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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jun 9, 2017
The brucellosis eradication program that began in the 1930s was wildly successful. On the human front, it took a zoonotic disease that infected roughly 6,000 people annually in the 1940s down to roughly 160 cases annually today, with nearly all of those infections being contracted abroad.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jun 9, 2017
Don owned and operated the Don Oppliger Companies, which include feedlots, farms and ranches spread across roughly 150,000 acres in Texas, New Mexico and Nebraska. He began his business in 1980 with rented farmland in Hereford, TX, and quickly began expanding it with the purchase of a 15,000-head feedlot in Farwell, TX.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jun 9, 2017
CS Beef Packers began processing cattle at its new facility in Kuna, ID, on May 30, according to a press release. The meat packing facility was created through a joint venture between the J.R. Simplot Company and Caviness Beef Packers.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jun 9, 2017
In a press release, OIE said the aim is to achieve “A world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that complement the pursuit of animal health, human wellbeing, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jun 9, 2017
Fresh green grass is a welcome sight come spring. However, early spring grass with limited growth or volume should be approached with caution when it’s used as the sole source of nutrition for recently-calved cows. With limited grass volume, cows can expend more protein and energy than they are taking in and lose body condition.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jun 2, 2017
The U.S. Senate recently approved legislation (H.R. 1238) to address the threat of agro-terrorism and ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. The bill, introduced by Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Rep.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 26, 2017
Dr. O’Dell G. “Dan” Daniel passed away at his home on May 18, 2017. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard DeForest and Martha Ann White Daniel. Born in Paris, AR, he attended public school there, graduating from Paris High School in 1940. Following his graduation from Arkansas State Teachers College, he served in the Armed Forces during World War II.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 19, 2017
Verde Farms, based in Boston, MA, and a provider of 100 percent grass-fed and free-range beef, recently announced it has acquired Estancia Beef, the import division of El Raigon Natural Beef based in Petaluma, CA. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 19, 2017
President Donald Trump nominated long-time Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the U.S. ambassador to China and it was expected that the Senate would vote to confirm him last week. According to reports, the Senate is likely to confirm Branstad due in part to his long-standing relationship with China and agricultural acumen.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 12, 2017
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 5 that the state will receive an additional $3.7 million from the USDA to fight the spread of cattle fever ticks in South Texas. The increased funding, which came at Abbott’s request, will be added to the existing budget of $8.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 12, 2017
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tried to allay fears that a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not negatively affect the nation’s farmers and ranchers.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 5, 2017
São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA received a shipment of imported fresh beef from the United States for the first time since the market was closed in 2003, according to a Reuters report. The product is a more marbled version of the cut known as “picanha,” which also is referred to as top sirloin cap.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 5, 2017
executive order regarding trade. The order could be seen as an official definition of what “fair” means in the context of trade agreements and their renegotiation.


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