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by WLJ
2010 February 5
Cattle supplies in 2010 should decline another 1 to 1.5 percent in 2010, Randy Blach, chief executive officer for CattleFax, told attendees of the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, last month. At the same time, beef demand will continue to be impacted by a weak economy and high unemployment.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
Cowherd longevity, while hard to measure and even harder to predict, ranks at or near the top of most economic models designed to predict cow/calf profitability.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
When most people think of Nebraska, images of flat, irrigated cropland or feed yard pens stretching across the horizon fill their minds. However, in the western third of the state, north of Interstate 80, lies an extremely unique and contrasting ecosystem.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
The recent belt tightening by many U.S. beef producers has led to an extensive list of articles describing ways to alter management practices in an effort to increase commercial producers opportunity for profit. The majority of this information is very useful, and does have the potential of collectively impacting producers bottomlines.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to investigate the spread of equine piroplasmosis from a south Texas ranch, which was first detected in October 2009. Equine piroplasmosis is a tick-borne protozoal infection of horses. At least one species of tick, Amblyomma cajennense,.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
Published data sets and research reports continue to demonstrate the huge role that costsespecially feed costsplay in determining cowherd profitability. Production measures like weaning percent and weights do, of course, directly impact the bottom line.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
Proper genetic, age and source verification is imperative for Red Angus cattle enrolled in the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) to continue through the marketing channels. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently developed a new tool streamlining access to this documentation.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
Ranching is somewhat of a living breathing puzzle, a capital-intensive ecosystem capable of changing its shape and constraints just when you think youve got it figured out.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
The 50 head of Angus re- The 17th Annual Washington corded an ADG of 3.26 as a group. Cattlemans Association spon- They were led by a Jan. 10, son of sored WCA/WSU Bull Test has Schultz Danny Boy 12 that is gain- issued a progress report for the ing 4.30 lbs.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
Jill Ginn, a beef producer from Granbury, TX, was recognized as the recipient of the annual Max Deets Leadership Scholarship presented by the National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF). The ceremony took place during the Best of Beef Breakfast at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
Linda Brake, Scottsdale, AZ, was named the 2009 Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year on Jan. 28 at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX. The CattleWoman of the Year Award is sponsored by Land O Lakes Purina Mills LLC.
by WLJ
2010 February 5
The Beef Promotion Operating Comm i t t e e met on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, to discuss additional funding received through Final Reports Of Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2009. A number of FY09 projects released unused dollars which were available for FY10 projects.
by DTN
2010 February 5
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, has cosponsored a House bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act.
2010 February 5
The average corn basis has firmed during the past week, while futures prices sunk to three-month lows. Needless to say, farmers have become tight-fisted with their corn and are reluctant to sell any of it at lower cash prices.
by DTN
2010 February 5
A desire to continually improve Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) on their operations while successfully encouraging others around them to implement BQA was evident this week as two producers were honored with the annual national BQA award which was...
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Russia’s ban on U.S. poultry appears to be ongoing after talks between the U.S. and Russia failed to produce an agreement on the subject. Russian officials have blocked U.S. exports because of concerns over the use of chlorine rinses, which they claim
2010 January 29
Representatives of Washington state’s cattle industry gathered together at the capitol in Olympia, WA, on Jan. 19 to testify before the Committee on Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy. They testified on behalf of a bill that, if enacted, would grant greater authority to the brand inspection system in that state. The primary goal of the bill, according to officials
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The Jan. 1 Cattle on Feed Report issued by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) continued to paint a very bullish picture for the industry from a supply standpoint. The report estimated that cattle on feed numbers in the U.S. are down 2 percent from year-ago levels at 11 million head in feedlots of 1,000 head or
by WLJ
2010 January 29
MeatAMI.com reports U.S. foodservice industry sales are forecasted to decrease in 2010 as consumers are more frugal with money. Sales were initially forecast at 0.8 percent lower than last year; new reports show a decline of 1.6 percent. Reports were conducted by the foodservice and consulting firm Technomic.


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