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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Ten outstanding college students were awarded $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Keith Nantz of Maupin, OR, has been awarded the Max Deets Leadership Award by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the cattle industry. Nantz was recognized for his achievement at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, Feb.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Board of Directors elected new officers during the 2015 ASI Convention in Reno, NV. Elected to the office of President is Burton Pfliger, ND; Mike Corn, Roswell, NM, was elected Vice President; and, Benny Cox, San Angelo, TX, is ASI’s new Secretary/ Treasurer.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
JoAnn Smith of Micanopy, FL, was awarded the Swan Family Leadership Award at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the industry conference in San Antonio, TX. This award recognizes worthy individuals who have made a difference during a lifetime of dedication and leadership to the beef industry.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
The American Sheep Industry Association celebrated its 150th anniversary during the organization’s annual convention in Reno, NV. Registration numbers reached a 15-year high, as sheep producers from across the country came together to acknowledge the accomplishments of the oldest national livestock association in the U.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
onlookers of the livestock being offered. The various trade shows and local eateries were filled with cowboy hats as people came from across the nation to see the events. In the eight years I have been attending Red Bluff, this was by far and away the largest crowd I have seen.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
As for the forthcoming 2015 season, the winter wheat crops now in the ground in the northern hemisphere generally enjoyed propitious weather and more acreage was sown in North America and the Near East, offsetting some decreases in the Russian Federation and parts of Far East Asia.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Linda Klein, a recent doctoral graduate in WSU’s School of the Environment, worked with six other researchers at the university, plus one at the USDA’s Moscow, ID, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to explore the role that buffers—strips or clumps of shrubs, trees and natural vegetation— play in the landscape and in people’s visual preferences.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
In 1965, three leaders in the livestock marketing industry—Harry Green, Ross Miller and Claud Willett— laid the foundation for an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders. They called their organization The Livestock Marketeers.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
“Alignment between our two groups will help to further both our interests on critical issues such as transportation and border security,” said McCan. “With these overlapping issues, we can strengthen our position and our message by working together. There is a lot to be gained from collaboration and this is a proud and historic moment for NCBA.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
The Top Hand Club was initiated in 1982 as NCBA’s member-recruit-a-member program that recognizes volunteer leaders for their commitment in growing a strong national association. To become a Top Hand Club member, individuals must recruit at least three new NCBA members.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
A team of students from Pennsylvania State University took top honors in the 2015 National Collegiate Quiz Bowl, held in conjunction with the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX.
Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Yet we still see daily limits on dietary fat, as though all fat is the same. What is the truth? Well, the answer and what you did not know about fat grams is best addressed by Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M University Meat Biologist, who has spent most of his career studying the subject.


Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Yet we still see daily limits on dietary fat, as though all fat is the same. What is the truth? Well, the answer and what you did not know about fat grams is best addressed by Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M University Meat Biologist, who has spent most of his career studying the subject.
News
by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
A topic often discussed in cattle production is whether the level of nutrition given to a pregnant female late in gestation affects birth weight and dystocia. Many producers worry providing good nutrition to a pregnant female—especially heifers— increases birth weight of the calf and, subsequently, dystocia.


News
by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
Cattle producers across the U.S. are heeding economic indications to rebuild and expand their herds, but a 32 million-acre decline in pasture availability over the last 10 years is hindering expansion and causing producers to weigh options that...


News
by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
Retirement farms had the highest percentage of older operators (67 percent)—as might be expected— followed by low-sales farms (41 percent). The advanced age of farm operators is understandable, given that the farm is the home for most farmers, and farmers can gradually phase out of farming over a decade or more.




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