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Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 18, 2005
Canada's food and feed-processing industries will need to take a proactive approach to the issue of traceability as consumers become more concerned about the safety and quality of what they are eating, according to presentations Tuesday at the Canada Grains Council 36th annual meeting. Delegates at the meeting were told that although agriculture is barely
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 11, 2005
A reply brief was filed by the National Meat Association (NMA) last Monday with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the continuing battle over whether to allow imports of younger Canadian cattle. The brief not only sought the higher court= s intervention in allowing this organization to be an intervener in the case of R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 11, 2005
A large group of Canadian cattle producers plans to file a federal class action lawsuit in the United States against R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) and its efforts to keep the U.S. border closed to Canadian cattle and beef. According to Winnipeg cattle rancher John Morrison, founder of Fair Market Beef, as of last
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 11, 2005
It= s quite a contrast when you consider that the sheep industry just re-approved their promotion checkoff program by an 80-20 percent margin. In the beef industry the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision very soon that could overturn the beef checkoff by finding it unconstitutionalC essentially killing it. I= m relatively
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 11, 2005
R-CALF= s position is rife with hypocrisy Dear Editor: A group of protectionist, anti-free-trade ranchers known as R-CALF has pulled the wool over our eyes. They= ve convinced a Federal District Court judge in Montana that they know more than the best scientific minds around the world on how to protect the U.S. against
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 11, 2005
Faced with the possibility of losing approximately 83,000 animal unit months from grazing permits on 11 national forests in California, officials with the California Cattlemen= s Association (CCA) recently announced plans to file for intervener status in a court case challenging revisions to federal grazing policy. In February, California Attorney General
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
Yum! raises earnings view Yum! Brands Inc., the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, recently raised its first-quarter earnings outlook slightly due to strong sales. First-quarter sales at Yum! Brands restaurants rose four percent in the U.S. The Louisville, KY-based restaurant operator said it expects first-quarter earnings of 51 cents to 52
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
In a market normally controlled by supply fluctuations, demand issues are expected to dominate the slaughter-cattle market over the next quarter, agricultural economists and market analysts said. Some narrow that down further and say export demand is likely to be the overriding force that shapes cattle markets for the next three months. The reason
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
I found it interesting to watch USDA officials backpedaling last week when an announcement regarding the pending reopening of a Pacific Rim country’s trade border surfaced. Previously, USDA officials have announced apparent trade resolutions prematurely and were called on the carpet for doing so by the government for the country that was supposedly
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
— Northern cattle up $4-5; southern trade slow going. Light to moderate trade happened in northern feeding areas last Wednesday at prices $4-5 higher than the majority of trade the previous week, while southern cattle feeders were still waiting on packers to come in at prices $2-3 stronger as of press time last Thursday.
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
— High-moisture versus dry-rolled corn. — Performance changes noted, but not notable. Public complaints of offensive odors coming from large-scale livestock facilities, particularly cattle feedlots, have increased significantly in volume over the past couple of decades and in many cases have resulted in litigation. However, research has shown that changing the feed ration
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
The Japanese Food Safety Commission (FSC) approved easing testing of cattle for BSE, bringing the country closer to resuming beef trade with the U.S. Last Thursday’s decision followed a ruling by an FSC subcommittee earlier in the week that said that excluding cattle 20 months or younger from BSE testing did not raise the risk of beef being infected with
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
The Department of Justice recently acknowledged its efforts to fix the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but said Congressional action is needed for any type of reform to occur. Tom Sansonetti, outgoing assistant attorney general for environmental matters, made these statements about the ESA in an interview aired on E&E TV’s OnPoint segment. Sansonetti
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
Bullard doesn’t speak for me! R-CALF’s hired hand, Bill Bullard, does not speak for me. I am one of those 774,630 independent U.S. cattle producers that is fed up with Bullard implying that he speaks for all U.S. cow-calf producers. Bullard’s recent WLJ article (March 28 issue) underscores a consistent theme of reckless rhetoric that
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
Producers who have cloned cows and bulls are anxiously awaiting the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement of whether to allow the meat from those animals or their offspring to enter the food chain. FDA was expected to announce that decision prior to today’s date. However, no decision has yet been reached. Linda
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
The state of Wyoming has already filed a notice of appeal against a federal judge’s order issued last week that dismissed the state’s lawsuit against the federal government over wolf management. Wyoming is also considering petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove gray wolves in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho from any protection
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
— Private producer files ‘friend’ brief. USDA last week filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco, CA, saying a major meatpacker organization shouldn't be granted intervener status in ongoing litigation to determine whether the ban on Canadian cattle imports is lifted. The National Meat Association (NMA) says that opinion
Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
by WLJ
Apr 4, 2005
— Mexico working toward Canada cattle reentry. Canada last Thursday started re-allowing U.S. live cattle across the border as part of a recent agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States on North American standards for importing and exporting cattle. The standards agreement was negotiated in Mexico during recent trade meetings, and reflects guidelines


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