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Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Dec 30, 2016
Political correctness has taught that words matter. Collaboration is defined as “the act of performing work or labor together; especially literary work or scientific research.” The problem is that BLM’s authorized officers will determine what is scientific instead of decisions based on cooperation.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 23, 2016
Marsh was born in Estes Park, CO, Feb. 2, 1925. He grew up on his parents’ ranch, the Wooden Shoe in Laramie, WY. He graduated from high school in Laramie and enlisted in the Air Force December 1944. He was attached to the 390th Bomb Group as a lower ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber in the European theater.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 23, 2016
Over 2,900 runners participated in the 38th annual Living History Farms Race held at Living History Farms in Urbandale, IA, in November. The seven-mile off-road race took runners through creek crossings and other obstacles on the cold November morning.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 23, 2016
Cline is a fifth generation cattle producer. He attended Iowa State University for one year before returning to his family farm to live out his passion of beef calf production. Cline and his wife, Linda, operate a crop and Angus-based commercial cow/calf herd in Fayette and Clayton Counties in northeast Iowa.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 16, 2016
Grower Association. White loved his community and served as a member of the school board for both Red Rock Elementary and Santa Cruz Valley Union High School. Although he has passed, his legacy will not be overlooked. He touched the lives of many people and will be greatly missed.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 16, 2016
A U.S. magistrate judge issued recommendations and findings on Dec. 12 in a district court case challenging the Beef Checkoff Program. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year by Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF), defendant, against Tom Vilsack, in his capacity as USDA Secretary, plaintiff.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Dec 16, 2016
These are on the negative side of what are called convenience traits and fortunately, we’ve had great progress in making today’s cows more functional. But you only need to take a short walk through a few feedlot pens to realize we still have work to do in improving cattle temperament.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Dec 16, 2016
I have been a dairy farmer in New York for more than 40 years. We milk about 75 Holsteins and plant about 275 acres of alfalfa, corn and oats. I know that many people will not automatically recognize a dairy operation as beef producers, but we certainly are part of this industry!.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 9, 2016
The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) recognized eight members during the organization’s annual convention in November for 50 years of membership. This year’s honorees epitomize the diversity and commitment of the organization’s membership, the organization said in announcing the names of long-time members.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 9, 2016
Most of these premises are located in Alberta, with no more than five in Saskatchewan. These numbers will continue to change as the investigation continues. The total number of animals quarantined by this investigation is currently over 26,000, including infected premises.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Dec 9, 2016
In a Nov. 28, 2016 article (“Will midnight regulations see more sunshine?” on the cover), the author gives a brief discussion of upcoming “rules” that Obama and company will impose on those of us who break some “law” every morning when our feet hit the floor.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Dec 9, 2016
Weaned calves in the preconditioning or backgrounding pen should have come in with a plan. For those happy with weanling prices, calves in the pen may be limited to replacement heifer prospects. Others may see this as a year to retain ownership through finishing or you’re just waiting to sell calves in a new year.


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