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Friday, March 20,2015

Measuring the value of your checkoff investment

by WLJ
As a fifth-generation cattle producer, I pay the dollarper-head Beef Checkoff assessment every time I sell an animal, and I am confident that those dollars are invested as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Montanan wins role of Clara Anderson

by WLJ
Isabella Aurora Allen- Millerd, a third generation Montanan and avid lover of the outdoors, recently won the film role of Clara Anderson. She will portray the young daughter of Montana cattle ranchers Margaret and Tom Anderson in the upcoming docu-drama, “Cowboy.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Comment period extended on 2015 dietary guidelines

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
A number of senators have joined ag groups questioning USDA’s proposed nutritional guidelines for Americans, which by some accounts, is missing a key nutritional piece: lean meat. And their concerns have helped garner a bit more time for public comments.

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Friday, March 20,2015

NCBA, PLC accepting internship applications

by WLJ
“Interning with NCBA and PLC has allowed me to become a part of the team that fights for agriculture and the beef industry each and every day. Not many college students are able to say that they lived and worked in the nation’s capital while representing our country’s most vital industry.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Whether you are ready or not, it's calving season!

by WLJ
Being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure that the season goes smoothly, says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist, and Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Perception shift Part III: Livestock to the rescue!

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Though the public and many institutions have a negative perception of livestock grazing, Richards said, the Rustici Symposium and UC Davis’ Rangeland and Watershed Laboratory are bucking the trend.

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Friday, March 20,2015

The why behind the continued Californian drought

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The situation in California is dire. That hardly needs to be reiterated as reports of the next-to-nonexistent snowpack saturate the mainstream media as well as industry outlets. But the questions of “why?” and “when will it stop?” get less attention..

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Friday, March 20,2015

Bill to ease fuel transport restrictions for agriculture producers reintroduced

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Current regulations require class A commercial licensed drivers to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement while operating a service vehicle with a fuel tank of 1,000 gallons or less of diesel fuel. Without this endorsement they are prohibited from transporting more than 118 gallons of fuel at a time.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Millionaire, world-famous ABS sire Shottle dies

by WLJ
ABS Global, the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services, and artificial insemination technologies, is saddened to announce the passing of the globally iconic sire, 29HO12209 Picston Shottle. The recently retired bull leaves behind an outstanding legacy producing 1,174,948 units.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Nutritional value of organic vs. conventional beef

by WLJ
Focusing on the organic and natural beef share of the total beef dollar, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board reported that natural and organic beef had 6.3 percent share for the fourth quarter of 2014 with conventional beef market share at 93.7 percent.

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