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Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Sep 22, 2017
In response to the Sept. 11 article on fires in the West (“Fires, floods in the West” on the cover); “I would rather have it all burn up than have a cow eat one mouthful” was the response a leader of Western Watersheds Project gave when asked if they were concerned about the fire hazard created if cattle were removed from public lands.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 15, 2017
Hans Coetzee, professor and head of the anatomy and physiology department in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at Kansas State University (K-State) is one of six recipients of the World Veterinary Association’s Global Animal Welfare Awards.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 15, 2017
In an editorial for the non-profit group Farm Policy Facts, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) announced his intention to introduce a bill that would replace the H-2A program. He described his planned bill as the “Agricultural Guestworker Act” and that it would replace the H-2A program with a new H-2C program.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 15, 2017
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Scholarship Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2017-2018 undergraduate scholarship awards. Students received a combined total of $55,000 to pursue degrees in animal, meat and food science, and in culinary arts.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Sep 15, 2017
(RE: “Legal Ledger: HSUS triples down,” Sept. 4) When is HSUS going to fund legislation to get the people, who are soliciting donations in HSUS phone centers, out of their cubicles so they can exercise and not get [Peripheral Artery Disease]? Shouldn’t they work to get people the same rights as animals? — Terry Mahoney, Utah rancher.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 8, 2017
President Donald Trump announced dozens of nominations last week. Several of the positions were relevant to agriculture, including upper-level USDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) positions. Though the senate has been slow to confirm Trump’s nominees, meaning these appointments likely won’t be.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 8, 2017
In 1987, Hyde served as the president of the American National Cattlewomen’s Association and served on the Oregon Cattle Women’s organization for decades. Among her many honors was being named the 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Klamath Falls, OR, Herald and News.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 8, 2017
Lance Pekus, also known as the Cowboy Ninja competed Sept. 4 in Stage 1 of the American Ninja Warrior finals. The rancher from Salmon, ID finished with the fastest time of the night and advances to Stage 2 of the finals which airs Sept. 18 on NBC.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Sep 8, 2017
The dairy researchers in Florida and Colorado set out to see how the season of a heifer’s conception influences her later productive life. As you look at a pen of replacement beef heifers and judge their genetics, individual performance and disposition, this dairy study adds another variable.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 1, 2017
The United Soybean Board (USB) recently announced that Polly Ruhland will become the new chief executive officer effective Nov. 1. She currently serves as CEO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), a position she has held for just over six years.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 1, 2017
Claudia was very busy participating in her immediate family’s activities and took great pride in their achievements and successes. Later in life she spent a lot of quality time in her yard and garden at their residence in Powell Butte.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 1, 2017
Last Tuesday, Rep. John Faso (R-NY-19) introduced a bill to amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act of 1961. The amendment seeks to “provide for a five-year extension of the appropriate technology transfer for rural areas program.” As currently read, the act authorizes appropriations for technology transfer through September 2018.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Sep 1, 2017
“Remaining true to form, today the CWGA is once again acknowledging the importance of staying relevant to the contemporary styles of the times by evolving the design of its logo, a tradition like turning a chapter in the story of the association,” declared the group in its announcement of the change.


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