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by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
A new artificial insemination technology developed by Membrane Protective Technologies Inc. (MPTI) of Fort Collins, CO, may become a game changer in the AI industry when it comes on the market. Developer and MPTI President Lisa Herickhoff hopes that will be by the end of the year.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The VSV outbreak in the U.S. began in April, 2015 with a total of 823 confirmed or suspected cases in eight states, including: • Arizona, 36 premises in three counties; • Colorado, 441 premises in 36 counties; • Nebraska, 38 premises in 10 counties; •...


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The WBC features Wyoming producers on its website and in its marketing efforts as a means of introducing the millennial target consumer in the United States to the ranchers and farmers who produce nutritious, wholesome and delicious beef. To view these features, visit www.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
In February, the CME Group proposed a number of changes to its live cattle futures contract. Among those proposals was a proposed seasonal discount of $1.50/cwt. applied to deliveries tendered to Worthington, SD, for the October contract. The comment period for this proposal has been extended to March 21.


News
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
In a letter March 9, AFBF and 254 other groups called on congressional budget and appropriations leaders to oppose additional cuts that would further reduce spending for programs such as conservation, nutrition assistance and the nation’s farm safety net.


Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
The well-being and humane management of animals has long been a hot topic among consumers, and the fire doesn’t appear to be fading anytime soon— with good reason. Buyers and retailers have responded to the increased demands for gentler animal handling and alternative management styles.


Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 14, 2016
Less talked about is the impact of longer feeding periods on feed efficiency (or as measured by feedyard managers, cost of gain). It seems logical from what we learned in our nutrition classes that we lose efficiency as cattle are fed longer, to fatter compositional end points.


Markets
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
While the average retail price of beef has declined, the share of the consumer beef dollar going to producers has increased. In January, ranchers received 50 cents of every consumer dollar spent on beef. This is the highest that portion has been since August of 2015, when it was 52 cents on the dollar.


Markets
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
“These facts combine to support that we are in a transition phase, going from placements below year-ago levels to placements above yearago levels. Of course if there is a large shift in market fundamentals such as a short corn crop; these expected dynamics will change.


Markets
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
Complete beef trade data for 2015 was released recently in the USDA Economic Research Service’s Livestock and Meat International Trade Data series. Not surprisingly, imports of beef and veal into the U.S.


Markets
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
lose a lot of farms and ranches; roughly 20,000 to be specific. However, these losses were all hobby farms and easily made up by increases in the number of larger farms. Possibly more pressing however, is the loss of 1 million acres in farm and ranch land.


News
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
Agriculture Future of America (AFA) recently selected its 10 Student Advisory Team members and 15 Campus Ambassadors for the 2016-17 year. These students represent 24 schools from 23 states. During their year of service, these students will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they represent AFA.


News
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
The farm and ranch families of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) raised more than $1.1 million and donated a record of more than 48 million pounds of food to assist hungry Americans as part of the organization’s “Harvest for All” program.


News
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
In order to remember the last 100 years, CCA is creating a commemorative coffee table book showcasing ranching families in California and the history they have contributed to the California ranching and beef industries..


News
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
The Livestock Marketeers—an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders—met for their 51st Annual Banquet during this year’s National Western Stock Show. The event was hosted by American Live Stock, and Master of Ceremonies was J.


News
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
Last year, the livestock department in Matabeleland North, a western province, warned farmers to prepare for the worst, saying at least 99 percent of the cattle in the province could be lost due to shortage of pastures caused by drought.


News
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
The Colorado FFA Foundation recently inducted four honorees into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. Peers and business associates recognized the inductees during the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet Feb. 18 in Denver, held in conjunction with the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.


News
by WLJ
Feb 29, 2016
Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and four others were indicted on Feb. 17 by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas, NV. The 51-page indictment outlines 16 felony charges related to the armed assault against federal law enforcement officers that occurred in the Bunkerville, NV, area in 2014.




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