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by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
ABS Global, the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services, and artificial insemination technologies, is saddened to announce the passing of the globally iconic sire, 29HO12209 Picston Shottle. The recently retired bull leaves behind an outstanding legacy producing 1,174,948 units.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
Focusing on the organic and natural beef share of the total beef dollar, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board reported that natural and organic beef had 6.3 percent share for the fourth quarter of 2014 with conventional beef market share at 93.7 percent.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
Agriculture is essential to everyday life. America’s farmers and ranchers share a commitment to protecting the land and meeting the demands of a growing population. They are up before the sun, day in and day out, to put food on the table for the nation.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
These growth-promoting hormones are generally administered to cattle in the form of small pellets termed ‘implants,’ placed under the skin in the animal’s ear. The boost in growth rate created by hormone implants allows for cattle to be finished earlier, thereby requiring less time on feed and fewer resources per pound of meat.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
For more than over 70 years, the event has been the West’s most prestigious western lifestyle event attracting thousands of participants and fans from throughout the West for livestock and horse shows, as well as rodeo action. New for 2015 is the Grand National Ranch Rodeo, which will be held Oct.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
What makes the story more remarkable is the mother is a crossbreed of Jersey and Holstein and the three calves definitely are examples of that. One has the look of a brown Jersey cow, another looks like a Holstein and the third looks like a crossbreed, but all are crossbreeds.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
Senior Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials joined Wyoming Governor Matt Mead last week in announcing the launch of the nation’s first conservation bank for greater sage-grouse. The bank will manage a vast expanse of central Wyoming for sage-grouse, mule deer and other wildlife, allowing energy development and other economic activities to proceed on lands elsewhere in the state.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
Last week, members of Ada County Association of Realtors in Idaho selected John Knipe, President of Knipe Land Company, as 2015 Realtor of the Year. The award is the highest award and honor that a realtor may achieve from a Realtor Association.
News
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized.
Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
As a fifth-generation cattle producer, I pay the dollarper-head Beef Checkoff assessment every time I sell an animal, and I am confident that those dollars are invested as effectively and efficiently as possible.


Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
As a fifth-generation cattle producer, I pay the dollarper-head Beef Checkoff assessment every time I sell an animal, and I am confident that those dollars are invested as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 13, 2015
One measure of technological change is total factor productivity (TFP). Increased TFP means that fewer economic resources (land, labor, capital and materials) are needed to produce a given amount of economic output.


Markets
by WLJ
Mar 13, 2015
One measure of technological change is total factor productivity (TFP). Increased TFP means that fewer economic resources (land, labor, capital and materials) are needed to produce a given amount of economic output.
News
by WLJ
Mar 13, 2015
For some, this time of the year is just “another day at the office,” because they have taken the necessary steps to ensure as few problems as possible. For others, this list may help to reduce problems that might occur. As we strive to improve the beef operation over time, it’s never too early to be thinking about the next calving season.
News
by WLJ
Mar 13, 2015
The FAA last month published proposed regulations that would govern the use of small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in agriculture and other enterprises, said Peggy Hall, Ohio State University (OSU) Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law Field Specialist.
News
by WLJ
Mar 13, 2015
January exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb were down sharply from a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Shipping delays caused by the West Coast labor dispute combined with a number of economic factors to drive export volumes for beef and pork to four-year lows.
News
by WLJ
Mar 13, 2015
The resulting paper, “Changes in the Ground Beef Market and What it Means for Cattle Producers,” was authored by Nevil Speer while a professor at Western Kentucky University; Tom Brink, the founder and President of Top Dollar Angus; and Mark McCully, Vice President of Production for the Certified Angus Beef brand.


News
by WLJ
Mar 13, 2015
Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food. It is also a continuum, because the more a food firm spends on effective technologies and protocols to ensure safe food, the greater chance the foods are protected against contamination.


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