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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Increased ambient temperatures this summer should raise producer awareness of heat stress conditions affecting their livestock and pets. Heat stroke is a condition resulting from an increased body temperature.
The news last week that the ongoing trucking dispute over the operation of Mexican trucks in the U.S. has ended was welcome news to many producers of U.S. agricultural products. As a result of the disagreement, nearly $2.4 billion in retaliatory tariffs had been imposed on U.S. products being shipped south of the border. Although beef was
The future of beef starts with beef systems that generate a per-cow gross margin of $600 and hold direct costs to less than $400 and overhead to less than $100 per cow. After all, the future is what we really desire to know. Unfortunately, much of the future remains hidden behind a wall that we are not given privilege to peek behind.
I recently had the privilege of addressing California beef producers at their midyear meeting. The state has had one of its best spring grass seasons in years, so everyone had a smile on his or her face. I hope what I told them made them feel even better.
Boy, it really makes you wonder just how these guys in government think. This country owes more that $14 trillion and we are running a $1.6 trillion budget deficit, but Congress is squabbling over a few free trade agreements (FTAs) that would create more than $20 billion in commerce between
Marlene May Wood was born Sept. 10, 1933, in Susanville, CA, and spent her early years in Bun- tingville, Lassen County, with her parents, Lloyd and Florence Hoff- man, and her brothers, John and Floyd. She passed away Friday, June 24, 2011, in her home at Horse Lake Ranch in Susanville.
While USDA already has traceability requirements as part of existing animal disease control programs, the proposed framework goes much further to require animal tagging and tracing of all adult cattle moving in interstate commerce, even absent any active disease threat.
There is a thriving worldwide market for horse meat...but no one in the U.S. is able to start a horse meat businesses, create a single job, or help meet the consumer demand for an affordable, delicious, high quality protein source.