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News
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
COOL, as a mandatory government-run program, violates trade agreements and is discriminatory against Canada and Mexico. Those two countries combined are asking for more than $3 billion annually. The level of retaliation was called into question in July when U.


News
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
Brandon Neely, Southside, AL, proved his world class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 52nd anniversary of Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The contest was hosted by Clifton Livestock Commission in Clifton, TX, June 13.


News
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
He previously served as a professor and graduate program studies chair in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus. He has also done domestic and international research projects, and he extended OSU resources to producers.


News
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Nebraska bought the 840-acre Graves Ranch in Garden County in 1983 because its conservation value was so profound. For years, blowout penstemon was thought to be extinct, until 3,000 plants were discovered in the Sandhills— with a third of them on Graves Ranch.


News
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
Nevada livestock brand renewal is now easier than ever with online brand payment and renewal on the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) website. Beginning in September 2015, Nevada livestock owners can now pay for their brand registration renewal online with a credit card or eCheck.


News
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
Since the veterinary profession began 250 years ago, veterinarians have been helping farmers and ranchers do what they do best— produce safe, nutritious food for the world. There is no one more dedicated to the health and well-being of animals than the cattle production veterinarian.


News
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
Herefords are meeting the needs of commercial cattlemen. Fiscal year 2015 was a year of continued progress and growth for the Hereford breed as commercial producers continue to find value and predictability in utilizing Hereford genetics, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA).


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
That’s what happens each day in the Kawartha Lakes region northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but it wasn’t always on his mind. With a degree in cinematography and no formal culinary education, there was a time when owning and operating a steakhouse didn’t quite make sense.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
As the current Secretary-Treasurer of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, I also am directly involved in making those decisions on behalf of all checkoff investors, and I guarantee you that those decisions are not being made in a vacuum.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 25, 2015
The countdown has begun for beef and dairy producers to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified for free online through Nov. 20. 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.


News
by WLJ
Sep 11, 2015
It’s time for college students to step up and share their passion for agriculture. This fall, the Animal Agriculture Alliance will launch its 7th annual College Aggies Online (CAO) Scholarship Program to help college students with a passion for agriculture become confident, positive and proactive communicators.


News
by WLJ
Sep 11, 2015
Are your employees Beef Quality Assurance animal care and handling certified? How are you ensuring an adequate supply of water for your cattle? Do you have a grazing land management plan in place? Answers to these and numerous additional questions...


News
by WLJ
Sep 11, 2015
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show internships. Interested college juniors and above are encouraged to apply to be a part of the cattle industry’s largest event.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 11, 2015
Sometimes you are reading emails, see something you realize is not spam—and your only reaction is “wow!” Such was mine as I looked at qualifying numbers for the Certified Angus Beef brand for the months of June and July and saw 30.1 percent for both months.


News
by WLJ
Sep 4, 2015
Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) insurance will be available in every county in the nation in 2016, according to an announcement by USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden.


News
by WLJ
Sep 4, 2015
District Judge Robert Junell in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas overturned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) April 2014 listing of the lesser prairie chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.


News
by WLJ
Sep 4, 2015
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is committed to continue working with ranchers and land managers to conserve habitat for sagegrouse. This was the message Aug. 27 as USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a four-year strategy to invest approximately $211 million in conservation efforts to benefit the greater sage-grouse.


News
by WLJ
Sep 4, 2015
Breed of the lot significantly affected the sale price of beef calves in these video auctions. Red Angus-sired calves sold for a higher price than all other breed groups. The average price of the Red Angus calves was $166.16 per hundredweight (cwt). This was $7.


Opinion
by WLJ
Sep 4, 2015
Despite the conflicting opinions and perspectives, and ensuing litigation, this brief point in legal history is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the basic functions of the three branches of U.S. government, a structure that has been in place for more than 225 years.




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