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Friday, December 23,2011

Alaska officials confirm fatality from wolf attack

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In a report released on Dec. 6, officials with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) presented its findings regarding a wolf attack that resulted in the March 2010 death of Candace Berner, a 32-yearold teacher from Chignik Lake on the Alaska Peninsula.

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Friday, December 23,2011

Tracking beef’s shrinking footprint

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
A new study in the Journal of Animal Science documents the shrinking environmental footprint of beef over the past 30 years.

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Friday, December 23,2011

Suspect in Muskogee County cattle theft case gets 18 years

by WLJ
In addition to the theft charges, Billy Chris Barnett III, 25, also pleaded guilty on a second degree burglary charge and unauthorized use of implement of husbandry and conspiracy.

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Friday, December 23,2011

Riggs honored by cattle growers

by WLJ
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize April’s hard work and dedication, and thank her for a job well done,” said NMCGA President Rex Wilson, Carrizozo. “According to the ranchers she serves, April goes above and beyond the call of duty every day.

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Friday, December 23,2011

MSGA’s 127th annual convention and trade show draws 740 to Billings

by WLJ
The 127th Annual Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) Convention and Trade Show, held at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana in Billings, Dec. 15-17, drew over 740 participants from across the state. Nearly 100 people participated in the Young Stockgrowers events, representing the largest showing of that group at any convention.

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Friday, December 16,2011

2012 National Western Stock Show 106th year

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“The 2012 National Western Stock Show (NWSS), Jan. 7-22, will feature many new, exciting events,” Paul Andrews, president and CEO said, “while still remaining true to our 106-year tradition of serving agriculture producers and consumers throughout the world and preserving our western heritage.

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Friday, December 16,2011

Record losses for packers

by WLJ
The fed cattle markets were slow to develop again last week. The futures markets were under pressure from outside markets and the beef cutout was declining leading into the holiday season. Packers’ negative margins continued, and reduced beef slaughter schedules were being implemented in an effort to raise the wholesale beef cutout price.

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Friday, December 16,2011

Klamath water wars escalating

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Klamath River dams have become a contentious decadelong water controversy over how the river should be managed, relating to the water supplies of farmers in the Klamath Basin and the southern Oregon region where the river begins, in addition to fish habitats.

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Friday, December 16,2011

WASDE projects higher steer prices

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA raised its 2012 price forecast for cattle (5-area direct, all grades) to an average of $120 to $128 per cwt. from last monthís forecast range of $117 to $126 in the Dec. 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report..

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Friday, December 16,2011

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
After going through the bills and getting the bad news, my wife and I opened the strange envelope and got a surprise: two crisp $50 bills. There was an unsigned note, which said the person sending us the money had prayed and received a message that we could use the cash more than he could.

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