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by WLJ
Sep 30, 2016
The project will include a 55,000 sq. foot addition for new production lines and warehouse space and increase the plant’s capacity to produce fresh ground beef, beef and pork cuts, and meal kits that are ready for distribution to retail grocers. The expansion is underway and scheduled to be completed in July 2017.


News
by WLJ
Sep 30, 2016
The Grid Master Award, presented by the Red Angus Association of America, recognizes excellence in commercial cattle and the cattle feeding industry. Those firms that have successfully combined superior Red Angus genetics, feeding management skills and precise marketing to achieve success with the harvest of a superior beef carcass earn the award.


News
by WLJ
Sep 30, 2016
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), along with more than 3,800 organizations and family-owned enterprises, sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew adamantly opposing and asking for withdrawal of the newly proposed estate tax regulations by the Department of Treasury.


News
by WLJ
Sep 30, 2016
Growing and raising food to feed a growing world population is an important job and a huge undertaking for all farmers and ranchers. Besides the task of raising a wholesome food product, producers are also responsible for keeping that food supply safe.


News
by WLJ
Sep 30, 2016
The U.S. is expecting a large corn crop, projected as high as 15.09 billion bushels, and the 2016 wheat crop yields have been at or near record levels in several wheat classes. However, Alltech Mycotoxin Expert Dr. Max Hawkins has a warning: Quantity should not distract producers from being vigilant regarding quality and the potential for mycotoxin risk.


News
by WLJ
Sep 30, 2016
At an early age, Graham moved to San Angelo where he attended school, graduating from San Angelo High School in 1939. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology. He supported the Abilene A&M Club and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.


News
by WLJ
Sep 23, 2016
Texas Tech University’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) has been selected to be a National Surveillance Lab for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Retail Meat Surveillance Program through a competitive federal grant process.


News
by WLJ
Sep 23, 2016
The House Committee on Agriculture recently passed a bill intended to modernize the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 (PSA). The committee described the need for the bill as being “to protect buyers and sellers of livestock from unfair, deceptive, and discriminatory practices.


News
by WLJ
Sep 23, 2016
Dedicated to volunteer commitment and service, this award is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region, or nation. The award may recognize a lifetime of achievement or may recognize a noteworthy, shorter-term commitment and service to the industry.


News
by WLJ
Sep 23, 2016
Since the veterinary profession began 250 years ago, veterinarians have been helping farmers and ranchers do what they do best; produce safe, nutritious food for the world. And there is no one more dedicated to the health and well-being of animals than the cattle production veterinarian.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 23, 2016
I appreciate your interest in investigating and resolving unauthorized grazing practices. As the Director of the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), I am entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing a 3.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 23, 2016
As producers, we ask, “Do consumers still want beef?” By volunteering as a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, I’ve learned that the answer is, “You bet they do!” Consumer demand for beef remains strong despite marketplace challenges, such as issues around supply and weather.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 23, 2016
The countdown has begun once again for beef and dairy producers to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified for free online through Nov. 13. And, as an added bonus, anyone who becomes certified during this period is eligible to win a prize package, courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.


News
by WLJ
Sep 16, 2016
meeting earlier this month with a high desert range and operation tour in southern Idaho. The meeting drew more than 150 public lands ranchers along with affiliate representatives to engage in the grassroots policy process, hear from agency officials, and discuss critical issues that are impacting the West.


News
by WLJ
Sep 16, 2016
Along with research, development, training, and education related to agriculture, the nation’s Extension programs have fully embraced the digital age. Both the University of Missouri (MU) and Kansas State University (K-State) Extensions have announced new digital tools to help farmers and ranchers recently.


News
by WLJ
Sep 16, 2016
The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 16, 2016
It has been easy to observe the loss of speculative longs in the cattle futures. Futures prices have been volatile and the actual contract construction is flawed and left wanting in order to be an effective tool for use by the industry. Navigating through daily swings can be nerve racking.


News
by WLJ
Sep 9, 2016
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (ODA) confirmed the EIA-positive horse in a Sept. 3 statement and said the 13-yearold Quarter Horse gelding located in McCurtain County was euthanized. Past EIA test history for this horse is unknown. The first reported EIA case for 2016 was in a 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Atoka County on Sept.


News
by WLJ
Sep 9, 2016
Making critical decisions about the future of your breeding program demands the very best tools and up-to-date information available. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has released the 2016 Fall expected progeny differences (EPDs) that evaluate traits from calving ease to performance to carcass merit.




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