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by WLJ
2011 August 12
This summer’s heat and dry weather throughout the western states has presented an added challenge to producers in the region. According to the National Weather Service, more than 1,000 heat records have been set or tied during the month of July throughout the nation.
2011 August 12
She�s a little bit of a thing, doesn�t weigh as much as a big bag of dog food. This Aussie/Border Collie cross is short on cow skills, long on sheep, and her favorite thing in the world is an unruly hog. Ordinarily, I�d never think of her as a theft target�except for one thing� packrats.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
In 1964, the family moved into town. Green worked at the fair- grounds helping Jay Binder and Sonny Bain. He was very active in 4-H and FFA and showed many steers. His numerous animal proj- ects, including steers, horses and dogs, were financed through several after-school and summer jobs.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
As every single rancher who lives west of the Mississippi River knows, our nations leading environmental laws have evolved from species and resource protection acts at their inception to land and water control acts today.
2011 August 5
Generally, the operational model is renewed, and the managerial motto that �if it worked before, it will work again� can be heard humming in the background. By this time, one should be asking if I am talking about resilience or if I have shifted to resistance.
2011 August 5
With the former CBB leadership gone, it appears that all the drama is gone with them, which has changed the complexion of the entire episode. However, I would be certain that some activist cattlemen’s groups will continue to fan the flame in an effort to harm NCBA’s policy efforts.
2011 July 29
It has been a mixed bag in the cattle markets this past week. Superior Livestock Auction’s big Video Royale Sale in Winnemucca, NV, produced some excellent prices for all classes of cattle. Five- to six-weight calves for fall delivery were trading well into the $150-plus range and yearlings for immediate
2011 July 29
Although we export only 12-14 percent of our production, strong global demand has raised beef prices and has partially offset spluttering demand at home. Exports have significantly raised cattle values. The export boom is adding more than $200 per head to the value of fed cattle.
2011 July 29
Dear WLJ Editor: I apologize for missing the deadline on my monthly Bull Tales column. I was preoccupied at the time. You see, I was headed into my office when I spotted a plume of smoke a couple miles southeast of my place.
by WLJ
2011 July 29
Many producers I have visited with lately have said, GIPSA, I thought that was already decided.. While we may all wish it would just go away, the reality is that we need to continue working to stop the U.S.
by WLJ
2011 July 22
Chester Chet Dale Borror was born in Corning, CA, Sept. 22, 1957, and died July 12, 2011, at his home on Tehama Angus Ranch in Gerber, CA. He was educated in Gerber, Red Bluff and U.C.Davis. Upon graduation, he worked for Kraft Foods in Chicago, IL, in food engineering.
2011 July 22
Flood water forces the exodus of cattle to higher ground. Drought does the same on a wider scale, only to greener ground. And in the case of wild fires, tornados and other natural disasters, there might not even be time for that.
2011 July 22
June is the time of the year when most breed associations run the second of their biannual genetic analyses, and although the expected progeny differences (EPDs) are released mid to late summer, the analysis is typically referred to as the fall run.
by WLJ
2011 July 22
What do a textile worker in North Carolina, a Lance Corporal in Iraq, a young father from Peru, and a restaurateur in New York have in common? Easy. Theyre all part of the thousands of workers in the United States that owe their livelihoods and sometimes their lives to Americas sheep industry.
2011 July 21
When it comes to foreign trade, agriculture is the bright spot, and the only business segment that has positive trade balance is agriculture. There is no question that there is a hungry world out there and they are becoming wealthier and eating better. Last year, agriculture had a
2011 July 15
It was not that long ago (early April) that the Dickinson Research Extension Center decided to furlough the bulls for a month. As the breeding plans were being finalized and additional discussions were held, the bull turnout dates were set for mid-August.
by WLJ
2011 July 15
The trees, together with the plants that grow under them and the water that cycles around them, are the basis for the communities in the White Mountains of Arizona.
2011 July 14
Just when you think Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association leadership have ironed out their concerns, something happens and everyone’s back to bickering. The checkoff has always been a political issue in the cattle business. Ironically, some of the cattle industry’s own internal activist groups were created to
2011 July 8
The cattle business has many components and is divided into various enterprises that individual producers opted to participate in. The cow/calf segment always has been the starting point, with subsequent divisions or new enterprises branching off the cow/calf business.
by WLJ
2011 July 8
In accordance with her love of the livestock industry, she went to work at Record Stockman for several years and earned the lifelong respect of the editor and publisher. Shortly thereafter, while raising a family of four children, she returned to work at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.


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