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Friday, February 12,2010

Annual survey shows continued approval of beef checkoff

by WLJ
A survey of 1,200 beef and dairy producers nationwide was conducted in late December 2009 and early January 2010 by the independent firm Aspen Media Market Research.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Moisture causes hardship in Texas

by WLJ
When it comes to moisture, from one side of the state to the other, it ranged from extremely wet to extremely dry, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Angus scholarship opportunities available

by WLJ
The Angus Foundation will offer two $5,000 scholarships given in memory of former American Angus Association Executive Vice President Richard Dick Spader. In addition, a number of $3,000 scholarships and $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Oregons 2009 agricultural sales post biggest percentage fall in at least 33 years

by WLJ
Oregons farmers and ranchers grossed $4.1 billion in sales last year, a 14.8 percent plunge from the prior year as prices weakened in key commodities, according to estimates in an Oregon State University (OSU) report.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Kansas student wins National Beef Industry Scholarship

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, February 12,2010

New Mexico Society for Range Management announces range stewardship awards

by WLJ
The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management presented outstanding range management and stewardship awards to two New Mexico ranches during the societys annual meeting Jan. 7-8 in Albuquerque, NM.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Room for growth in Japanese market

by DTN
Japanese demand for U.S. beef continues to grow, but as the trade here cant get enough age-verified supply, it prefers the stable availability of Australian product.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Scholarships available for junior Shorthorn breeders

by WLJ
Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation as well as the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) members.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Winter taxes south Plains

by WLJ
Feeder cattle demand boosts prices in the West and northern Plains. Winter weather was taking a toll on southern Plains feedlots last week as the cold, wet conditions continued to hamper performance in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The ice storm

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Friday, February 5,2010

NCBA governance change proposal receives mandate

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
On the final day of the successful National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual conference held in San Antonio, TX, the NCBA Board of Directors approved a recommendation for reshaping the governing structure of the organization by a wide margin. In a 201-13 decision

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