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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 30, 2017
ABS Global has built a facility named Future Genetics, dedicated to house and care for bull calves under 6 months old. The facility, located near Madison, WI, allows ABS staff to improve care for animals through better nutrition, veterinary care and biosecurity at an earlier age.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jan 30, 2017
The western land-use events of the last few years seem to have been analyzed, pondered, condemned, praised and generally discussed into a state of confusion and stalemate. For 40 or so years I have been active in the advocacy for economic natural resource development, mining, timber, grazing and water.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 20, 2017
Due to the considerable herd expansion that has occurred over the last three years, forecasters predict that 2017 and 2018 cattle markets will be considerably lower than even the transition that took place during the latter half of 2016. Only time will tell, but cattle producers are pretty resilient, and most have seen this market transition before.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
Vernon Sanders, 94, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017 following a series of health issues. He was born in San Francisco in 1922. During World War II he served years in the U.S. Army, retiring as Field Artillery Captain, followed by five years in the Army Reserve.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
New World Screwworms—flesh-eating maggots of the fly by the same name—were first found in the endangered Key deer in the National Key Deer Refuge on the Big Pine Key in October 2016. The Big Pine Key is among the most westerly—and thereby most removed from the mainland— of Florida’s string of keys.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced the expansion of a unique service for farmers and ranchers. FSA’s Bridges to Opportunity program provides a one-stop shop that connects producers with resources, programs and educational services offered across the department, as well as from other USDA partner organizations.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
Whoever says Congress can’t act quickly might have blinked too long to have seen the REINS Act pass the House. This aptlynamed effort to rein in federal agency power has advanced farther in the process to become law in less than three days than its three predecessors did in months.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 6, 2017
Past Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) joined with Rep. Ron DeSantis (R- FL6) last Tuesday with a proposed constitutional amendment. Senate Joint Resolution 2 (S. J. Res. 2) would amend the U.S. Constitution to limit senators to two six-year terms, and representatives to three two-year terms.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 6, 2017
Frank Litterst, Jr., passed away on Dec. 26, 2016 at his home in College Station, TX, at the age of 94. He was born in Harris County, TX, on June 15, 1922. He graduated from Houston Lamar High School in 1939. He entered Texas A & M University (TAMU) in the fall of 1939, a proud member of the Class of 1943 (the class that won the war).


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