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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
“The outlook for beef exports in 2016 is expected to improve as a result of lower domestic prices and an increase in beef supplies that can be shipped abroad. However, there remain several wildcard factors that could limit export growth,” cautioned the report.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
In December 2015, the all-fresh retail beef value came in at $5.89/lb., lower than in December 2014 when the price was $5.98/lb. This was the first time this happened in 2015. Pork and broilers also had this experience, however. The average retail price of beef still was more than average retail price of pork and broilers combined with pork averaging $3.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
Fort Bridger, WY, rancher Andrew Johnson is negotiating a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that drew national attention when the agency claimed Johnson’s stock pond was not exempt from the Clean Water Act (CWA)..


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
In early January, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that a 3-year-old male wolf had been tracked into Modoc County, CA. The wolf—OR25— is originally from northeastern Oregon’s Imnaha pack. According to the report, the wolf “appears to be exhibiting dispersal behavior.


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
Lameness issues are a leading cause of decreased profitability and a common reason for culling decisions. A survey of western feedlots reported that 16 percent of health issues were correlated directly to lameness, and 5 percent of deaths were due to lame cattle.




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