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Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 14, 2016
Never before has the agriculture industry faced as many challenges as we do today, and they are not expected to subside anytime soon. We have all seen the statistics: 9 billion people by 2050. Feeding this increased population will require at least a 60 percent increase in agricultural productivity.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 14, 2016
In the article on Sept. 23, 2016, “NCBA files for intervener status in checkoff case,” National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) made false statements regarding the beef checkoff audits. Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) would like to set the record straight.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 7, 2016
Lowell Minert—lifelong Angus breeder, cattleman, husband, father, and grandfather—left this world on Sept. 29, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1940 to Berniece (Walker) and Emery Minert, and married Carrol Roseberry on June 24, 1962. Together, they raised three children and were blessed with seven grandchildren.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
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.


Cattle and Beef Industry 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.


Cattle and Beef Industry 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.


Cattle and Beef Industry 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.


Livestock Industry Opinions
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.


Livestock Industry Opinions
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.


Livestock Industry Opinions
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.




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