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Friday, January 13,2012

WASDE comes in bearish despite expectations

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) estimates show a downward trend in cattle supplies from last year, with higher fed-steer price ranges. USDA increased 2011 corn and soybean yields and production, despite most analysts’ predictions leaning towards a decline.

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Friday, January 13,2012

BEEF bits

by WLJ
United Egg Producers (UEP) is coming under fire from other animal agriculture groups for its efforts to set a national standard for the treatment of layers. The organization has enlisted Rep.

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Friday, January 13,2012

OBITUARY

by WLJ
John Norman “Norm” Middleswarth, 86, passed away Jan. 2, 2012, at his home in Torrington. Funeral services were held on Jan. 7 at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center with Scott Rauscher, Marylee McMillan and Lorriane Lerwick officiating. Burial followed at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Cattle Industry Convention attracts topnotch entertainment

by WLJ
“We work long and hard at convention but we never fail to have a good time. Nashville is home to some of the best entertainment in the country and convention participants will have several opportunities to capitalize on all the city has to offer,” said Donald.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Arsonists strike at Harris Ranch California feedlot; activists claim responsibility

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Jan. 8, arson fires claimed 14 big-rig trucks and several cattle trailers in a storage yard at Harris Ranch, one of the nation’s largest feed operations. It took firefighters 45 minutes to contain the fires.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Miller named senior vice president of Global Marketing and Research

by WLJ
In his new role, Miller will be responsible for staff leadership of NCBA departments focused on developing and executing the plan of work funded with beef checkoff dollars. Those departments include Planning and Evaluation; Market Research; Research, Education and Innovation; Issues Management; Consumer Marketing; and Channel Marketing.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Shaw Cattle Company acquires Turner Brothers' Registered Hereford cattle

by WLJ
Shaw Cattle Company announces its acquisition of the entire cow herd of Oklahoma’s Turner Brothers registered Hereford cattle. Shaw Cattle Co. is excited to obtain the JET line of Turner Brothers' cattle and believe they will complement their existing herd well.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Talk to your veterinarian; test your herd

by WLJ
“The department has seen a decrease in the number of positive trich cases and is encouraged by these numbers; this shows that the livestock industry and the CDA mitigation efforts have been working,” continued Roehr, “but this doesn’t mean ranchers should decrease their testing rates.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Not all sportsmens' groups created equal

by WLJ
While many advocacy groups and organizations claim to support protecting wildlife populations, improving habitat and preserving land access for the future in their publicity and fundraising campaigns, which all sound good to anyone who enjoys the outdoors, they are not always showing their true colors.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Applications for Leopold Conservation Award being accepted until March 9, 2012

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition are accepting applications for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award which honors South Dakota landowners who demonstrate responsible stewardship and management of natural resources.

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