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Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Mar 31, 2017
for length, grammar, and flow. Its original form contains numerous parenthetical citations to specific points in the U.S. Code and to court cases. Where these citations were referenced by name in the text, they have been retained. To read the letter in its full form, go to http://rangeallotmentowners.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Mar 24, 2017
While she spent most of her life in West Texas, Buxkemper was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Sistersville, WV, to Amalee and Robert Thomas Jones Sr. and was raised in Michigan.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Mar 24, 2017
While that sounds wonderful, making those promises means more than a directive from Washington D.C. It means that your local governments have to take the lead in dealing with the federal agencies. Local decision making is not just for counties with federal lands, but federal decisions can impact the use of private property as well.
Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Mar 17, 2017
The average cattle feeder wants to be rewarded for above-average beef quality, and many have turned to some type of value-based “grid” marketing to earn premiums. After selling a few pens on a packer grid, some feeders lament it’s less about quality and more about dressing percent, the whole-carcass yield of beef, including bones in those cuts.
Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Mar 10, 2017
Smaller-sized feedlots did increase capacity adding 2,000 lots (locations) compared to 2015 and increasing the number of head marketed during 2016 by just over 200,000 head year-over-year. This relatively large increase in small feedlots is driven by cheap feed, but is unlikely going to be a long-term trend.
Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Mar 10, 2017
A good set of financial records are a must when considering economic decisions in your operation. Understanding how to pull the needed data out of those records and how to interpret them is key to providing you with usable information to make your decisions.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Mar 10, 2017
Barrett started his rodeo career in the early 1950s. In the early days, he would ride bulls and bareback horses, fill in for the announcer, then set up and play the rodeo dance all night long. Barrett and his band, “Hadley Barrett and the Westerners,” played music for 34 years and was inducted.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Mar 10, 2017
Where present, tree scars are the most common indicator of fire frequency and return interval in a particular area, assuming the sampled trees were scarred during each fire event. For example, if tree scars indicate a particular location burned 10 out of 30 years, then the fire frequency would be once every three years.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Mar 10, 2017
Beef exports were up 25 percent with Korea and Japan both increasing purchases during recent months. The U.S. has also benefited from a drought in Australia that now is broken and Aussie producers are rebuilding their herds and have less beef to export. These are natural and fundamental factors that will always be present in global world trade.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2017
John Anthony Santos, 62 of Hilmar, CA, was born April 3, 1954 in Los Banos, CA. He passed away Friday Feb. 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Tony Santos. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan; his daughter, Corinne; his son, Derek (Colby); and grandsons Alexander and Connor.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2017
The new logo has the time-honored cowbell, ghosted in the background, respecting the roots of the organization and acknowledging those local and state groups who continue to use Cowbelle as part of their name. However, in reference to the present and future of ANCW, the shape of the cowbell was modernized.


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