My family and I closed a chapter in our lives when we sold the last piece of our ranch just outside of Midland, TX. My grandchildren were the sixth generation to have the privilege of taking care of that piece of the world.
Chance married Judith Keeble and together they ran a successful cattle operation. He was involved in many organizations including: Director of the California Rangeland Trust, Director of the California Livestock PCA, California Cattlemen’s...
The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance program is offered through the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) but privately delivered through crop insurance agents. The program is based on precipitation deviation from historical norms using a Rainfall Index.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is providing more than $45 million to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide develop new product lines. USDA is investing in 325 projects through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.
Jacob Massey, Petersburg, TN, was named Champion at the 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Eastern Regional Qualifying Event. Dickson Regional Livestock Center, Dickson, TN, hosted the second of three WLAC qualifying events.
The SCC said they are proud to honor Fowle for her lifetime of dedication to the Siskiyou County beef industry. Although she has been, and will continue to be, recognized for her vast contributions to the local, state and national cattlewomen organizations, this award is very different.
Two graduate students have been presented with W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 award recognizes superior achievement in academics and leadership, and will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the cattle and beef industry.
The Leopold Conservation Award Program announced finalists for North Dakota on Oct. 25. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation and stewardship of natural resources.
Gould recommends a high tensile perimeter for ease of building, lower construction cost and reduced maintenance over time. Four-five wires will generally work well for cattle. More wires may be required for sheep with different wire spacing. Make certain you remove all the old woven or barbed wire before constructing.
Fourth generation Kingsbury County, SD, cattle producer Warren Rusche sees growth opportunities for South Dakota cattle producers to feed beef cattle in state. As the new South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate, he hopes to help make this possible.
The National FFA organization recently named the 2016 American Star Award recipients during the National FFA Convention & Expo. American Star Awards are presented to FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through completion of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE).
Two key USDA reports were released recently: the monthly Cold Storage and Cattle on Feed reports. Cold Storage indicated frozen stocks of beef have continued to increase, adding 9 percent compared to August and up 4 percent compared to last year. This also marks the fifth consecutive month beef inventories have increased month over month.
On Oct. 19, WDFW Director Jim Unsworth lifted his previous order authorizing staff to take lethal action to stop predation by the Profanity Peak wolf pack now that most livestock are being moved off federal grazing allotments in the Colville National Forest.
When cattle prices erratically head lower, it’s easy to take issue with reports of higher packer margins or retail beef prices that still seem relatively high. But in a volatile market, the segments along beef’s supply chain often see much above- or below-average returns.
Treasured husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Dale Lasater died suddenly on Oct. 15 following a tragic horse accident on the Dale Lasater Ranch (formerly The Lasater Ranch) at Matheson, CO. He was a well-known Colorado cattle rancher and conservationist.
Landowners and forage producers with livestock should take note of the Nov. 15 deadline to purchase or change Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) insurance for the 2017 calendar year. The insurance is available in all 48 contiguous states through USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA).
Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), is the 2016 Mansfield Award recipient. The award is presented in honor of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Michael J.
It’s the expansion phase for the North American beef cow herd. For most farmers and ranchers, that means finding ways to increase the number of cows rather than the size of each. And of course, everybody’s talking about size— makes sense when you think about the escalating annual cost of keeping an average cow on the place.