Close
Home  All Articles
 
 
Friday, January 9,2015

Dietary mission creep

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Have you had enough of the progressive politics in our government yet? The beef industry is under assault again, this time through the federal government’s dietary guidelines, which are updated every five years. In the past, the struggle for beef was to explain its role in nutrition, and CROW.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 9,2015

Beef Talk

Revising the bull pen

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Each year, the Dickinson Research Extension Center reviews the bulls from the previous year to cut back on what bulls need to be overwintered.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 9,2015

More (dairy) beef in the potato state

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
J.R. Simplot, together with Texas-based Caviness Beef Packers, announced last week that they will be building a new beef processing plant near Kuna, ID. The projected 300,000 square foot facility is expected to begin operations in fall of 2016, assuming no permitting setbacks.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 9,2015

EPA accepting comments for sorghum biofuels

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments through Jan. 30 on its preliminary analysis of the life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the growth and transport of biomass sorghum for use as biofuel feedstock.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 9,2015

Vet's Perspective

Preparing for calving season

by WLJ
Adequate preparation is crucial to calving success and an upward economic return on your investment. Keeping track of herd records and preparing for the calving season are important measures to enhance production success. As we see more calves in the upcoming fall months, a few specific points are worthy of consideration on your farm.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 9,2015

The short-lived life and death of checkoff plan two

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
In December, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced he would withdraw his October plans to create a second Beef Checkoff assessment under the Commodity, Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1996, in part because of Congress’ lack of funding for the program.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 9,2015

Deadline missed for mechanically tenderized label, description added

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Just before the U.S. rang in the New Year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture closed the old one out with a final rule, adding another piece to the labeling for processors of raw meat and poultry. Store bought meat products will now have any added solutions listed on the labels.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 2,2015

Looking forward: Rain for the dry Southwest

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) long-term projections, the Southwest is expected to get higher than average levels of precipitation through May. However, this also comes with predictions of higher than average temperatures.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 2,2015

Argentina FMD risk a big producer concern

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Argentina provided certain conditions are met. This proposal would provide for the importation of beef from Northern Argentina into the United States while continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of foot and mouth disease,” APHIS states.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 2,2015

Markets get late gift

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
“So far this week we’ve seen some light fed cattle sales in Nebraska and Iowa at $163 live and $260-262 dressed,” reported Troy Vetterkind of Vetterkind Cattle Brokerage. “Not enough volume to establish a market but suffice it to say it likely points to a higher cattle trade when all is said and done this week.

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Sign up for our newsletter!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29* 30 31*
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.