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News
by WLJ
Mar 28, 2016
The lawsuit was dropped following a declaration filed in the U.S. District Court of Montana on March 14 by Andrew Hammond, PhD, Director of the Pacific West Area of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), saying the sheep would not be grazed...
News
by WLJ
Mar 28, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 17 issued a rule finalizing three previously-issued interim final rules (IFRs) designed to further reduce the potential risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as “mad cow disease,” in human food.
Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 28, 2016
We all know dairy cows serve a dual purpose. In the words of our 2016 Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) award winners Reid and Diane Hoover, “Our love for the dairy animal goes beyond just making milk. We know that animal has a unique quality in life in both milk and meat production.
News
by WLJ
Mar 21, 2016
The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve Wyoming’s beef industry. The WBC has three upcoming vacancies: two on the governing council; and one WBC-appointed national director position. Applications and descriptions of each position can be found on the WBC website,


News
by WLJ
Mar 21, 2016
Although land may be a common personal asset, many often overlook it as a way to make a gift to the National FFA Foundation. There are several ways to make a gift using your real estate (such as a residence, farm, undeveloped land, vacation home or commercial property).

News
by WLJ
Mar 21, 2016
Stielow operates Bar S Ranch Inc., comprised of approximately 12,000 acres, 800 cows, a small feedlot and a farming operation, selling approximately 200 bulls per year. All of their calves not sold as seedstock are fed and sold through Innovative Livestock Services, a multi-feedlot com pany.
Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 21, 2016
Boy, oh boy, we who live in the “fly over country” sure lost some good men lately, and they were friends of mine. You all know what kind of friends I mean; you see them once or twice a year at a bull sale, in Denver at the Stock Show, been to their place for the Angus tour, or maybe they spoke at your convention.

Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 21, 2016
Trouble often comes in the form of some new policy or directive from Washington; written by a lawyer who’s never been west of the Mississippi, tainted beyond recognition by the relentless litigation of radical environmental groups, and finally implemented according to the subjective interpretation of local field office staff.

Markets
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report held few changes for meat and poultry, but attention was on the grain ending stocks and world supplies. The report was called neutral on the domestic side and bullish on the world stage by DTN Analyst, Todd Hultman.


Markets
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
But Canada’s cattle herd is not growing much, a new USDA report—United States and Canadian Cattle and Sheep, released last Tuesday—shows. Whereas the number of all cattle and calves in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2016 grew 3 percent to 91.99 million head, the Canadian herd grew very slightly, from 11.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The purpose of the pasture management plan is to think through the specific management practices required to achieve the expected level of production for the growing season ahead. There are several aspects included in the specifics—location, timing, quantity of product, costs and efficacy.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
A new artificial insemination technology developed by Membrane Protective Technologies Inc. (MPTI) of Fort Collins, CO, may become a game changer in the AI industry when it comes on the market. Developer and MPTI President Lisa Herickhoff hopes that will be by the end of the year.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The VSV outbreak in the U.S. began in April, 2015 with a total of 823 confirmed or suspected cases in eight states, including: • Arizona, 36 premises in three counties; • Colorado, 441 premises in 36 counties; • Nebraska, 38 premises in 10 counties; •...


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The WBC features Wyoming producers on its website and in its marketing efforts as a means of introducing the millennial target consumer in the United States to the ranchers and farmers who produce nutritious, wholesome and delicious beef. To view these features, visit www.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
In February, the CME Group proposed a number of changes to its live cattle futures contract. Among those proposals was a proposed seasonal discount of $1.50/cwt. applied to deliveries tendered to Worthington, SD, for the October contract. The comment period for this proposal has been extended to March 21.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
In a letter March 9, AFBF and 254 other groups called on congressional budget and appropriations leaders to oppose additional cuts that would further reduce spending for programs such as conservation, nutrition assistance and the nation’s farm safety net.


Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The well-being and humane management of animals has long been a hot topic among consumers, and the fire doesn’t appear to be fading anytime soon— with good reason. Buyers and retailers have responded to the increased demands for gentler animal handling and alternative management styles.


Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
Less talked about is the impact of longer feeding periods on feed efficiency (or as measured by feedyard managers, cost of gain). It seems logical from what we learned in our nutrition classes that we lose efficiency as cattle are fed longer, to fatter compositional end points.