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by WLJ
2016 January 22
In early January, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that a 3-year-old male wolf had been tracked into Modoc County, CA. The wolf—OR25— is originally from northeastern Oregon’s Imnaha pack. According to the report, the wolf “appears to be exhibiting dispersal behavior.


2016 January 15
Rounding out 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) was top of mind for many organizations and it remains on the radar as 2016 begins. The Senate passed a resolution of disapproval of WOTUS in November and the House followed with a 253-155 vote last Wednesday to overturn the measure.


2016 January 15
Public Lands Council (PLC) recently welcomed aboard a new executive director in Washington, D.C. In November, Ethan Lane, a fifth-generation Arizonan, took on the task of shepherding the organization through its lobbying efforts on behalf of ranchers with federal land grazing rights.


2016 January 15
As the snow melts away from Winter Storm Goliath and cattle are gathered back into pens and pastures, cow/ calf producers should continue to watch their animals for lingering after-effects, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.


2016 January 15
When winter storm Goliath tore through Texas in late December, it brought more than heavy snow, ice and wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour. It brought the death of an estimated 23,000 dairy cows and other livestock, as well as a great deal of personal and financial devastation to many people.


by WLJ
2016 January 15
“What a tremendous show of support by the Denver metro community and stock show fans throughout the region on this, the 110th opening day of stock show,” states Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show..


by WLJ
2016 January 15
Jay Romine of Mt. Washington, KY, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events last Monday.


by WLJ
2016 January 15
The Red Angus Association of America recently acquired a major share in Top Dollar Angus, Inc. RAAA President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show last week.


by WLJ
2016 January 15
The Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) recently signed its winter bison management plan, which includes the culling of 600-900 bison. The Yellowstone National Park herd was estimated to be 4,900 animals as of summer of 2015. As winter progresses, the animals tend to migrate to lower elevations out of the park in search of food.


2016 January 8
A remote corner of eastern Oregon has made global headlines this week. Harney County ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond went back to prison last Monday— but that’s not likely what caught the imagination of reporters worldwide. Armed protesters professing support for the Hammonds overtook a federal building on Saturday, Jan.

2016 January 8
Cattle producers in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma braced for the Dec. 26-27 winter storm dubbed Goliath, but the fierce impact was more than they expected. Dairy producers were especially hard hit with losses estimated at 30,000 head. Although not as severely, feedlots and cow/ calf producers were also impacted with losses in still being counted.

by WLJ
2016 January 8
Alaska is at times a world of its own. While down in the contiguous 48 states, the gray wolf is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and has been delisted in a confusing patchwork across various territories, up in Alaska it is almost open season on wolves.

by WLJ
2016 January 8
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reaffirm the role of lean beef in a healthy diet and confirm that Americans are, on average, consuming lean meat in daily amounts that are consistent with the recommendations for protein foods.



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