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News
by WLJ
Nov 30, 2015
Cardinal Meat Specialists, Ltd., Vice President of Operations John Vatri will serve as Treasurer and Sara Lilygren, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Tyson Foods, Inc., will serve as Secretary. Dave McDonald, President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, LLC, will serve as immediate past chairman.


News
by WLJ
Nov 30, 2015
“JBS has enjoyed a longstanding partnership with Mountain States and believes today’s announcement will benefit both parties, notably the more than 120 JBS team members who will have the opportunity to continue their careers in the U.S. lamb industry,” said Andre Nogueira, CEO, JBS USA.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 30, 2015
By the time this issue reaches mailboxes, Thanksgiving and Black Friday will have taken place and the start of the harvest season for retail stores has begun. It has been a very interesting past few months for the cow/calf producer, especially for those who didn’t manage risk earlier in the year.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $50.11, a $0.70 increase from last year’s average of $49.41.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
The American Angus Association announced new members and officers elected to its board of directors during the 132nd Annual Convention of Delegates in Overland Park, KS.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
Leaders from five state departments of agriculture and 26 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations accompanied U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden on a mission to sub-Saharan Africa last week, to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products in that market.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), along with the Public Lands Council and 37 additional agriculture groups, sent a letter to House and Senate leadership last week urging Congress to take up legislation addressing expired tax extenders.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead kicked off the first workshop of the Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act (ESA) Initiative earlier this month with a nod to the significance of wildlife in the West and a request to find the best way to employ state expertise to conserve it responsibly.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
ASI has long supported the eradication of scrapie from the U.S. and appreciates the work of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), state animal health officials, markets, dealers, producers, equipment manufacturers and others who have made contributions to the progress that has been made towards eradication.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
A unique set of challenges in livestock care is associated with the management of young animals—this is especially true with calves in blustery fall and winter weather. Problems can center on inexperience of the dam, illness within the herd, or age of the animals.


News
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
Andy White, Ashland, OH, was recently named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Eastern Regional Qualifying Event. Franklin County Livestock in Carnesville, GA, hosted the second of three WLAC qualifying events.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
In 1999, prominent Purdue Economist Michael Boehlje said the “new agriculture” in the 21st century would include a focus on differentiated, branded production. At the time, most ag commodities were sold unbranded. Are we making progress? There’s evidence that says we are, especially in the beef sector.


News
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) Cattlemen’s College series will kick off its 23rd year Jan. 26-27, 2016 in San Diego, CA. The educational event, sponsored by Zoetis, will feature speakers and live animal demonstrations that give cattlemen and women the tools to connect, learn and innovate.


News
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
The board is composed of six producers, three feeders, one seedstock producer, and three first handlers. The secretary of agriculture appoints approximately onethird of all board members each year. — WLJ.


News
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
Over the course of his tenure, Thompson served as President and Global Chief Operating Officer, President of McDonald’s USA, as well as Executive Vice President of McDonald’s Restaurant Solutions Group.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
During the past 25 years, much of my research has been on the economics of water markets. Economists continue to emphasize that water is an economic good especially in the western U.S., where water is scarce and therefore valuable.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
Through the first half of the 20th century, preventing nutritional deficiencies was the focus of nutrition guidance from public health groups and government agencies. But that changed 40 years ago, when publichealth policy shifted from what was not in the diet that should be, to what was in the diet that should not be.


Markets
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
Although same-store sales and customer traffic remained positive in September (most recent data), the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline. The RPI—a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
The city ballot measure, Referred Question 2C, passed with a 65.2 percent “yes” vote. The measure will allow the city of Denver to increase its debt up to an additional $778 million to fund renovations to the 270-acre National Western Complex “in order to continue it as the home for the National Western Stock Show.