WLJ - None https://wlj.net/articles.sec-1-1-none.html Wed, 05 Aug 15 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Sorghum: a drought tolerant option https://wlj.net/article-1-sorghum-a-drought-tolerant-option.html Sorghum: a drought tolerant option
Even in the drought conditions facing many farmers this spring, there are crops which can survive, explained Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.


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Why all the fuss about body condition? https://wlj.net/article-1-why-all-the-fuss-about-body-condition.html Why all the fuss about body condition?
Why is it that nearly every article on beef cow nutrition seems to focus on body condition? Surely with all the advanced knowledge and research that has been done over the years we have something better to go on than a visual estimation of body fat on a cow to evaluate the success or failure of nutritional status. ...]]>
Farmers and scientists divided over climate change https://wlj.net/article-1-farmers-and-scientists-divided-over-climate-change.html Farmers and scientists divided over climate change
Associate Professor of Natural Resource Social Science Linda Prokopy and fellow researchers surveyed 6,795 people in the agricultural sector in 2011-2012 to determine their beliefs about climate change and whether variation in the climate is triggered by human activities, natural causes or an equal combination of both. ...]]>
2014 calf marketing considerations https://wlj.net/article-1-2014-calf-marketing-considerations.html 2014 calf marketing considerations
In drought areas, many producers continue to incur additional feed costs that will reduce net returns, even at record calf prices, and, more importantly, many producers have reduced herd size resulting in fewer calves to sell and leading to reduced ranch returns, even with record per-head profitability. ...]]>
Respect the value of managing genetics https://wlj.net/article-1-respect-the-value-of-managing-genetics.html Respect the value of managing genetics
Elliott identified three key components to managing beef genetics: genetic management; organization design; and market differentiation mechanisms. The main area discussed was genetic management, what it means and how producers can use it to increase their profitability. ...]]>
Letters https://wlj.net/article-1-letters.html Letters
Colorado’s mountain snowfall is elevation-dependent and accumulates in nearly equal amounts on the east and west faces of the Continental Divide. ...]]>
Auctioneering's ancient history https://wlj.net/article-1-auctioneerings-ancient-history.html Auctioneering's ancient history
A “descending” method was used for these auctions, starting with a high price and going lower until the first person to bid was the purchaser, as long as the minimum price set by the seller was met. The buyer could get a return of money if he and his new spouse did not get along well, but unlike a horse, maidens could not be “tried” before auction. ...]]>
Are you doin’ your part to keep consumers lovin’ beef? https://wlj.net/article-1-are-you-doinrs-your-part-to-keep-consumers-lovinrs-beef.html Are you doin’ your part to keep consumers lovin’ beef?
When you sell your calves at the local auction market, you pay your $1-per-head beef checkoff to invest in maintaining strong demand for your product. But did you know that when you harvest an animal and sell the beef through a farmers market, online, or to your friends and neighbors, you also need to pay your share of the checkoff, too?. ...]]>
Tight hay supplies, high prices to continue https://wlj.net/article-1-tight-hay-supplies-high-prices-to-continue.html Tight hay supplies, high prices to continue
South Dakota hay prices have been at high levels throughout the 2012 marketing year. Based on numbers from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, March alfalfa prices were at $230 per ton and have remained steady for several months. The March price for other hay reached a record high of $170 per ton. ...]]>
Utah rancher calls for national monuments transparency and accountability https://wlj.net/article-1-utah-rancher-calls-for-national-monuments-transparency-and-accountability.html Utah rancher calls for national monuments transparency and accountability
A Utah rancher last week testified before Congress on behalf of the Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association (UCA) in support of legislation to bring transparency and local input to the national monuments designation process. ...]]>
Coming Events https://wlj.net/article-1-coming-events.html Coming Events
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CAB celebrates another record https://wlj.net/article-1-cab-celebrates-another-record.html CAB celebrates another record
More than 16,000 licensed partners around the world made that possible by capitalizing on the consistent dining experience the premium brand brought to consumers as prices for all beef continued higher. Sales totaled 811 million pounds, surpassing last year’s record by 4 million pounds and up 49 percent from just six years ago. ...]]>
Beef Bits https://wlj.net/article-1-beef-bits.html Beef Bits
GenVec has received conditional approval from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for its cattle vaccine for foot and mouth disease (FMD). This is the first FMD vaccine licensed by the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics. ...]]>
Diverse products on display during annual agricultural tour https://wlj.net/article-1-diverse-products-on-display-during-annual-agricultural-tour.html Diverse products on display during annual agricultural tour
An upcoming bus tour of Laramie and Centennial, WY, will showcase how Wyoming agriculture producers are using innovative ideas to add value to their operations from guest ranch services, hunting business, all-natural grass-fed beef and lamb to chemical-free produce. ...]]>
Obituaries https://wlj.net/article-1-obituaries.html Obituaries
Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with Jeff Taylor and Dr. Max Browning officiating. Interment followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the personal care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. ...]]>
Beef program helping producers "PEP" up their bottom line https://wlj.net/article-1-beef-program-helping-producers-pep-up-their-bottom-line.html Beef program helping producers "PEP" up their bottom line
“Our goal with the Beef PEP program is to improve profitability and lower the cost of production,” said Dr. Tom Hairgrove, AgriLife Extension animal health specialist and program coordinator. “A producer in this program gets a complete examination of their operation and comes away with several methods to help improve their bottom line. ...]]>
Study Reveals Pre-Pound Price to be a Driver https://wlj.net/article-1-study-reveals-pre-pound-price-to-be-a-driver.html Study Reveals Pre-Pound Price to be a Driver
The weakened economy continues to take its toll at the meat case, according to results from this year’s annual Power of Meat study released Feb. 21 at the Annual Meat Conference. ...]]>
Cattle Inventory Report confirms drought losses https://wlj.net/article-1-cattle-inventory-report-confirms-drought-losses.html Cattle Inventory Report confirms drought losses
USDA’ Cattle Inventory Report came in with few surprises since the industry has continued to liquidate throughout severely drought-stricken areas. The report did show some early signs of expansion interest, but ranchers continue to remain cautious on reports that the drought may not be over. ...]]>
New test can precisely pinpoint food pathogens https://wlj.net/article-1-new-test-can-precisely-pinpoint-food-pathogens.html New test can precisely pinpoint food pathogens
With salmonella-tainted ground turkey sickening more than 100 people and listeria-contaminated cantaloupes killing 15 this year, the ability to detect outbreaks of food-borne illness and determine their sources has become a top public health priority. ...]]>
Preserving rangeland ecosystems could become a profitable enterprise https://wlj.net/article-1-preserving-rangeland-ecosystems-could-become-a-profitable-enterprise.html Preserving rangeland ecosystems could become a profitable enterprise
Sixty percent of the ecosystem services that all life depends on are being degraded and used in ways that cannot be sustained. This is the conclusion of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a scientific report about human interaction with the lands and waters of our world. ...]]>
EPA efforts to regulate CAFOs fail in court https://wlj.net/article-1-epa-efforts-to-regulate-cafos-fail-in-court.html EPA efforts to regulate CAFOs fail in court
Livestock producers won a major court victory last week over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, LA. EPA had been seeking to require livestock operations which had the potential to discharge waste into waters of the U.S. to obtain a ...]]>
BEEF talk https://wlj.net/article-1-beef-talk.html BEEF talk
One fundamental point often is overlooked among all the charts, trends and rhetoric about the beef business. The beef business does not exist without the business of the cow. The cow business is the foundation of the beef business. Without cows, there is no beef or beef business. ...]]>
ICA president expresses support for governor's decision https://wlj.net/article-1-ica-president-expresses-support-for-governors-decision.html ICA president expresses support for governor's decision
In the recent decision to return management of Idaho's wolf population to federal control, Idaho Gov. ...]]>
SALE reports https://wlj.net/article-1-sale-reports.html SALE reports
Sept. 27, Taylor, NE 13 Spring heifer calves .....$7,012 1 Flush ..................................7,500 2 Fall bred heifers ................8,000 28 Bred heifers ....................3,743 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar. ...]]>
VIDEO auction https://wlj.net/article-1-video-auction.html VIDEO auction
Cattle producers from 29 states consigned over 148,000 head of stockers, feeders and bred stock to the Superior Livestock satellite video auction. The auction was held in and broadcast live from the Holiday Inn in Sheridan, WY. Due to the rise in market demand, all classes of cattle were $3-10 higher. ...]]>
Antibiotic use and resistance: not a black and white issue https://wlj.net/article-1-antibiotic-use-and-resistance-not-a-black-and-white-issue.html Antibiotic use and resistance: not a black and white issue
Antimicrobial drugs are considered one of the medical miracles of this day and age and everyone from those within the medical establishment to those in production agriculture, and everyone in between, has the common desire for antibiotics to remain safe and effective for human and animal use alike. ...]]>
Taiwan okays U.S. beef offal imports https://wlj.net/article-1-taiwan-okays-us-beef-offal-imports.html Taiwan okays U.S. beef offal imports
Taiwan health authorities will approve the application from a local beef importer to buy 453 kilograms (998.7 pounds) of U.S. beef offal as long as high-risk internal organs are not included in the shipment, the authorities said last week. ...]]>
AG stickers showing up on California farm and ranch vehicles as air quality rule deadline looms https://wlj.net/article-1-ag-stickers-showing-up-on-california-farm-and-ranch-vehicles-as-air-quality-rule-deadline-looms.html AG stickers showing up on California farm and ranch vehicles as air quality rule deadline looms
Black-and-white AG stickers are showing up on agricultural diesel vehicles around the state as farmers and ranchers take steps to comply with a new regulation by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles operating on California roadways. ...]]>
Kansas student wins National Beef Industry Scholarship https://wlj.net/article-1-kansas-student-wins-national-beef-industry-scholarship.html Kansas student wins National Beef Industry Scholarship
Chandra Devine, a high school senior at Macksville High School in Seward, KS, has been named winner of the 2010 National Beef Industry Scholarship sponsored by CME Group and the National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF). Ten outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded $1,500 scholarships in the program. ...]]>
Feeding Quality Forum registration opens https://wlj.net/article-1-feeding-quality-forum-registration-opens.html Feeding Quality Forum registration opens
These are not easy times for cattle feeders. A little extra information may be just whats needed to keep ahead of the feeding curve. ...]]>