd, proper bull selection, and a concise marketing strategy.
by WLJ
2010 May 15
USDA released its first estimate for corn production for the coming year and showed that farmers are putting in a potentially record crop. The report, released last Tuesday, pegged the 2010 corn crop at 13.4 billion bushels, which would set a new record if realized. Initial estimated acreage was set
by WLJ
2010 May 15
Nothing says summer like a thick, juicy burger on the grill. When it comes to grilling, burgers are Americans favorite choice. If you think you have a great burger recipe, the cattlemen and women in northwest Iowa want you to enter the Best Cheeseburger in Siouxland contest.
by WLJ
2010 May 15
The Iowa Cattlemens Association (ICA) announced last week the hiring of Duane Gangwish as their new CEO. ICA President Kent Pruismann from Rock Valley, IA, said, Duane joins ICA with a broad knowledge of the cattle industry, possessing a deep understanding of environmental issues.
by WLJ
2010 May 15
Don called Rob up one day and said, Hey Rob, Ive got this prolapsed cow over at the Double Adobe Ranch locked up in the corral and I was wondering if you could give me a hand? Sure, says Rob, just come on over and get me on your way.
by WLJ
2010 May 7
Several producer groups last week increased the pressure on Congress to get pending free trade agreements (FTA) ratified. There are three agreements hung up in Congress which, if enacted, could serve to benefit producers through greater market access in Panama, Columbia and
by WLJ
2010 May 7
Ethanol subsidies have long been the subject of criticism from the livestock industry, but in recent months, the call to end government subsidies for the industry have been growing. Late last month, the American Meat Institute and others sent a letter
by WLJ
2010 May 7
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced last week that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process of control standards and goals are additions to a food safety program that already requires ground beef suppliers to test for E.
by WLJ
2010 May 7
Cattle share this habitat with sage grouse, which are chicken-sized birds that are notorious for the showy commotion they create during mating season. But the sage grouse numbers have declined throughout their range, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has added the species as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protection.
by WLJ
2010 May 7
With a theme of Beginning with the End in Mind, Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences will be offering Beef University, a hands-on workshop on June 3-4 at CSUs Agricultural Research Development and Educational Center, 4482 E.
by DTN
2010 May 7
Japanese and U.S. officials will meet soon, perhaps as early as this month, for the first in a series of planned sessions to discuss improving beef trade between the two countries, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last Tuesday..
by WLJ
2010 May 7
Montana Neighbor Award winners are selected each year by a committee comprised of the Montana Alliance of Land Trusts, Montana Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife Parks, and Artemis Common Ground..


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