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Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Nov 11, 2016
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.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 28, 2016
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.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 28, 2016
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.

Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 28, 2016
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.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Oct 21, 2016
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.


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Oct 21, 2016
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.




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