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Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Jul 1, 2016
The issue of market volatility, particularly in the U.S. beef market, was a point of great attention in the Rabobank report. Under the heading, “U.S. volatility needs to be resolved,” the report outlined four problems that are familiar to the U.S. cattle producer:.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 1, 2016
Last September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released their final sage-grouse regulations for over 60 million acres across 10 states. A flurry of litigation from all sides followed. A strange silence fell, leaving westerners waiting for on-the-ground agency action.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 1, 2016
Under Ed Koger’s care, the Hashknife Ranch is home to a thriving population of lesser prairie-chickens and a robust cattle operation. Koger’s conservation ethic is rooted deep in the Kansas prairie. A fifthgeneration Kansan, Koger recalls his maternal grandmother’s words when he was a boy growing up in the Flint Hills.


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jul 1, 2016
Reproductive technology and mating programs have significantly improved herd performance. However, decreasing the effective gene pool in some instances may result in a higher frequency of recessive gene traits and defects. Congenital bovine abnormalities can be caused heritable traits, toxin effects, nutritional inadequacies, and infections.


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jun 20, 2016
Ranchers are the original stewards of the West. They are the definition of sustainability as rangelands and wildlife habitat thrive where ranchers are properly managing the land.




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