He truly lived life to the fullest and had a contagious, ornery grin that was sure to make you smile. He was genuine, determined, independent, godly, and had a positive impact on all those who knew him. Meriwether graduated from Waynoka High School in 2012 where he was active in FFA, weightlifting, football, basketball, FCA and FCCLA.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was among the first foreign heads of state to visit Washington D.C. During their weekend visit, Abe and President Donald Trump golfed, took selfies in the White House and on Marine One, and had working lunches at Mar-a-Lago.
I love calving season each year, but this one will be hard to beat. I used to do this in the winter on my northeast Kansas farm, starting in February. Heifers were due on pasture leases the first of May, so the family consensus was that we could not wait much more than a week for synchronized artificial insemination (AI) in early May.
Recently, a group has materialized claiming to be the only organization that represents the public lands rancher. This recently-formed group, which has questionable ties to public lands grazing, is advancing a compelling but dangerous theory that ranchers who hold grazing permits on public lands are not merely permittees, but allotment owners.
VOG can be defined in multiple ways. Some have defined it as the difference in the value (weight × price) from the beginning of a growing period to the end of the growing period divided by the pounds gained. Another way to define it is as the amount of money the market is willing to pay for the next pound of weight a calf or yearling gains.
When economic times necessitate “tightening of the purse strings,” so to speak, too often livestock producers cut back severely on pasture management and associated expenses. This often leads to the deterioration of pasture resources, the basis of the food source required to sustain the livestock we strive to produce.
It has been well-documented in popular press and repeatedly confirmed at sale barns and coffee shops that the current calf market is about one-half of where it was just two-anda-half years ago. The shortterm projections for both the cattle market and weather are not favorable for ranchers.
The American Angus Association recently announced its collaboration with participating universities to assess foot structure on behalf of breeders who seek help in assessing their herds. The new service allows animal science students and judging team participants to collect foot scores as they visit Angus operations.
Ms. Halladay, thank you for keeping ranchers in the USA informed of trends you see in the industry. In one of your articles (“Trump to USTR: Pull America out of TPP” on the cover of the Jan. 30 issue) you presented President Trump as antitrade. Maybe you can direct me to a source which contains a statement by Mr.
My grandfather started the operation, and over the years, we’ve fed lambs, finished hogs and raised registered horses. All five generations, however, have worked with dairy cows, although we decided in 2014 to focus strictly on beef cattle, as well as raising meat goats and farming corn, soybeans and wheat.
Gates graduated from New Mexico State University in December 1971 with a degree in Ag Biology. She and Richard married in the Episcopal Church in La Union, NM, on Jan. 29, 1972 and lived at the Espejo Ranch in Webb and Dimmit County, TX, for many years before moving to a new ranch in Marfa, TX, in 1989.
Last Tuesday, the House passed a short, targeted bill that aims to get rid of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) “Planning 2.0.” The effort—as well as a companion bill introduced in the Senate— is being undertaken under the Congressional Review Act.
After completing the prestigious Ranch Management Program at Texas Christian University in 1973, Bonds earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree there two years later. He became active in beef industry circles, serving as President of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association from 2013 to 2016.
All of the cattle that reacted to the initial screening test were subjected to enhanced post-mortem examinations that included more detailed inspection for the presence of lesions related to bovine tuberculosis. However, the number of infected cattle remains at six, and all of these six cattle were from the same farming operation.
“We normally background our steers and sell them as feeders,” said Yackley. “But we were curious to see what was under the hide of these Red Angus cattle, so we decided to finish some of last year’s steer crop. The first group to go were out of our 2-year-old heifers and were bred AI [artificial insemination] to one Red Angus sire.
The renowned Texas swing band, Asleep at the Wheel, sings a song about seeing “miles and miles of Texas” and that phrase could easily describe the view at Bar 7R Ranch. Vast space, picturesque scenes and grassland with Red Angus cattle are found on this north central Texas ranch.
Actions of the new administration are like “a dog on ice chasing a marble,” Dana Perino told an audience at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Nashville, TN, Feb. 3. “You have to expect the unexpected.