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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 20, 2017
Dave was born July 18, 1950, in Alliance, NE, to R.M. “Mose” and Merla (Rex) Hebbert. He graduated from Hyannis High School in 1968 and then attended junior college in North Platte before transferring to Casper College where he graduated in 1971.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 20, 2017
The U.S. Embassy in Paraguay announced Oct. 12 that representatives of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) presented the results of a risk assessment regarding beef exportation from Paraguay to the United States.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 20, 2017
Last Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an agencywide directive aimed at curbing the “sue and settle” behavior that has dogged the agency. “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” said Pruitt in the EPA’s directive.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 20, 2017
Thanks to scientific innovation in agriculture, farmers and ranchers are using fewer resources to grow an abundant, sustainable food supply. But I wonder how far our new technology and techniques will take us if farmers are left without one of the most critical resources to keep our farms sustainable: a stable workforce.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 13, 2017
In Pete Crow’s Comments column last week (“Friend or Foe” in the Oct. 9 issue), he wrote that the Oklahoma Beef Council is audited every year by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. This was incorrect. A thirdparty accounting firm annually audits the Oklahoma Beef Council.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 13, 2017
Robert J. (Mac) McCalmant left his family and friends on Sept. 16 for Cowboy Heaven, passing peacefully in his sleep. That’s only the end of the story. The best part of the story happened in the 87 years he blessed us all by being such a wonderful part of our lives.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 13, 2017
Jared Miller, Leon, IA, was named Champion at the 2018 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Western Regional Qualifying Event Sept. 30. The auctioneering contest was hosted by Imperial Auction Market, Imperial, NE, and was the first of three qualifiers.


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 13, 2017
Congress enacted the CWA in the early 1970s to address the nation’s water pollution problem. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are two federal agencies with primary responsibility for implementing the CWA.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 13, 2017
The public isn’t interested in hearing about on-farm efficiencies and productivity when it comes to technology that involves the environment, animals, and the food they feed their families. But that’s often the go-to justification. All consumers hear with that approach is how innovation benefits the farmer’s bottom line.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 29, 2017
A ranch about five miles west of Dupuyer, MT, lost 10 calves the week of Sept. 18 to grizzly bears (http:// tinyurl.com/Griz-MT). The cattle were located in a creek bottom with thick willow cover and have since been moved to a different pasture to allow for better protection.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 29, 2017
While a career in law or politics could have been in his future, he chose the life of a cowboy. He had fond memories of working alongside many of the founding families of modern day Florida, as well as of the many Seminole Indians he befriended as a young man in the days before fences.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 29, 2017
The National Western Stock Show has named Dr. Tony Frank the 2018 Citizen of the West, an award that recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of the western pioneer and perpetuate the West’s agriculture heritage and ideals. A committee of community leaders selects the recipients.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 29, 2017
package for FY2018 appropriations—passed the House on a mostly partisan 211-198 vote. The bill addresses some key provisions for agricultural spending, including $20 billion in USDA discretionary spending. This is below the 2017 level, but $2 billion higher than President Donald Trump’s request.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 29, 2017
“We wanted to test the interest in a new award that would recognize innovations in the sheep business. ASI awards have traditionally recognized service and media coverage associated with the organization, so this Industry Innovation Award is an exciting addition.
Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Sep 22, 2017
estimate was $107-113, suggesting the USDA stills sees the low on the Montana cowboys ride toward a herd of cattle so they can be gathered and moved to a different pasture. Photo courtesy of Montana Stockgrowers Association..
Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Sep 22, 2017
The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service recently issued a pair of reports on the cattle industries of the U.S.’ closest trade partners; Canada and Mexico. While the two countries are very different on cattle herd growth—Mexico’s is and Canada’s isn’t—they are in synch when it comes to trade.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 22, 2017
Barb played a long and active role in WLJ Tours, even meeting Dick as a travel agent sent along on one of the tours in the 1980s. After they married, Barb and Dick were both globe trotters. They traveled the world, setting up ranch tours and enjoying their own adventures.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 22, 2017
Meatless protein company Beyond Meat is expanding its reach with the debut of its plant-based Beyond Burger at select TGI Fridays locations in the Boston, MA, area. TGI Fridays said the meat substitute patties will be available in place of any of its existing burger sandwiches during an eight-week test.


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