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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.
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
Oct 7, 2016
The cattle industry has experienced plenty of grief since the market started its downward spiral in June 2015. Feeder cattle prices declined nearly 40 percent during the six-month period, ending just before Christmas 2015, resulting in a roughly $600 per head lower price for a 750-pound feeder steer.


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.




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