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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 28, 2016
Two graduate students have been presented with W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 award recognizes superior achievement in academics and leadership, and will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the cattle and beef industry.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 28, 2016
Two key USDA reports were released recently: the monthly Cold Storage and Cattle on Feed reports. Cold Storage indicated frozen stocks of beef have continued to increase, adding 9 percent compared to August and up 4 percent compared to last year. This also marks the fifth consecutive month beef inventories have increased month over month.

Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 28, 2016
When cattle prices erratically head lower, it’s easy to take issue with reports of higher packer margins or retail beef prices that still seem relatively high. But in a volatile market, the segments along beef’s supply chain often see much above- or below-average returns.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 21, 2016
Treasured husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Dale Lasater died suddenly on Oct. 15 following a tragic horse accident on the Dale Lasater Ranch (formerly The Lasater Ranch) at Matheson, CO. He was a well-known Colorado cattle rancher and conservationist.


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 21, 2016
It’s the expansion phase for the North American beef cow herd. For most farmers and ranchers, that means finding ways to increase the number of cows rather than the size of each. And of course, everybody’s talking about size— makes sense when you think about the escalating annual cost of keeping an average cow on the place.


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 21, 2016
There was plenty of blame to go around as cattle owners assess their positions in a market that can’t find a bottom. Some advanced the notion that computerized trading in the futures was responsible for the large drop in prices. Others faulted formula selling.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 14, 2016
Smith served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After the service, he enrolled in college, graduating in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 14, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1960 into law on Sept. 28. The bill, offered by Assembly Member Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and backed by California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), brings necessary reforms to the Basic Inspection of Terminals (BIT) program administered by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 14, 2016
Becoming Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified allows us to share our story and ensure consumers that we are responsibly raising a safe, wholesome, and healthy beef supply. BQA practices show us the best management practices for handling cattle, tending to their health, and taking care of the environment.


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