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Opinion
by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
All of our herd must be in optimal shape in order to attain prime breeding potential, but first-time heifers may have special needs. In order to create “reproduction momentum” in your herd, body condition scoring becomes paramount. A perfect world would allow for all cattle to breed and re-breed in an efficient, timely manner ever year.


Markets
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
April exports of U.S. pork reached the largest monthly volume in more than a year, while U.S. beef exports remained on a record value pace through April, according to data released by US- DA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) last week.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The program started at Glenn and Bev Rowe’s farm near Lorimor, IA. The Rowes are the 2015 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Stewardship Award Program winners. After a group meet-and-greet and burgers grilled by the Madison County Cattlemen’s Association, participants sat in on a session about ag professionalism led by Trainer Jodie Beach.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) 2015 Photo Contest is underway and is open to all who wish to enter. The only rule is that the photographs entered in the contest must include sheep or lambs raised in the U.S. Entries must be postmarked by Aug.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The Texas Department of Agriculture recently hosted a delegation of agriculture leaders from Ecuador and the United States to facilitate the trade of cattle between the two nations. Ultimately, the meeting has led to the sale of Brahman cattle from Texas ranches to Ecuadorian producers.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The beef checkoff, in partnership with the Egg Nutrition Center and National Dairy Council, recently shared checkofffunded protein research with the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) at their annual symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, with 430 registered dietitians (RD) in attendance.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The rule will bring the use of these drugs under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary for assuring animal health.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The 83rd General Session of the Annual World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held May 24-29 in Paris. OIE members examined and adopted new intergovernmental standards and guidelines aimed at preserving and improving animal health and welfare throughout the world.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
Over 50 young cattlemen and women from across the country and from a wide variety of backgrounds in the cattle industry attended the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). Last week they traveled from NCBA’s office in Denver, stopping in Chicago and wrapping up in Washington D.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
How often we hear a grocer or restaurateur say, “What I want to buy is some of that good Midwest corn-fed beef!” Where does that come from? Part of it relates to the long history of feeding cattle there.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won the bureaucratic race over Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS, or the “Clean Water Rule” as it is called by EPA). On Wednesday, May 27, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and President Barrack Obama announced.

News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
“Research has always been a high priority for the Angus Foundation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President. “We’re excited about offering these additional research white papers for the educational benefit of our supporters, Angus breeders and beef cattle industry leaders.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the foundation. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities,


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and university partners.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million—216 million fewer than in 1990- 92, or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report, “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015” (SO- FI), released May 27.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell unveiled the greater sage-grouse land use strategy May 28, made up of landscape-level, tailored state-by-state plans across the West.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Bistro In Vitro is a fictitious restaurant that explores the potential impact that in vitro meat could have on our food culture. By presenting imaginary cultured meat recipes, it aims to contribute to the discussion about the future of meat. Bistro In Vitro is a collaboration between Submarine Channel and Next Nature Network in the Netherlands.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
In agriculture, crop and livestock activities are unique sources of nitrous oxide and methane emissions, notably from soil nutrient management, enteric fermentation (a normal digestive process in animals that produces methane), and manure management..

Opinion
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
The recent rulings with the WTO appear justified in their findings, as Canada and Mexico have been fighting the imposed rule as unfair and detrimental. The original intent of COOL was to increase the value of domestically raised beef; however, it has done the opposite.


Markets
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
In the U.S., 10.5 cents of a typical dollar spent by consumers on domestically-produced food in 2013 represented value added by farm producers, up 8 percent from the previous two years. Products and services provided to farmers by agribusinesses, such as fertilizers and veterinary services, accounted for 2.




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