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Friday, June 13,2014

2014 calf marketing considerations

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, March 7,2014

Respect the value of managing genetics

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, November 1,2013

Letters

by WLJ
Colorado’s mountain snowfall is elevation-dependent and accumulates in nearly equal amounts on the east and west faces of the Continental Divide.

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Friday, September 13,2013

Auctioneering's ancient history

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, July 26,2013

Are you doin’ your part to keep consumers lovin’ beef?

by WLJ
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?.

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Friday, April 19,2013

Tight hay supplies, high prices to continue

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, April 19,2013

Utah rancher calls for national monuments transparency and accountability

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, April 12,2013

Coming Events

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(Send calendar of events information to editorial@wlj.net.) May 13-16 – California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA) Spring Tour. For more information contact CCA at 916/444-0845 or visit calcattlemen.org. May 16-17 – California & Arizona Cattle Feeders Annual Mee...

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Friday, October 19,2012

CAB celebrates another record

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, June 15,2012

Beef Bits

by WLJ
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.

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