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by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
Sen. John Barrasso (R- WY) successfully included an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016, that would delist the gray wolf in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. S. 659 passed out of the Senate environment and public works (EPW) committee on Jan.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
On Jan. 25, Iowa’s beef farmers joined forces with an Ames, IA, Hy-Vee grocery store to share the story of beef and beef’s nutrition to hundreds of Iowa State University (ISU) students. Students braved the cold in anticipation for the men’s basketball game against Big 12 rival Kansas University.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
“The outlook for beef exports in 2016 is expected to improve as a result of lower domestic prices and an increase in beef supplies that can be shipped abroad. However, there remain several wildcard factors that could limit export growth,” cautioned the report.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
4-H members ages 12-19 from Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska participated, Keil said. The kids catch a calf during a rodeo performance and receive a 600-800-pound calf in May to raise during the next eight-plus months.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are utilizing established strengths to develop a program that provides important animal health solutions and veterinarians to address the unique agricultural challenges facing the region and state.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
The idea that you should wash your meat and poultry before cooking it. In the newest Meat MythCrusher video, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and American Meat Science Association (AM- SA) seek to finally put it to rest, as Jonathan Campbell,...

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
Animal disease epidemics are a significant concern to the animal agriculture industry. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will facilitate a discussion on this crucial topic, at the next Annual Conference April 4-7, 2016 in Kansas City, MO..

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
The small animals were no small feat either. The auction started with a bang when the Grand Champion Lamb sold for $50,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $10,000. The Grand Champion Goat sold for a recordbreaking $40,000, more than doubling last year’s bid of $16,000.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
Recent price shock in the market and insights about the turbulence ahead were explained last week to more than 2,000 beef producers at the CattleFax Outlook Session held during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Diego, CA.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
In December 2015, the all-fresh retail beef value came in at $5.89/lb., lower than in December 2014 when the price was $5.98/lb. This was the first time this happened in 2015. Pork and broilers also had this experience, however. The average retail price of beef still was more than average retail price of pork and broilers combined with pork averaging $3.

Markets
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
In the first World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report of the year, forecasts for beef production in 2016 have fallen 75 million pounds (mp) from the previous report’s estimate to 24.67 billion pounds (bp).


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
“Thanks to existing free trade agreements, the United States enjoys strong trading relationships with both Chile and Peru,” said Vilsack. “In addition, both nations are part of the Trans- Pacific Partnership, which, if implemented, will boost the Chilean and Peruvian economies and tighten integration with the U.


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
The Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) provides a learning experience for American Angus Association members looking into the entire beef supply chain, while enhancing participant knowledge of the association and strengthening leadership skills.


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
John Unruh, Chair of the Food Science Undergraduate Program at Kansas State University, has been named Dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico. Unruh will begin his position Aug. 1, replacing Dave Daley, who has served as interim Dean of the College of Agriculture since 2014.


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
The American Quarter Horse Association is teaming up with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to offer a variety of educational seminars during the 2016 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention Jan. 27-29 in San Diego, CA.


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
Fort Bridger, WY, rancher Andrew Johnson is negotiating a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that drew national attention when the agency claimed Johnson’s stock pond was not exempt from the Clean Water Act (CWA)..


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
In early January, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that a 3-year-old male wolf had been tracked into Modoc County, CA. The wolf—OR25— is originally from northeastern Oregon’s Imnaha pack. According to the report, the wolf “appears to be exhibiting dispersal behavior.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
Lameness issues are a leading cause of decreased profitability and a common reason for culling decisions. A survey of western feedlots reported that 16 percent of health issues were correlated directly to lameness, and 5 percent of deaths were due to lame cattle.




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