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by WLJ
2017 February 10
Chessie Mitchell, Red Angus Association of America’s (RAAA’s) Tag Program Coordinator, reported the FCCP program sold 157,350 tags this past fiscal year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016), and continues to shatter enrollment records with a 27 percent growth increase at the end of January 2016.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Ranchers across the country are reforming their cow herd, observing the value of Red Angus genetics and electing to convert their black-hided cow herds to red. This is more than just a color choice—it is an active effort to create useful females, improve heat and insect tolerance, enhance convenience traits and strengthen marketability.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
Great character is developed during times of adversity. For most producers, the current markets are adverse enough to build plenty of fortitude. With input costs remaining steady and calf prices lower than recent years, cattlemen are reevaluating the economics of their operation to reduce volatility.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
In the fall of 2006, the Derby Fire burned hot over much of south central Montana. Over 178,400 acres burned taking homes, land and livestock in the fire’s path across the Big Timber Region. Over 840 people were evacuated from their homes as the blaze tore through farms and ranches.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
For the last 20 years, Red Angus commercial producers have enjoyed the increased reliability of Red Angus expected progeny differences (EPDs) due to Total Herd Reporting (THR).
by WLJ
2017 February 10
“In the Doherty family, it has been tradition to break tradition. My great, greatgrandfather left his home in Ireland and set up a land empire. My great-grandmother went from knowing nothing about ranching to not only creating a successful ranching business but becoming a pioneer in rangeland management.
2017 February 10
Red Angus are the hottest thing on the market right now, bringing a premium in the feeder cattle market, especially for females. What many people do not know is that the current success the breed is enjoying is the direct result of the fundamental decisions and a “stay the course” mentality that Red Angus has had for more than 20 years.


2017 February 3
Though recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have made it clear landowners have the right to challenge Clean Water Act (CWA) determinations by federal agencies, a district court ruling in Minnesota is the first time a landowner has successfully challenged a determination.
2017 February 3
The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
2017 February 3
To sustain the commercial cattle inventory, producers replace unproductive cows with new females as developed bred heifers. A primary need for some bulls is to produce daughters that are working cows that function well within the resources, management, restraints and economics of the ranch.
2017 February 3
Because overall health is critical to a stallion’s reproductive success, a stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the season. Stallions carrying too much extra weight might show decreased sperm quality. Like all horses, they need exercise to maintain mental sharpness and a healthy body condition.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
As the industry celebrated the release of the newly created American Wool logo recognizing the versatility of American wool, textile-industry representatives took center-stage to share their stories about programs supporting homegrown wool, innovative products, and.


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